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FAO, UNISDR project grants to support Dgroups improvements

December 15, 2016  |   dgroups,en,platform   |     |   0 Comment

During 2016, the Dgroups Foundation could count on additional financial support from FAO and UNISDR, through two separate project grants. FAO is a long standing partner in Dgroups since the early days of the platform, back in 2002-2004. For FAO, Dgroups is an established tool for communication, collaboration and networking in teams and projects, and with external stakeholders and partners. Indeed, there are over 50 FAO dgroups currently active on the platform, with over 27,000 members. We've ...

Communities of Practice – Increasing inclusiveness, value and collaboration. Real trends or wishful thinking?

September 26, 2016  |   dgroups,en,events   |     |   0 Comment

Many Dgroups partners participated at the Eldis 20th Anniversary workshop on Digital Knowledge Sharing, held at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK on 15 and 16 September. Dgroups representatives Neil Pakenham-Walsh (Chair, Dgroups Foundation) and Ivan Kulis (ECDPM) were delighted to give a presentation on global trends and challenges for Communities of Practice in International Development. The presentation emphasised the central and growing importance of CoPS in promoting ...

Presentation Dgroups Partners Meeting 2016

September 18, 2016  |   dgroups,en,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

Representatives of Dgroups member organizations and Board members met on 14th September 2016 for the Dgroups Partners Meeting. The meeting was hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The meeting report will be available for Dgroups members' in the coming days. In the meantime, you can view the presentation below, which illustrates objectives and progresses for the 9 work areas identified in Dgroups annual work plan.

Welcome to Adrian Bannister, new Dgroups Board member

September 14, 2016  |   dgroups,en,governance   |     |   0 Comment

The Dgroups Board is delighted to welcome Adrian Bannister as a new member of the Board. Adrian is the Web Innovations Convenor at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. We look forward to working with Adrian and IDS to further strengthen Dgroups in the coming months and years. Click here for the full list of Board members.

Save the date! Dgroups Partners Meeting 2016

July 28, 2016  |   dgroups,events,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

We're pleased to announce that the 2016 Dgroups Partners Meeting will take place on 14th September, 2016, and it will be hosted and co-organized with IDS in the context of the Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop. The Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop aims "to bring together knowledge brokers and communications professionals to share learning on the current “state-of-the-art” in digital knowledge sharing theory and practice; to identify opportunities and build collaboration around the future role of digital knowledge sharing platforms and portals ...

Dgroups welcomes three new partner organizations

April 12, 2016  |   dgroups,partnership   |     |   1 Comment

Between end 2015 and beginning 2016, three new organizations have joined the Dgroups Foundation: IDS and UNISDR as Full Dgroups Partners; Savana Signature as Associate Partner. The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a well established actor in the development sector, being a "leading global institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications." Based at the University of Sussex, IDS brings to the partnership a solid and extensive experience in information services and communication for ...

Dgroups Activities Report 2015 and Plan 2016

March 08, 2016  |   dgroups   |     |   0 Comment

With two new partners joining during the year,  at the end of 2105 the Dgroups Partnership counts 24 member organizations and it is stronger at the end of 2015 than at the beginning of the year. The recently published Activities Report 2015 and Plan 2016 highlights the work areas around which the Dgroups Board focused its operation in 2015, the results achieved, and the operational plan for 2016.

Dgroups webinar – Maintaining and troubleshooting your online community

June 17, 2015  |   dgroups,en,news   |     |   3 Comments

The third and final Dgroups Communities Webinar took place on 15 June 2015 and focused on how to maintain and troubleshoot your online community. Facilitated by Lucie Lamoureux (KM4D Associates) the webinar was designed mostly as a peer-assist session. Two participants presented two case studies, illustrating the challenges they face in maintaining their communities of practice (CoPs). Other participants and the facilitation team provided feedback and suggestions on what can be done to overcome the challenges identified. The ...

Dgroups webinar – Developing and supporting your Dgroup

April 23, 2015  |   dgroups,en   |     |   0 Comment

After the first Dgroups Communities webinar held last month, this week we organized the second event in this series of three online webinars. The theme for this session was how to develop and support an online community. Facilitated by Lucie Lamoureux (KM4D Associates) the session was designed around three presentation blocks of about 12 minutes, each followed by a 15 minutes interaction and discussion for participants to ask questions and contribute their experience. In her ...

Dgroups Activities Report 2014

March 06, 2015  |   dgroups,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

With six new partners joining in 2014,  the Dgroups Partnership counts now 22 member organizations and it is stronger at the end of 2014 than at the beginning of the year. The recently published Activities Report 2014 highlights the work areas around which the Dgroups Board focused its operation in 2014, and the results achieved. In particular, the Dgroups Board fulfilled its responsibilities across nine work areas: 1. Strengthen the Partnership; 2. Platform improvement; 3. Service reliability; 4. Users’ support ...