E-discussion: summary and key points raised by e‐discussants
Résumé et principaux points soulevés par e‐participants :
On behalf of CTA and the other partners, we wish to announce the start of the e-discussion for the international conference “Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services: Linking Knowledge to Policy and Action for Food and Livelihoods”. A rich discussion is expected, which will lead to clear and useful recommendations that can feed into the conference.
A Google Groups has been set up. All registered users of the conference website are invited to be part of this e-discussion. Since it is an open group anyone else who is interested may join the group and the discussion too.
The group can be accessed at groups.google.com/group/extension-conference-2011.
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There is a phased approach to this e-discussion. In Phase 1, 4 rounds were held, each round focusing on one of the four conference themes:
- Capacity Development
- Tools and Approaches
- Learning Networks
In Phase 2, we anticipate 1-2 rounds of discussions, crosscutting the themes.
The e-discussion started on September 5, 2011 with a discussion around the theme “Policy”. Questions/cases were posted one day prior to the start of the discussion. The discussion itself was open for 2 - 4 days and synthesized at the end. Each discussion was a ‘mixed’ one. Francophone participants could post/reply in French, Anglophone participants in English. Each discussion was moderated and summarized from time to time in English and French.
Phase 1 was finished before the end of September and Phase 2 conducted in the first half of October.
The moderators: Joost Lieshout, Mercy Akeredolu, Pepijn Jansen