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Case study: Using Dgroups for stakeholder engagement and participation in the FAO Farmer Field School

April 19, 2018  |   dgroups,en   |     |   0 Comment

During a recent webinar organized in partnership between FAO-Dgroups, Suzanne Phillips from the Farmer Field School Team in the Plant Production and Protection Division of the FAO presented how they have been using Dgroups to connect a global and growing community of field school practitioners together. [su_button url="https://www.dgroups.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Case-Study-Dgroups-FAO-FFS-Final.pdf" target="blank"]Download the case study (pdf)[/su_button] Watch the video presentation below: https://youtu.be/xH35gddLJOw (see also the slides used in the webinar) The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach is an ...

An introduction to Dgroups [9-minute video presentation]

April 11, 2018  |   dgroups,partnership,platform   |     |   0 Comment

Dgroups is a longstanding, successful international development initiative, like few others. It has been online since 2002, and hundreds of thousands of development professionals use it regularly in their work.  Some, however, may be less familiar with it or may have just heard about it. So what is Dgroups? During a recent webinar organized in partnership between FAO-Dgroups, Saskia Harmsen from the Dgroups Board gave a short introduction to ...

Recording and slides from the webinar on Dgroups: simple solutions for building communities in your organization

March 27, 2018  |   dgroups   |     |   0 Comment

The webinar on Dgroups: simple solutions for building communities in your organization, organized in partnership with FAO, took place on 22 March, 2018. About 70 people joined the live event; several more had registered and expressed the interest to receive the webinar recording. The full session is now available for playback on our YouTube channel and below here. https://youtu.be/hWoe6dy4PXM The total recording is just over one long. You are welcome to watch it all, or jump straight to the ...

[Webinar] Dgroups: simple solutions for building communities in your organization

March 13, 2018  |   events   |     |   0 Comment

Have you ever looked for an easy solution to create networks and communities of practice within your organization? Would you like a simple, non-commercial tool, respectful of privacy for team discussions? Do you need a knowledge exchange solution that is compatible with low bandwidth users in the South? Dgroups can offer you the perfect solution. Dgroup is a longstanding successful development initiative that promotes dialogue. Supported by over 20 organizations, it currently engages over 290 000 ...

Dgroups welcomes four new partner organizations

January 21, 2018  |   en,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

The Dgroups Partnerships keeps growing, with four organizations having recently joined the Dgroups Foundation: Global Healthcare Information Network CIC (GHI-net) and C3 Collaborating for Health as Associate Partners; Charter for Change and Personas Facilitadoras DT as Project Partners. Global Healthcare Information Network CIC (GHI-net) is a "non-profit organisation established in 2005 to administer the global initiative HIFA (Healthcare Information For All). [...] HIFA continues to grow, with ...

Presentations and report Dgroups Annual Partners Meeting 2017

December 15, 2017  |   dgroups,en,partnership,platform   |     |   0 Comment

The 2017 Dgroups Annual Partners Meeting was held on 30 November 2017. This year’s meeting was held online using Adobe Connect. A total of 15 participants joined the meeting, representing 6 of the 16 Full Dgroups Partners and 5 of the 8 Associate Partners. Damir Simunic and Joe Canda from WA-Research also joined the meeting. The agenda of the meeting was organized in three main parts: Dgroups business meeting - Presentation by the Dgroups ...

Dgroups Annual Partners Meeting – 30 November 2017

October 27, 2017  |   dgroups,en   |     |   0 Comment

In the last Board meeting, the Board of the Dgroups Foundation has set the date for the 2017 Dgroups Annual Partners Meeting.  This year's meeting will be held online on Thursday 30th November 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm (Amsterdam, Rome, Brussels -  you can check the exact time in your timezone using this link: http://ow.ly/qXe330g3F35. The meeting will include: The Dgroups Partners business meeting, with review ...

Case study: Using Dgroups to scale up online networking and communication in the Rural Water Supply Network

September 11, 2017  |   en   |     |   0 Comment

This case study describes why RWSN has chosen to use Dgroups as their main tool for communicating with partners and clients all over the world. It explains how they've been using Dgroups and what results it helped the network achieve. Finally, it presents the key lessons learned by RWSN on what makes an active group, and how to sustain conversation and exchanges in online communities. The case study is based ...

Dgroups at the Knowledge for Development (K4D) Conference

April 10, 2017  |   dgroups,en,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

Dgroups was presented as an example of best practice at the Knowledge for Development Conference in Geneva, 3-4 April 2017. Neil Pakenham-Walsh, chair of the Dgroups foundation and founder of HIFA (Healthcare Information for All: five Dgroups with >16,000 members interacting in 3 languages) presented Dgroups to a diverse audience of more than 200 development professionals (many of whom already use Dgroups). He underlined the vital importance of Dgroups and communities of ...

Dgroups is now available for time-limited projects

March 20, 2017  |   dgroups,news,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

The Foundation is committed to make Dgroups accessible and affordable to all development organisations worldwide. For this reason, and to answer requests for membership in Dgroups received in recent months, the Dgroups Foundation has now introduced a new type of partnership into Dgroups: Project Partner. This membership type is available for time-limited activities that are jointly carried out by two or more organisations, where formal individual organisation membership (Full/Associate) is not appropriate to their needs. An overview of ...