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Subject: [PICISOC] YoBloCo Awards: blog on youth and agriculture and win upto 3, 000 Euros!
YoBloCo Awards: Write a blog on youth and agriculture and win up to 3, 000 Euros!
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with SPC/LRD-PAFPNET, FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE is organizing the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards). This contest is launched in the framework of the ARDYIS initiative which aims to raise youth awareness and improve their capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries using Information Technology. This blog competition aims to:
- Put into limelight issues, successes and challenges faced by youth engaged in agriculture in urban and rural areas;
- Encourage the production of information and the use of new information technologies by young farmers’ groups and organizations interested in the “youth in agriculture” question;
- Promote the sharing of information on the issues of agriculture and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
This competition is also being launched in the framework of the commemoration of the United Nations International Year of Youth.
The competition is open to:
- students in agricultural training courses, young farmers, journalists or other young people
- young farmers’ organizations;
- young members of farmers’ organizations;
- young members of any organization interested in agriculture.
Existing blogs and new blogs can be submitted!
For more information, go to http://ardyis.cta.int/en/blog-
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YoBloco Awards: Faites un blog sur Jeunes et Agriculture et gagnez jusqu’à 3 000 euros !
Le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale ACP-UE (CTA), en collaboration avec les organisations FARA, Yam Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, SPC/PAFPNET, organise le concours de blogs « YoBloCo Awards » (Prix des meilleurs blogs sur jeunes et agriculture). Il est lancé dans le cadre de l'initiative ARDYIS du CTA qui vise à sensibiliser les jeunes et à renforcer leurs capacités sur les enjeux de l’agriculture et du développement rural en utilisant les Technologies de l’Information. Le concours pour objectifs de :
- Mettre en lumière les enjeux, les réussites et les difficultés rencontrées par les jeunes travaillant dans le secteur agricole au niveau des zones urbaines et rurales;
- Encourager la production de l'information et l'utilisation des nouvelles technologies de l'information par les groupements de jeunes agriculteurs et les organisations intéressées par la question des «Jeunes dans l'agriculture»;
- Promouvoir le partage d’information sur les enjeux du développement agricole et rural entre les pays d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (ACP).
Les YoBloCo Awards sont également lancés dans le cadre des manifestations de l'Année internationale de la Jeunesse instituée par les Nations Unies.
Le concours est ouvert:
- aux étudiants suivant une formation agricole, aux jeunes agriculteurs, aux journalistes ou aux autres jeunes intéressés ;
- aux organisations de jeunes agriculteurs ;
- aux jeunes membres d’organisations paysannes
- aux jeunes membres de toute organisation intéressée par l’agriculture.
On peut y participer en soumettant un blog existant ou en créant un nouveau blog !
Pour plus d'informations, consultez le site http://ardyis.cta.int/fr/blog-
By APC for APCNews
QUITO, Ecuador, 15 June 2011
As in previous editions, the purpose of the meeting is to provide a space for multistakeholder political dialogue between governments, the private sector, the technical community, academia, and civil society organizations. The region has made progress in understanding the challenges currently posed by Internet governance; further debate will contribute to identify regional priorities and broaden the region’s participation at the 2011 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will meet in Kenya in September.
Likewise, as in previous editions, one of the meeting’s goals is to inform the region’s stakeholders on the issues and trends observed in the debates and discussions of the global IGF. The process of regionalizing the discussion around the agenda established by the IGF has been taking shape since 2008, when LACNIC, APC and NUPEF summoned the first preparatory meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay. The second preparatory meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the third in Quito, Ecuador.
Convention’s Open Agenda (New!). Survey to the community:
This year there is a new system to develop a open Agenda for the meeting, based on a public survey. This questionnaire poses diverse questions oriented to identify visions, approaches, subtopics and priorities from the LAC internet community in the perspective of defining and structuring the programme of the Latin American and Caribbean Convention on Internet Governance featuring the 7th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (8th August, 2011) and the 4th Preparatory Meeting for the Global Internet Governance(9th-11th August). We invite to all the stakeholders interested in ICT4D, ICT policy and IG issues to contribute with your inputs to collectively build a regional agenda of multi-stakeholder policy dialogue.
CTU, LACNIC, NUPEF, ISOC and APC want to encourage the community to participate and hope to join the highest amount of regional actors as possible. We will be also sending information related to Scholarships Program for the meeting, conformed by contributions of the organizers and sponsors.
APC – NUPEF – CTU – ISOC – LACNIC
This group has just started and we hope that you enjoy. The purpose is to bring together the participants from African, Caribbean and Pacific states who took part in the Capacity Development in ICT Policy and Internet Governance - http://www.diplomacy.edu/acp/
To start, please give an introduction of yourself and what issues on ICT policy and Internet governance you are interested in.
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