Social media revolutionising rural communities in the Pacific

Posted October 5, 2015 from Papua New Guinea
Pacific Social Reporting Team at the Pacific AgriTourism Week in Nadi, Fiji
Such a privilege to be a part a part of the Social Reporting Team for #PacAgriTo Week. Learning more about AgriTourism and enhancing Social Reporting Skills.

Since 2013, I have been involved in participating in capacity building and other initiatives byTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTAespecially in their program area of ICT for Development and through their framework ARDYIS( Agriculture Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society).

I wrote in my journal about my participation in ARDYIS activity of YoBloCo, you can read it here. CTA continues to offer such capacity building programs for countries in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific through their Web2.0 trainings that give opportunity for those in the agriculture industry to be a part of.

These online skills of course open doors to many further opportunities, personally , professionally and for the community.

Together with the training syllabus that World Pulse offers gives a strong foundation of understanding and application of Web2.0 and the use of the World Wide Web in general.

CTA continues to offer opportunites for youths to be a part of Social Reporting trainings where you undergo Social Reporting training and actually apply the skills in events that they host. Its been such a great blessing for me, to be a part of these initiatives and to see the capacity building programs and activities continue to increase and include current technology developments, such as 'drones' or (Unnamed Aerial Vehicles) and mobile applications.

For women who are in the Agriculture sector, in any way - whether at subsistance level, or commercial - there are great opportunities that you can be a part of CTA programs. Check out their website or subscribe to their mailing list through DGroups.

Here is a link to a radio interview by Pacific Beat withMichael Hailu, director of Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA); Giacomo Rambaldi, CTA speaking on the revolution of Social Media in the Pacific.

Yes, Social Media/Web2.0 has created a revolution in the world today and I'm glad to be a part of it for it is what has brought us here together on World Pulse. :) If you would like further information and live in the ACP countries do check the links I have shared here, or message me.

Have a great day everyone.

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Oct 06, 2015
Oct 06, 2015

Dear Carol, 

Thank you so much for these resources, I am sure they will guide many women in their rural communities and more..

With respect and support, 

Kerry-Ann Parchment
Nov 27, 2015
Nov 27, 2015

Carol thanks so much for sharing your expereince with the inconnecteness of the web and rural development through agriculture. The WWW is very germane to any sector of society that needs to be relevant and demanding to its clients. I happy to see that CTA has been transforming the lives of many youths through online training activities. Hopefully sponsors like Dell and Apple will come on board on sponsor each participant a tablet to make these training more meaningful.  Cheers! Continue the good work!!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Dec 05, 2015
Dec 05, 2015

Dear Carol You are doing great work for the community that you serve. Am so happy because i do work with the communities in relation to agriculture so i am sure i am going to learn alot from CTA. Thank you for sharing and please continue to share your stories. Stay blessed