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Posts on the topic "stakeholders"

Posts on the topic "stakeholders"

  • The latest UN Innovation Quartely Update available

    The UNIN ‘Innovation in the UN’ Update #03/2018 has been published and it highlights the innovation activities of the UNIN members . In the lead story, UNIN reports that it was tasked to lead the development of an innovation toolkit to promote more innovation in the UN. The toolkit, which is being developed in collaboration with Deloitte, will contain an innovation self-assessment tool and modules on Strategy, Architectures, Partnerships, Culture and Monitoring & Evaluation. The Food and Agriculture Organization joins other 17 agencies with contributions of its innovations, which include...
  • Call for Proposals: Boosting Decent Employment for Africa’s Youth

    The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Dutch Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies, and the International Labour Organization ( ILO) have launched a call for concept notes for research to boost decent employment for young African men and women. The call supports action-oriented research that will help design effective and innovative interventions to develop soft skills and digital skills among youth and offer apprenticeships and mentorships in Africa. Nested within the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the call aims to provide key insights,...
  • Funding sources for ICT4D Research

    The UNESCO Chair in ICT4D has published a page that provides a catalog of funding for ICT4D research. This page comes in handy as funding information is haphazardly littered on newsletters, funders’ websites, social media and many other diverse sources. Once can constantly check their page and also contact them for additions. For our e-Agriculture community, we reproduce the list below (we are however not responsible for the up datedness of the information) UK funding agencies EPSRC (physical sciences) – current funding calls Cross-ICT priorities 2017-20 ICT strategy ICT theme ESRC (social...
  • AgroPad: A real-time on location and chemical analysis of the soil or water using AI

    The IBM Research, Brazil announced the AgroPad loT prototype that is AI-powered technology that will help farmers’ health check soil and water. This technology comes at a time when farmers have to send their soil and water samples to a lab for environmental and other chemical analysis. This is often expensive and time-consuming and in most cases out of reach for smallholder farmers. The advantage of empowering farmers with soil and water analysis is that they can perform environmental analysis on their farm and with the results they obtain make decisions that can help increase their crop...
  • Webinar: Farmers'rights on data and ownership issues

    GODAN partners have scheduled a webinar on farmers'rights on data and ownership issues , on the 18th of September 2018 at 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM CEST. The webinar will address the following questions:- What do we mean by the farmers' rights to data? Who owns data? Who is entitled to the value of the data? What is the role of privacy in the agricultural sector? Register here About the webinar What do we mean by the farmers’ rights to data? Who owns data? Who is entitled to the value of the data? What is the role of privacy in the agricultural sector? There is no doubt that data-driven agriculture...
  • Digital for Development (D4D)

    The Royal Museum for Central Africa will organise an award ceremony and an innovation fair on Thursday 4 October 2018. The innovation fair will be a hotspot for networking and exchanging ideas on digital advances in research and startup activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet a range...
  • ICT4D Webinar :ICT4D at Scale

    Tuesday, September 11,2018 7-8a.m PT|10-11 am ET| 3-4 pm GMT|4-5 pm CET Scale is a big topic when discussing ICT4D, M4D, mHealth, ICT4Ag, ICT4E, etc. Reaching scale can be approached from different angles—by focusing on simple, turnkey solutions, or within a program. Either way, the aim is to apply...
  • New Publication: Emerging Opportunities for the Application of Blockchain in the Agri-food Industry

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) have published a new book on the application of Blockchain in the Agri-food industry. The publication comes after the spread of Blockchains application in a number of industries and sectors. Distributed ledger Technologies (DLTs) are poised to transform the global food industry and also the humanitarian work in food and agriculture. Some low hanging gains on the use of blockchain technology are efficiency gains along value chains, and improving trust, transparency and...
  • Free online e-conference on responding to the fall armyworm outbreak in Africa

    Free online e-conference on responding to the fall armyworm outbreak in Africa, 22-26 October Two years ago, fall armyworm (FAW) arrived in Africa. What we have learned so far? What are effective strategies in reaching farmers across the continent? How effective have responses so far been? What are...