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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 ...

Dgroups technical guides and resources

February 20, 2017  |   dgroups,learning,news   |     |   0 Comment

One of the strengths of Dgroups is its simplicity and very low learning curve. However, it's useful to have some pointers to refer to, especially if you're not familiar with the platform. We have recently started a new page for Dgroups Technical Guides and Resources. The page is accessible from the main navigation of this website and at the link https://www.dgroups.info/guides-resources/. The goal is to provide users, administrators and creators with the key guides and resources to learn how ...

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 ...

UNCDF, Access Agriculture join Dgroups

December 19, 2014  |   news,partnership   |     |   0 Comment

After the 3 organizations that joined earlier in 2014, the year 2014 closes with another good news for Dgroups. Two new organizations have just formalized their membership and have joined the Dgroups Foundation. The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN's capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries. Specifically: UNCDF provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and ...

Dgroups leaflet in French, Spanish and Portuguese

November 18, 2014  |   news   |     |   0 Comment

We are delighted to announce the availability of our new introductory leaflet in 4 languages here: English [download  pdf] French [download  pdf Spanish [download  pdf] Portuguese [download  pdf] Please feel free to download and distribute these leaflets to your networks and contacts, and to print them out for distribution at meetings and conferences. The Dgroups Partnership is currently expanding and we welcome all organisations (large and small) working in international development (health, agriculture, ...

Google SMS version of Gmail in Africa – New opportunities for Dgroups users

August 15, 2012  |   news   |     |   Comments Off on Google SMS version of Gmail in Africa – New opportunities for Dgroups users

I am excited to read the following news item on the BBC website (with thanks to Giacomo Rambaldi and Web2ForDev discussion list on Dgroups). Google launch SMS version of Gmail in Africa: Google has launched a text message-based version of its email service targeted at users in Africa. Gmail SMS can run on so-called "dumb phones" which only ...