Archive for the ‘en’ Category

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: 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 ...

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.

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 ...