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Rural knowledge networking in Asia - the ENRAP experience

ENRAP Knowledge Networking for Rural Development in Asia-Pacific Region was a network formed as a partnership between IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) and IDRC (International Development Research Centre) to support knowledge sharing amongst the poverty alleviation projects and partners of IFAD located in the Asia-Pacific region.

Rural knowledge networking in Asia - the ENRAP experience

ENRAP Knowledge Networking for Rural Development in Asia-Pacific Region was a network formed as a partnership between IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) and IDRC (International Development Research Centre) to support knowledge sharing amongst the poverty alleviation projects and partners of IFAD located in the Asia-Pacific region.

Social media guidelines for your organization - check these from IFAD

If your organization are using 'social media' like blogs, twitter and the like, then a set of 'social media guidelines' from IFAD will be a source of ideas and good practice.

The guidelines are for IFAD staff and consultants. The guidelines give practical advice on how to engage with social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Blip, Slideshare, Wikis, Blogs and others.

Social media guidelines for your organization - check these from IFAD

If your organization are using 'social media' like blogs, twitter and the like, then a set of 'social media guidelines' from IFAD will be a source of ideas and good practice.

The guidelines are for IFAD staff and consultants. The guidelines give practical advice on how to engage with social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Blip, Slideshare, Wikis, Blogs and others.

Roxanna Sami, IFAD

<p>Roxanna Sami, Japan Congress Participant, IFAD, Rome, Italy, August 2008</p>

Do ICTs enhance rural livelihoods?: Research findings from a study in Asia

IDRC with IFAD–ENRAP have been researching and generating evidence for the influence or change-making potential of ICTs on rural livelihoods in Asia - in a rigorous way.

Only connect? Mobile phones in rural Africa

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In her presentation to the CTA session at the Japan congress, Roxanna Sami, (IFAD) focused on the role of mobile phones and the impact they are having in rural Africa. Mobiles have an inclusive effect, both socially and economically, and really represent a great success story in Africa.She also reflects on the role of international organizations and how these should influence national government to make sure that adoption of ICTs is central in their poverty reduction strategies.

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