Social reporting activities also provide the platform to reach out to a wider audience especially those who are not physically present at the event, in addition to helping those present but limited by ability to only sit-in at one side event to follow the summary of discussions in other side-events. Social reporting deepens engagement by allowing feedback from the online audience to the conference organisers, speakers and panellists.
This interactive platform helps youth in agriculture to be able to refine their own views and to engage with older professionals they may encounter difficulty in accessing in other circumstances. It also helps youth to showcase their own knowledge and grasp of the themes of the conference and contribute their ideas to the discussions – possibly opening up professional or entrepreneurial opportunities to these youth.
In the past years, CTA has either organised or co-organised a number of these social reporting activities with impressive results in terms of engagement analytics and the feedback from the youth involved. See details on the activities below:
ICT4Ag Conference 2013 – Kigali, Rwanda
This was a social reporting fully organised by CTA within the framework of its conference on ICT for agriculture held in Kigali, Rwanda from 4 – 8 November, 2013. The were 15 social reporters in all.
Call for Application: http://bit.ly/2kjQz1b
Fin4Ag Conference 2014 – Nairobi, Kenya
Call for Application: http://bit.ly/2jTMsrG
Pacific Agri-Tourism Week 2015 – Nadi, Fiji
Call for Application: http://bit.ly/2iVSush
Caribbean-Pacific Agri-Food Forum 2015 (CPAF2015) – Bridgetown, Barbados
Call for Application: http://bit.ly/2k8MqcR
7th Africa Agriculture Science Week 2016 (AASW7) – Kigali, Rwanda
Call for Application: http://bit.ly/2j5G0tb
Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 (CWA2016) – Grand Cayman, Cayman Island
Call for Application: http://bit.ly/cwa2016-social-report
Blending4Ag Conference 2016 – Brussels, Belgium
Call for Application: http://bit.ly/2jQzgn8
Forum on Cassava in Central Africa 2016 – Yaoundé, Cameroon