The aims of the Day 0 at AgKnowledge Africa were:
- To provide an opportunity for participants of the Share Fair to learn skills, tools and methods that were used in planning and running the Share Fair, and additional tools
- To discuss overall concepts and learn how to identify, choose and implement tools and methods to match particular needs, activities and goals
- To provide opportunities for participants to learn and be trained in specific ICT tools and face-to-face methods
- To expose participants to ways to make their content travel by connecting various tools
- To explore social, traditional, cultural and creative forms of communication
The Day started with a opening ceremony which introduced the concepts of knowledge sharing, knowledge management, ICTs, facilitation, social media, online collaboration and networking and more. During this session, Nadia Manning-Thomas from CGIAR’s ICT-KM Program gave examples on how to identify, choose and implement right knowledge sharing tools/methods for their particular stage of work and to help achieve a particular purpose or goal they may have. She stressed that although there is a “overwhelmingly long and constantly increasing list of tools and methods” many of these tools and methods can and should be used for different kinds of activities and for achieving certain aims. For more information take a look at the knowledge sharing framework in research.
After the opening ceremony, over 180 participants split into various sessions. Here is a summary of reports from many of the sessions that took place.
Radio for knowledge sharing
- Audio by Jan: http://share-fair.podomatic.com/player/web/2010-10-18T06_44_39-07_00 (how to make good audio and radio interviews)
Tania Jordan (CGIAR ICT-KM) - Collaborative writing
Google team: France, Evans, Jackie - Google tools
- Blogpost by Andew: Google Geo Tools: What can they do for knowledge sharing?
KM4Dev team: Pete Cranstan , Charles Dhewa, Gauri Salokhe, Willem Bettink, Roxanna Samii – Face to Face Knowledge Sharing Methods
- Blogpost by Roxy: Day zero: "I know HOW day" starts at Agknowledge share fair #sfaddis
- Blogpost by Ewen: Share Fair Addis: Fishbowl and fishbowl battle
- Blogpost by Pier Andrea: http://euforic.blogspot.com/2010/10/agknowledge-africa-share-fair-training.html
- Videos by Pier Andrea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWIFBn7vRpU
- Blogpost by Davide: How to deal with journalists
Katarlah Taylor, IFPRI - Mendeley
- Blog post by Grace: New Discoveries at #sfaddis: MENDELEY!!!
- Blog post by Davide: The big deal about blogs
The day ended with Peter Casier ran a session called “Making Content Travel”- introducing practical and low-effort tips, tools and tricks to make your content known to the wider public, to “make your content travel through the social media channels”, magnifying the reach of your content.
The rest of the week, the social media team, which now includes some newly trained participants, will be covering the event and documenting everything through Twitter, Flickr, Audio and Video tools, blogs and much more. For more information, take a look at the list of social media tools used by the Share Fair Team.
The communications team on the other hand was busy publishing the daily newspaper called the "Daily Trail". Here's a link to Sunday's edition.
In a very African way, the day ended with drumming and dancing! Lots of knowledge sharing on music from different countries. Great way to end the day!