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Dynamic Knowledgeware workshop (Zimbabwe)
 

30 October 2001

Technical training

To fulfil its mission GTOS has supported, organized and participated in a training workshop on Dynamic Knowledgeware (see http://www.skeinc.com/NewSolutions.htm) and invited participants from Bostwana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The workshop was held in Zimbabwe and along with an earlier workshop, which took place in Zambia, highlighted the need for easy-to-use publishing and access software. Interested parties have shown a high level of interest in the implementation of Dynamic Knowledgeware in Southern Africa. The training improved the participant's level of understanding on the key component of data management. Participants also learnt how to use and manage maps and tabular data with Dynamic Knowledgeware.

Data policy

The benefits of a technical training, fundamental for the implementation and management of information systems can only be realised if there is a favourable policy environment. GTOS is therefore organizing a senior-level workshop focusing on data policy. Under the umbrella of food security and natural resources the following issues will be covered: standards, metadata, registration process, release and sharing, privacy, liability, copyrights, maintenance cost, etc. The workshop will help to demonstrate the importance of information publishing and access and will demonstrate how the Dynamic Knowledgeware tools can be used to achieve such a system.



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