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IAALD General Assembly 2008

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Presentation by Peter Ballantyne and Toni Greider to IAALD members. Japan, 27 August 2008.

Presentation by Peter Ballantyne and Toni Greider to IAALD members. Japan, 27 August 2008.

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  • 1. IAALD General Assembly, 2008 Atsugi, Japan 27 August 2008 Slides by Peter Ballantyne and Toni Greider
  • 2. Agenda
    • Adopt Agenda
    • Minutes of 2005 GA
    • Reporting back
    • Proposals for Decisions
    • Other Business
    • Discussion
  • 3. How we operate
    • Executive Committee 2005-2010
    • World and regional congresses
    • Chapters (china, central/east europe, africa)
    • ‘ Sisters’ (jaald, usain, aibda, fita’s, …)
    • Website: www iaald.org
    • Listserver @ University Arizona
    • Blog: http://iaald.blogspot.com
    • Journal
    • Members (institutions, individuals, students)
  • 4. Executive Committee
    • Peter Ballantyne (The Netherlands)
    • Vielka Chang-Yau (Panama)
    • Debbie Currie (USA)
    • Michal Demes (Hungary)
    • Elizabeth Dodsworth (UK)
    • Elizabeth Goldberg (Italy)
    • Toni Grieder (USA)
    • Barbara Hutchinson (USA)
    • Nick Maliha (Syria)
    • H.V. Mote (India)
    • Dorothy Mukhebi (Kenya)
    • Shuchun Pan (China)
    • Takashi Nagatsuka (Japan)
    • Stephen Rudgard (Italy)
    • Plus ex-officio reps chapters and ‘sisters’
  • 5. Vision
    • leading global community of practice for information specialists* in agriculture and related disciplines
    • * people and institutions who are professionally involved in creating, capturing, accessing, or disseminating information and knowledge concerning agriculture and rural development
  • 6. Mission
    • Enable IAALD members to create, capture, access and disseminate information to achieve a more productive and sustainable use of the world’s land, water, and renewable natural resources and contribute to improved livelihoods of rural communities
  • 7. What we do
    • IAALD connects agricultural information specialists worldwide
    • IAALD convenes agricultural information specialists worldwide
    • IAALD communicates and advocates the value of knowledge and information to its members and others
    • IAALD collaborates with members and other partner organisations
  • 8. 2005 Priorities
    • Strengthen the membership base
    • Engage the members
    • Facilitate professional development for members
    • Expand and deepen partnerships and alliances
    • Hold events and workshops
    • Inform and communicate with members and the wider agricultural information community
    • Establish a sound organizational financial base
    • Reorganise the IAALD business practices
  • 9. Financial Situation 2005
    • IAALD membership continues to fall
      • Institutions continue to use agents
    • Fees have remained the same
    • Access to Foreign Exchange remains a critical issue for many developing countries
    • World Directory income would be depleted
    • Annual income does not cover the cost of publishing the Quarterly Bulletin
  • 10. Headline Results
    • Membership stable, growth in ‘south’
    • Finances stabilizing
    • New Africa chapter
    • Iaald 2.0 communication efforts
    • Renewed journal
    • Iaald ‘.com’ organisational/financial base
  • 11. Major Milestones
    • May 2005: World Congress
    • June 2005: IAALD blog
    • October 2005: iaald.org identity
    • December 2005: New strategy
    • April 2006: New marketing materials and display
    • May 2006: Africa Congress
    • October 2006: IAALD registered as legal entity
    • January 2007: Back office re-organised
    • January 2008: Journal re-launched
    • August 2008: World Congress
    • July 2009: Africa Congress
    • April 2010: World Congress
    • Participation in USAIN, IFLA, WITFOR, AFITA meetings
    • Participation e-agriculture and CIARD initiatives
    • 4 board meetings
  • 12. Finance and Membership
  • 13. Milestones
    • Updated the “Back” Office
      • Established IAALD mailing address
      • Legally established IAALD
      • Now able to pay by credit card or paypal
      • Automated the accounting system
      • Created e-membership packet for new members
  • 14. Membership
  • 15. Income and Expenditure
  • 16. Future Plans
    • IAALD @ other events (INFITA, AIBDA, IFLA)
    • Chapters and ‘sisters’
      • UK, South Asia (?),
      • Closer contacts USAIN, AIBDA
    • Member recruitment
    • Open access archive of journal
    • Income generation / cost efficiencies
    • Renew governance / ExCo members / Procedures
  • 17. Discussion?
    • Congresses and meetings?
    • Recruitment?
    • Communication?
    • Member involvement?
    • … ?
  • 18. See You Soon!
    • Accra in July 2009
    • Montpellier in April 2010
    • AIBDA 2009 in Peru
    • EFITA 2010 in Netherlands
    • USAIN 2010 in USA
    • AFITA 2010 in Malaysia
    • … ?