Tuesday, 14 July 2009

RAILS Side-event at the 2nd IAALD Africa Chapter Conference

Launch of the new e-RAILS platform on 13th of July 2009

12-13 July 2009. FARA/RAILS organised a pre-conference workshop on the theme: ‘Opening access to Agricultural Information and Knowledge: sharing the experience of the NARS’ in conjunction with the IAALD-Africa, CIARD, the SADC ICART project and ASARECA and CORAF.

The debates revolved around:
  1. Advocacy for increased investments in ICT for AR&D ( infrastructure, content management and networking)
  2. Methods for finding synergies and establishing cohesive information systems
  3. Using novel Web tools for ARD Information exchange
  4. Networking and establishment of Learning Teams
  5. The subsidiarity principle: SROs Panel Discussion: Managing RAILS related interventions through sub-regional platforms
  6. eRAILS launching
  7. Opportunities to further mobilize resources in support of RAILS, developing proposals