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Social Reporting during the FAO Conference

After the very positive event in Dakar for the FSCA-PISA Workshop on ComDev, it is now time for a new experiment of Social Reporting.

This time it’s happening during the 37th FAO Conference which is taking place this week at FAO in Rome.

It is the first official experiment of this kind for FAO and I think it is going to be a very interesting experience for the organization. It is important to offer the house a perception of what social reporting could be during such an event.

We chose a very light approach with few people in the Team (mainly @faonews, @permreps_unrome and myself @neoluk) and a list of selected events during the week to follow and tweet about.


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2009 AMARC Pan African Conference: the results

The results of the election of 4th AMARC Pan African Conference held in Abidjan the 27-30th April 2009.

The new Board of Directors is composed by (from left to the right):

  • Benilde Nhalevilo: Women Representative from Eastern and Southern Africa (FORCOM) Mozambique
  • Kofy Larweh: Training officer, (GCRN) Ghana
  • Zara Yacoub: Institutional development, (DJA FM) Tchad
  • Franklin Huizies: Vice-president from Eastern and Southern Africa (NCRF) South Africa
  • Karamoko Bamba: Treasurer, (URPCI) Côte d’ivoire
  • Oumar Seck Ndiaye: President and vice president for west and central Africa, (URAC) Sénégal
  • Haby Diallo: Women representative from west and central Africa, (Radio Bélékan), Mali
  • Jimmy Okello: ICT officer, (Radio APAC), Uganda

To all of them my sincere compliments and best wishes for their future activities.

Read the AMARC’s Abidjan Declaration in English or French and listen to the declarations and speeches during the Conference.


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Social media is taking place on Google

This morning I found out that Google interface is changed.

As you can see on the image, new buttons have been added to the screen while reading the list of results.

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Three new features are now available:

  • promote
  • remove
  • comment

Just checking techcrunch, and reading the Google blog, it seems like I won’t be one of the few testers able to see it (remember my post called Google and knowledge management some months ago???) but one of the usual million users who will benefit!