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An introduction to dgroups

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Presentation by Saskia Harmsen (Dgroups Board) at the FAO-Dgroups webinar on 22 March 2018.

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An introduction to dgroups

  1. 1. An introduction to Dgroups Dgroups-FAO Webinar 22 March 2018 Saskia Harmsen Dgroups Board
  2. 2. Dgroups is… Dgroups
  3. 3. Dgroups is… Dgroups A Partnership & Foundation
  4. 4. Full Partners (15) • 5000 Euro / year Associate Partners (9) • 500/1000 Euro / year Project Partners (3) • 500/1000 Euro / year
  5. 5. Dgroups vision: “A world where every person is able to contribute to dialogue and decision-making for international development and social justice”
  6. 6. Dgroups is… Dgroups A Partnership & Foundation A web based platform – Community- Cloud
  7. 7. Dgroups platform – Key data • Public/private; open/closed; moderated/unmoderated 700+ communities
  8. 8. Dgroups platform – Key data • Public/private; open/closed; moderated/unmoderated 700+ communities • International organizations, Government agencies, National/international NGOs, Interested individual, Professional groups 290,000+ registered users
  9. 9. Dgroups platform – Key data • Public/private; open/closed; moderated/unmoderated 700+ communities • Int’l orgs; Gov’t agencies; Nat’l/Int’l NGOs; individuals; professional groups 290,000+ registered users • over 50% exchanged with & within African countries 400,000+ email messages delivered daily
  10. 10. Dgroups platform – Key features Simple
  11. 11. Dgroups platform – Key features Simple Multilingual
  12. 12. Dgroups platform – Key features Simple Multilingual Flexible and scalable
  13. 13. Dgroups platform – Key features Simple Multilingual Flexible and scalable Non commercial & respectful of privacy
  14. 14. Dgroups platform – Key features Simple Multilingual Flexible and scalable Non commercial & respectful of privacy Target to low bandwidth users
  15. 15. Dgroups is… Dgroups A Partnership & Foundation A web based platform – Community- Cloud A global public good
  16. 16. Making the case for Dgroups Appropriate technology
  17. 17. Making the case for Dgroups Appropriate technology Effective, flexible tool
  18. 18. Making the case for Dgroups Appropriate technology Effective, flexible tool Shared ownership
  19. 19. Making the case for Dgroups Appropriate technology Effective, flexible tool Shared ownership Reduce duplication and fragmentation of online communities
  20. 20. Dgroups: simple solutions for building online communities Webinar 22 March 2018 dg-coordination@dgroups.org www.dgroups.info

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