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New Publications: Social media, big data analytics and innovation networks*

Researchers and practitioners are embarking on topics, such as digital agriculture, big data and social media. The research program of Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury aligns with this exploration and seeks to advance understanding about innovative use of social and collaborative media for enhancing knowledge mobilization, learning and innovation networks of agricultural professionals. He has been collaborating on several studies to investigate social and collaborative media for supporting innovation networks of agricultural

Social Media for Development Workshop

It is undeniable that social media has become a powerful ComDev tool, able to reach and engage people in development initiatives. In agriculture, for example, social media has helped to increase farmers’ access to timely and relevant information and marketing advice. It has also helped improve the delivery of public services by facilitating two-way communication between government and citizens. The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication

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The Social Media Week 2013 is scheduled on February 17-22 in Washington to showcase the use of digital space for development. USAID will host several events during the week to contribute to the conversation and highlight how people rely on technology for a multitude of reasons, including program management and reporting, and general educational purposes for a range of projects, funded by USAID. You can showcase your work using social media for development through

Fellowships available for multimedia and journalism courses

RNTC is an international training institute serving media professionals working in broadcast, print and online media especially in developing countries. The RNTC Fellowship Fund supports journalists from around the world who are looking to develop their journalistic skills, but do not have enough financial means to support themselves. The fellowships are available for the following courses: Mastering Social Media Multimedia Journalism and Water More information on the fund are available