Dgroups: simple solutions for building communities in your organization

  • 30th March 2018
  • by secretary
27 March 2018. Webinar. The webinar on Dgroups: simple solutions for building communities in your organization, organized in partnership with FAO, took place on 22 March, 2018. About 70 people joined the live event; several more had registered and expressed the interest to receive the webinar recording.

The full session is now available for playback on our YouTube channel and below here.

The total recording is just over one long recording. You are welcome to watch it all, or jump straight to the part that you may be more interested in:

  • An introduction about Dgroups, by Saskia Harmsen.
    Dgroup is a longstanding successful development initiative that promotes dialogue. Supported by over 20 organizations, it currently engages over 290 000 people in all countries and territories of the world. It offers an easy to use email tool and an online platform for small or large groups that benefit from networks and discussions.
  • The Global Farmer Field School Platform Dgroups, by Suzanne Phillips. Suzanne Phillips from FAO shared her experience using a Dgroup to connect a global community of FAO Farmer Field School practitioners all over the world. She decided to use Dgroup as an additional tool to ensure inclusion of all stakeholders, even when they have a poor internet connection, low IT-literacy and little time to engage in exchanges.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for Agriculture Dgroups, by Giacomo Rambaldi. Giacomo Rambaldi from CTA talked about the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for Agriculture Dgroups – and how it has been instrumental to carry out a mapping of existing and forthcoming policies, laws and regulations governing the use of UAVs. 
  • HIFA Dgroups, by Neil Pakenham-Walsh. Neil Pakenham-Walsh presented how Dgroups is being used by the HIFA forums. These groups bring together more than 15,000 people from 175 countries to explore ways to improve the availability and use of health information in low- and middle-income countries. Dgroups is the platform enabling the conversation and dialogue on the HIFA forums.
Over the coming weeks, the organisers publish a series of individual posts with each case study and presentation shared during the webinar.