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The day started with a recap of day 3 activities. There was a brief review of every participant’s biodata to confirm suitability for uploading to the internet. Participants then continued with work on their respective group proposals/concepts, which had been introduced the previous day. The web-based approach departed from the traditional ones where members of a group had to physically sit together to produce a document. After brainstorming and placing notes on the site, every member of every group was charged with the responsibility of contributing an item to his / her group’s concept/proposal (even the brainstorming could have been done without necessarily sitting together anyway). Participants discussed and improved their contributions throughout the sessions.
The Ethiopians were celebrating their New Year day, and every participant was treated to a 40-gram bar of chocolate. We wish all the Ethiopians a prosperous year.
After health break and some minutes on continued work on the concepts, Nicholas took the participants through a session on Copyright issues and creative commons. The concepts of patent, copyright and trademark were made clear, and the rule of fair use, and many others acknowledged by all.
Concept/proposal writing continued after lunch into early evening. Most, if not all, groups completed their tasks to acceptable levels, to be presented to plenary the following day.
The day ended on a meaty note, with Dinner by the swimming pool – but nobody swum, not in the water, not in the drinks. There was food (read ugali or matoke), rice, potatoes, cassava, juicy roast chicken, juicy roast meat, vegetables of sorts, fruits of sorts, and drinks of sorts. There was music, to which many danced seated and a few remained until the audience was lean enough for them to get to their feet.
THIS WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DAY OF THE WORKSHOP, WE SHOWED WE HAD LEARNT TO USE THE WEB TOOLS BY APPLYING THEM TO PROPOSAL/ CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT