Archive for the ‘en’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

Dgroups Activities Report 2013

September 01, 2014  |   dgroups,en,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

In August 2013, Dgroups counts 2.297 communities, with around 167.691 registered users. It delivers around 400.000 email messages each day. The Dgroups Foundation is committed to make Dgroups accessible and affordable to all development organisations. To fulfill its responsibilities, the Board of the Dgroups Foundation prioritized seven work areas in 2013: Platform improvement Service reliability Users’ support for optimum use of the platform Engagement with current partners Marketing and outreach Governance and administration Monitoring and evaluation You can read about specific objectives for each work area and results achieved in ... is restored to normal service

June 29, 2014  |   dgroups,en,partnership,Uncategorized   |     |   0 Comment

The website was down over the weekend, apparently due to a temporary technical problem with the Internet Service Provider, which is now fixed. Thanks to the prompt intervention of WA-Research over the weekend, we are now back online. All messages sent during the down-time should be queued normally, so no specific actions are required by Dgroups moderators/administrators. Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Chair, Dgroups Foundation

Dgroups Board approves new membership structure

April 19, 2014  |   dgroups,en,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

At the Dgroups Annual Partners meeting earlier this year, Dgroups members discussed how to increase the annual income of the Foundation and how to encourage small organisations (less than 1 million Euros annual turnover) to join. A new membership and financial contribution structure was proposed. This was then explored further, adapted and ratified at the subsequent Board meeting on 14th March 2014, as follows: 1. The annual contribution for Full Partner Dgroups membership has remained the same ...