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  1. 1. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA 12-14 October 2008 Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report Dr. Mohamed Sallam, ICT-RAIS Chairman Taraneh Ebrahimi, AARINENA-RAIS Secretary
  2. 2. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report <ul><li>Outline </li></ul><ul><li>History of AARINENA-RAIS </li></ul><ul><li>Main achievements of AARINENA-RAIS </li></ul><ul><li>ICT situation in member countries </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-RAIS Work plan (2007-2009) </li></ul><ul><li>AARINENA-RAIS Network Map </li></ul><ul><li>AARINENA Website and its new features </li></ul><ul><li>Future plans and required support </li></ul>
  3. 3. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report <ul><li>History of AARINENA-RAIS </li></ul><ul><li>In 2001,Regional Agricultural Information System (RAIS)of AARINENA was established to improve sharing and exchange agricultural information in the WANA Region. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2002, the AARINENA-RAIS Secretariat has been established in Ir an. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-RAIS steering committee composed of specialists from the five sub regions and representatives of FAO,GFAR, ICARDA and AOAD initiated its activities in 2003. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report _____________________________________________________ <ul><li>Main achievements of AARINENA-RAIS </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction and development of AARINENA Website with its own URL ( www.aarinena.org ). </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying the NAIS status within member countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Information Focal Units in member countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Initial capacity building of established Information Focal Units. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Main achievements of AARINENA-RAIS (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing inter-regional collaboration with APAARI, FARA, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing forum discussions and main steps of developing national information systems as an important step in developing regional and international information systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation and development of WANA/RAIS Information systems and information portals (NARIMS and NERAKIN) </li></ul>
  6. 6. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>ICT situation in member countries </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid development of ICT infrastructure (Population covered by telephones, PCs, Internet subscribers, websites &ICT specialists). </li></ul><ul><li>Increased use of GIS in agriculture. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased involvement of the private sector in ICT business (new ICT companies) </li></ul>
  7. 7. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>ICT situation in member countries (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of development and up-dating ICT systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Low awareness & inefficient use of ICT. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of clear and precise policy and strategy regarding the development of the ICT. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of capacity building (Lack of investment and planning of training opportunities). </li></ul><ul><li>Language barriers (No multilingual system). </li></ul><ul><li>Poor communications at the sub-regional level. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>ICT-RAIS Work plan (2007-2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying focal units in member states. </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidating the preparation of ICT national strategies and policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Articulating outputs from the former steering committee. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>ICT-RAIS Work plan (2007-2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic linkage with RAIS. </li></ul><ul><li>Measure impact of ICT on agricultural development. </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of GIS in improving data processing and data use. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>AARINENA-RAIS Social Network Analysis(SNA) </li></ul><ul><li>Social network analysis is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organisations, computers or other information / knowledge processing entities. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method for visualizing our people and connection power, leading us to identify how we can best interact to share knowledge. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>AARINENA-RAIS Social Network Analysis(SNA) </li></ul><ul><li>We use the analysis to : </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize relationships within and outside of the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate identification of who knows who and who might know what - teams and individuals playing central roles - thought leaders, key knowledge brokers, experts, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify isolated teams or individuals and knowledge bottlenecks. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>AARINENA-RAIS Social Network Analysis(SNA) </li></ul><ul><li>We use the analysis to : </li></ul><ul><li>Strategically work to improve knowledge flows. </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate the flow of knowledge and information across functional and organisational boundaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the effectiveness of formal and informal communication channels. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of the importance of informal networks. </li></ul>
  13. 15. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>AARINENA Website and its new features </li></ul><ul><li>All activities related to the AARINENA web site ( http://www.aarinena.org) , by the AARINENA-RAIS secretariat . </li></ul><ul><li>The first AARINENA website realeased in 8 th General Conference of AARINENA in Jordan,in 2002 </li></ul>
  14. 16. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>AARINENA Website and its new features </li></ul><ul><li>In 2003 and 2004 AARINENA-RAIS Secretariat has made some changes related to the website design and content in collaboration with GFAR. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of Arabic version of the website by the valuable efforts of the FAO/RNE </li></ul>
  15. 17. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>AARINENA Website and its new features </li></ul><ul><li>What we want: </li></ul><ul><li>Moving forward a content management system. </li></ul><ul><li>Interacting and exchanging </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Knowledge and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Involving more people </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating and exchanging with Focal Units </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating and exchanging with Regional Networks </li></ul>
  16. 18. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>AARINENA Website and its new features </li></ul><ul><li>What we have done: </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the new website. </li></ul><ul><li>Member area </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic archive </li></ul><ul><li>AARINENA RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Researchers database </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Institutional database </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forum </li></ul><ul><li>KS tools( Blogs, Wikis,…) </li></ul>
  17. 24. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Member Area </li></ul><ul><li>To manage information </li></ul>
  18. 25. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Member Area </li></ul>
  19. 29. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Regional Agricultural Researchers Database </li></ul><ul><li>The electronic form has been developed to get Researchers’ data directly through AARINENA Website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aarinena.org/database/Researchers/form.htm </li></ul><ul><li>The form has been designed in two pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to access and follow the steps. </li></ul>
  20. 33. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Regional Institutional database </li></ul><ul><li>It is provided to enter data related to the Regional Agricultural Research Institutions, Universities, farmer’s organizations, NGOs, Private sectors, useful links,etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on username and password which will be provided for Focal Units. </li></ul><ul><li>Two level of actions are required to complete the proccess. </li></ul>
  21. 37. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>AARINENA Discussion Forum </li></ul><ul><li>The virtual place where conversations can take place and information can be shared more easily among the region . </li></ul><ul><li>It could be useful for the Regional Networks to collaborate more effectively. </li></ul>
  22. 39. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Knowledge Sharing tools </li></ul><ul><li>Websites or softwares that can be used to support personal and group knowledge sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Blog : an easy-to-publish web page . </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can give the world a window on your work. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs provide an easy way to communicate knowledge. </li></ul>
  23. 40. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Knowledge Sharing tools (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to know any special computer programming to write or read a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow readers to comment on a blog post. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can have one or many authors. </li></ul>
  24. 43. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Knowledge Sharing tools (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki is an effective tool for collaborative writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows users to add, remove, and otherwise edit and change content. </li></ul><ul><li>no special software or third party webmaster is needed to post content. </li></ul><ul><li>contains a discussion page where editors and readers can talk about the document. </li></ul>
  25. 44. AARINENA Wikispace: Thinking together
  26. 45. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Future plans and required support </li></ul><ul><li>Give more attention to intensive capacity building to strengthen NAIS, RAIS, and foster ICT development. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Focal Units Collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage using of web tools between the FU and RN to exchange and share experiences and knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Urge FU to Use the NERAKIN as on of the best information systems in the Region to share and exchange information and knowledge. </li></ul>
  27. 46. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Future plans and required support (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing inter-regional communication channels and linkage mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the development of ICT training manuals, source books, and training materials in Arabic language. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the creation of strong cooperation with local, regional and international agencies and institutes dealing with ICT sector. </li></ul>
  28. 47. 11 th General Conference of AARINENA, 12-14 October 2008,Damascus, Syria AARINENA-RAIS Progress Report ________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Future plans and required support (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the establishment of common standards and methods for data collection, storage and dissemination mechanisms related to agricultural R&D. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase cooperation in E-publications. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving forward content management. </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative programs with other regional fora like APAARI,FARA,… and learning from their success stories. </li></ul>
  29. 48. Thank you http://www.aarinena.org

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