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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 ...

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. http://www.slideshare.net/dgroups/dgroups-partners-meeting-2016

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.

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. http://www.slideshare.net/dgroups/troubleshooting-your-dgroup The ...

cinfo joins Dgroups

June 05, 2015  |   en,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

We're happy to announce that the cinfo - the Centre for Information, Counselling and Training for Professions relating to International Cooperation - has recently joined the Dgroups Partnership. Based in Biel, Switzerland, cinfo is:As we read from its website: a specialised service provider and the network platform for professionals and organisations involved in the IC job market and for persons who wish to become active in this field. cinfo support partners and clients providing information, counselling and ...

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 webinar – Learning the ins and outs of the Dgroups platform

April 02, 2015  |   en,platform   |     |   1 Comment

Creating a new online community can be done with just a few clicks of the mouse. But bringing a new community to life and getting its members engaged is a complete different story, and it requires care, skills and time. ECDPM and Dgroups are partnering to pilot a series of three free webinars to learn the ins and outs of the Dgroups platform, the basics of online community building, and tips and tricks that ...