Agenda ESCORENA Workshop

European Regional Workshop

Internet-based communication support for ESCORENA

Thematic Knowledge Networks in Agriculture

 

10-12 April 2008

 

Objective:             To define achievable goals for establishment of Internet-based knowledge sharing approaches for the ESCORENA thematic networks.

 

Participants:        Coordinators and Leaders of ESCORENA networks

 

Venue:                   Institute of Natural Fibres (INF), Poznan, Poland

 

Organizers:          Institute of Natural Fibres, Poznan

                                 FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, Budapest, Hungary

 

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

 

Day 1 Thursday 10 April

 

08:30                        Guests depart hotel

 

09:00-09:30            Registration

 

09:30-10:30            Opening Session

Opening speech by representative of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Welcome by FAO representative – Mr. Michal Demes, FAO REU Budapest.

Welcome by Host Institution – Prof. Dr. Ryszard M. Kozlowski, Director of INF

Welcome by Local Authorities

Presentation of the Meeting agenda, goals and targets – Maria Mackiewicz-Talarczyk, INF

Discussion

 

10:30-11:00            Coffee break

 

11.00-11:30           Presentation: ESCORENA background, history, and objectives – Prof. Kozlowski, INF

11:30-11:45           Presentation(s): current ESCORENA network(s) active on the web:  Mr. Misselbrook, RAMIRAN

11:45-12:15           Presentation: New generation web-based technologies for knowledge sharing;  examples from the agricultural domain; good practices for web-based knowledge networks – Ms. Nadia Loumbeva, FAO-HQ

13:00-14:00            Lunch at INF

 

14:00-14:45           Knowledge-sharing session:  Participants to consider ESCORENA network roles and capacities of coordinators/leaders; discussion of feedback in plenary.

 

14:45-15:00            Coffee break

 

15:00-16:30           Working Groups Session 1:  Participants work in three groups with facilitators, with inputs from individual participants to be discussed within the groups.

Topic: current activities of ESCORENA networks – strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and constraints.

                                                          

16:30-17:30            Working Groups report outcomes in Plenary and Discussion

 

Evening:                  Dinner

 

© 2008 Jorge R. Barriga-Bedoya