User:Web 2 Group Ethiopia

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Collaboration of CTA and ILRI


The opening of the training session
This page is dedicated to giving information regarding the Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity that took place from May 23-27, 2011 at the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This page is also a demonstration of what the training has equipped the trainees with. This will then show our dedication to use web 2.0 applications to share knowledge and enhance our communication system. We thank the ILRI and the | CTA for creating this opportunity.

About the Learning Opportunity

Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source internet-based applications and services designed to enhance on-line collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost at all. These new online services known as Web 2.0 applications - sometimes called ‘social media’ - enable people to collaborate to create, share and publish information. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) has a mandate to facilitate access to and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and rural development in 78 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). Supporting the adoption of Web 2.0 applications represents a great opportunity for meeting it.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in collaboration with CTA hosted a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity starting on Monday 23 May 2011. Participants were introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and learned how to use them hands-on.

The Learning Opportunity covered advanced online searching, getting information served via alerts and RSS, collaborating remotely using wikis and Google Docs, using VoIP, online mapping and social networking. Participants got a chance to see what others have done, they got hands-on experience on how to use innovative applications, and assessed how they could adopt these innovations within the context of their work and organisation.

The sessions Programme of the Learning Opportunity

  • Introduction to the participatory World Wide Web (Web 2.0)
  • Search Magic: How to conduct advanced multilingual online searches;
  • Information Self Service: How to get selected information served to you via alerts and RSS feeds;
  • Remote collaboration: How to develop content remotely using wikis and Google Docs;
  • Online mapping: How to locate your organisation and your projects on a online Map;
  • How to communicate voice over the internet at no cost;
  • Online publishing (micro-blogging and blogging);
  • Professional / corporate social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook);
  • Web 2.0 self-instruction (introduction to iMARK)

The Participants

There were 41 participants who attended this training all from different universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Best 5 complements made by participants

Samson Eshetu

Samson Eshetu

I am very much impressed about where I am now and before. I have been using internet to make simple search and use emails and claiming that "I know internet". Earlier a machine was playing on me, but now I can play with a machine. I can confidently say that "I became hero from zero". This is a wonderful training, which I have ever attended...practical and participatory.

Goitom Tegegn

Goitom Tegegn

The workshop is well organized that we faced nothing inconvenient. Besides the way the training is given so interesting. It is very participatory that we have hands-on experience on every topic. The DEMOCRACY WALL is one of the best things I have seen (I have learned that I should implement it in my classes). It is such an instant way of evaluating how things are going inside a classroom. (I thank our trainer for this special experience).

Fraol Lemma

Fraol Lemma

This training has served me to cleanup all my difficulties with accessing open resources, communicating, and contributing what is expected from me, not only to take but also to give. I appreciate all, trainers, trainees, facilitators, and event coordinators too. Thank you all.

Ibsa Edris

Ibsa Edris

The following expressions shall tell my feelings about this training.


Micheas Yacob

Micheas Yacob

It is really high time, where i am in the middle of huge web based information requirement and in need of information management tools that i got to this breathtaking oppprtunity "Web2 for Development'. First, the training has managed to ansuwer my enduring quest for how organizaational visibilities through efficent web based communication and infromation shring could be made possible. Second, the training has addressed how icould be effective in handling team works through organizing different web based collaborative social plate forms. Third, my organization, ADAA in collaboration with its donor ICCO and IICD is in the process of implementing Connect for Change (C4C) program in view of augumenting the ongoing livelihoods and local market development program. with ths regards, the contribution of web2 for development can be seen as of utmost important for me. Finally, i can not quit without recomending the fact that ILRI and CTA should go for further scale so that various decisive targets from provate, government and NGOs could be reached with this new ways of doing things

Organizers, Trainers and Assistant Trainers


On behalf of all participants, the wiki group would like to congratulate everyone on our successful completion of the Web 2.0 Training. For all of us, this has been a time of taking a step to the future, a time of getting the knowledge to widen our communication and an appropriate time for an increased competence. The Web 2.0 applications that we have learned this week are tools that everyone should be able to manipulate for best outcomes. Hence, we suggest these tools be taught to all those who are always in need of reaching a wider network for various reasons. Much can be said regarding the training. However, the main point that we should take is that we need to use these tools and we need to pass this knowledge to others. We have, as a partial fulfillment of the training program, developed the wiki page. We feel honored for this and we thank all those who helped us in making this page a reality. Last but not least, our heartfelt gratitude goes to CTA and ILRI. LET US USE WEB 2.0 FOR DEVELOPMENT!!

List of Participants

Full Name Organization
Goitom Tegegn Mekelle University
Abenet Yabowork ILRI, KMIS
Bizuwork Mulat ILRI, KMIS
Gebrehawariat Girma GIZ-SLM
Abebe Demissie FAO-IGAD
Ibsa Edris Jimma University
Fraol Balcha Oromia Chamber of Commerce
Abel Teshome Sustainable Land Use Forum
Samson Lemma Haramaya University
Gebeyehu Kebede Addis Ababa University
Birhanu Bayeh Kombolcha ATVET
Tigist Endashaw ILRI, CaSt
Anna Bullo Center for Devt Initiatives
Shirega Minuye SMAF Green Business Pvt
Addis Tigabu IFPRI
Selam Workneh Johns Hopkins
Eshetu Yimer Ehtiopian Rural Self Help
Wubalem Dejene ILRI - SLP
Alemneh Moges Ethiopian Management Institute
Fitsum Tesfaye USAID
Mersha Zeleke MELCA-Ethiopia
Alemneh Tadele Community Health and Dev't
Apollo Habtamu ILRI - KMIS
Habtamu Taddese Hawassa University
Fiseha Gizachew MoA
Micheas Yacob African Dev't Aid Association
Sintayehu Alemayehu ILRI
Simachew Alehegn EIAR
Seyoum Ayalew EIAR
Selamawit Dagne UNFAO
Selamawit Bekele Addis Ababa University
Elizabet Kidane MCIT
Hunduma Dinka Adama University
Tadesse Bekele Jimma University
Kirubel Teshome MELCA-Ethiopia
Belete Kasahun KADCom Multimedia
Nevil Kavuludi Eth Environment Journalist Association

List of Trainers

Full Name Organization
Nicholsa Kimolo CTA
Maurice Mulinge CTA
Tsehay Gashaw ILRI, KMIS
Liya Dejene ILRI, KMIS

Page developed by; Goitom Tegegn, Abenet Yabowork, Bizuwork Mulat, Habtamu Tadesse(The Wiki Team)