On 15 November 2012, the Dgroups Foundation hosted an online peer exchange session. The event was organized in the context of the 2012 Dgroups Annual Meeting.
During the peer exchange, two Dgroups partners organizations shared their experiences in working with Dgroups and making the most of it to support daily business practices. The slides are available online at Slideshare and below here.
Sean Fleury from the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) explained how they have been using Dgroups to put the networking element into the work they do. Dgroups is used as membership database and this allows RSWN to engage and interact with the members even when limited/low bandwidth is available.
In the second presentation, Myra Wopereis-Pura described how Dgroups is used at FARA, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa. Through the use of Dgroups, FARA can broaden the dialogue on agricultural research in Africa by involving non-research stakeholders in the conversation. Moreover, Dgroups is also used as efficient advocacy tool and for focused, time bound online discussions and consultations.
A report of the meeting and the recordings of the presentations are available on this blog and on the Dgroups Foundation YouTube Channel.