Original posted on the ICT-KM blog
They came from near and far to attend Day Zero of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. And what a day it was too. We were overwhelmed by the response. More than 180 participants attended the various training and sharing sessions held on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus.
“Day Oh, now I know how to… !” (as the training day was dubbed by the ICT-KM Program’s Nadia Manning-Thomas) was called to order by an Ethiopian horn blower. This is just one of the many traditional Ethiopian touches that make this event unique.
During the opening ceremony, Nadia introduced the concepts of knowledge sharing, knowledge management, ICTs, facilitation, social media, online collaboration and networking. She also gave examples on how to identify, choose and implement the right knowledge sharing tools/methods for a particular stage of work and for a particular purpose or goal.
The day was centered around several parallel training sessions (see the agenda), each focusing on different knowledge sharing and communication tools and methodologies.
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