Archive for the ‘platform’ Category

General Data Protection Regulation: Guidance to Dgroups Foundation from WA-Research

June 04, 2018  |   en,partnership,platform   |     |   0 Comment

On May 25, 2018, the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The Dgroups Foundation has received confirmation that WA Research, the company that hosts and develops the dgroups.org website, is fully compliant with the GDPR. Details are included in the guidance note that the Dgroups Board has received by WA Research - see text below or download in PDF. [su_button url="https://www.dgroups.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/201805-GDPR_Guidance_from_WA-Research_final2.pdf" target="blank"]Download the guidance note (pdf)[/su_button] We’re sure you are aware of the ...

An introduction to Dgroups [9-minute video presentation]

April 11, 2018  |   dgroups,partnership,platform   |     |   0 Comment

Dgroups is a longstanding, successful international development initiative, like few others. It has been online since 2002, and hundreds of thousands of development professionals use it regularly in their work.  Some, however, may be less familiar with it or may have just heard about it. So what is Dgroups? During a recent webinar organized in partnership between FAO-Dgroups, Saskia Harmsen from the Dgroups Board gave a short introduction to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Top Dgroups functionality requests and recent platform enhancement

September 08, 2014  |   dgroups,platform   |     |   0 Comment

Since several months now, we have revised our approach for functionality improvement. The new approach decentralises all identification and discussion of functionality improvements to the [redesign] Dgroups, which is open for anyone to join. Currently, the group counts 34 active and engaged members, including Damir Simunic for WA-Research, representatives of the Dgroups Board, Dgroup admins and creators, and other users championing Dgroups in their own organizations. From the over 226 discussions in the [redesign] ...

Dgroups – A global community of users

September 20, 2013  |   dgroups,en,platform   |     |   0 Comment

While WA-Research carries on its work to improve the Dgroups platform and make better and more detailed statistics on groups usage and membership for individual groups, we recently received some updates in terms of overall Dgroups headline figures. We have been using these data and presented them in a live, interactive visualization using Tableu Public. You can see it at this link and inquire it directly. The image below is a screenshot ...

New feature – Mapping your Dgroups members

October 16, 2012  |   development,dgroups,en,platform   |     |   0 Comment

When they started working on the new Dgroups interface, WA-Research promised that this would not be just a facelift. The new Dgroups is clearly much more stable and user friendly and new features are continuously being added. Some are already in production, and offer users and administrators new tools to improve the way the use their Dgroups. Today, we would like to introduce you to the 'members overview' - a geographical visualization of your Dgroups ...

Towards Next Dgroups and beyond

April 30, 2012  |   build,dgroups,en,partnership,platform   |     |   0 Comment

On April 24th, 2012 a meeting was held in The Hague to review the progress and future of Dgroups. The meeting brought together all Dgroups board members and Damir Simunic, director of WA Research, which has provided the technical platform for Dgroups for the past 2 years and has led the redesign of next Dgroups. Participants moved from a common definition of what Dgroups is and what it stands for. As the tagline in the ...

New Board, new platform, renewed commitments – Dgroups partners meeting 2011

October 01, 2011  |   dgroups,en,partnership,platform   |     |   0 Comment

The Dgroups membership met last week in Rome during the Rome 2011 Share Fair for the 2011 Partners meeting. This was the first face to face meeting of the Dgroups partners since 2009, when we met in The Hague just after the Foundation was created and the migration of the platform to WA-Research was completed. The meeting was well attended, with half of the Dgroups partners participating and actively engaging in the discussion on ...