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Network assessment

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Network assessment

  1. Ace Leaders: Networks and Networking - SocialMedia/Tech Assessment
  2. What is a network?
  3. Network: Definition Networks are collections of people and organizations connected to one another. The glue that holds them together is relationships– it is shared interests, connections, and social change outcomes. Online tools can help us leverage our networks to make social change.Image Source: Innonet
  4. Different Types of Networks Type StructureIndividuals Knowledge/Learning/Resource SharingOrganizations Nonprofit Organizations with explicit network structure or strategy – Networked Nonprofit Coalition / Alliance (network of organizations)Networks Movements / Organizing individuals and organizations Ad Hoc Networks - Occupy
  5. What is networking?Connecting the dots …..
  6. Networking: Face-to-Face
  7. Understanding Shared Interests and Reciprocity
  8. Online Networking Tools Help You Visualize and Build Jessica G. Beth K. Diana S.Visualizing Is Noticing Your Network
  9. Online Networking Tools Help You Visualize and Build Who is connected to people I need to meet to move forward my social change outcomes?
  10. Low-Tech Methods National Wildlife Federation Brought together team that is working on advocacy strategy to support a law that encourages children to play outside. Team mapped their 5 “go to people” about this issue Look at connections and strategic value of relationships, gaps
  11. Network weavers wear a variety hats - networkers, project coordinators, facilitators, and guardians. Don’t think narrowly about Network Weaving as a specific job description, but rather as a role. You want multiple people spreading these skills throughout the networkNetwork Weaving: Be Rhizomatic
  12. “W.TEC is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working for the economicand social empowerment of girls and women, using information andcommunication technologies (ICTs). We have chosen to focus on this areabecause statistical evidence has shown that in most African countries, women’suse and knowledge of ICTs (to store, share, organize and process information) islower than men’s, denying them of income-generating opportunities and thechance to network with others.”
  13. Networking• Relationship and trust building – glue that keeps your network together• Networking can help you learn your craft/practice and save you time – don’t reinvent the wheel• Be intentional about how you weave your network• Face-to-face is important, but online networking tools can help you visualize and find new connections in your network
  14. Internet Skills AssessmentThe Internet is becoming the platform to catalyze networks – and self-organizing. One of the most important behaviors for a successful networking ais “learning how to learn.” And that as networks evolve and grow, youexperiment with different tools and then spread the knowledge to the rest of thenetwork.This will be important as you each decide how and if you will incorporate onlinenetworking tools, concepts, or principles into building this network and in yourown work and the NGOs and women you work with …
  15. From Me To We Network
  16. Networking Name, OrganizationYellow Sticky: Skills and Knowledge You Have To Make Social Change HappenBlue Sticky: Skills and Knowledge You Want To Acquire To Make Social Change
  17. Exercise: “Weaving Our Network Through OurShared Interests and Skills to Make SocialChange”1. Work in mixed groups to create a network with sticky notes on poster paper2. Discuss what skills/knowledge you can share with others in the network3. Discuss what skills/knowledge you are seeking4. Hang your networks on the wall5. Debrief
  18. Network Mapping Networked NGOs Who is in your network? How are you connected? Who should be in your network? In what ways do you connect with your network?
  19. Privacy on Social NetworksAsk these questions:•Who can access the information I am puttingonline?•Who controls and owns the information I put into asocial networking site?•What information about me are my contactspassing on to other people?•Will my contacts mind if I share information aboutthem with other people?•Do I trust everyone with whom I’m connected?
  20. Social Network Privacy and Security Tips• Don’t rely on social platforms as the single host for your information, it is very easy for governments to block access without warning• Be careful about sharing too much information in your status updates – even if you “trust” your friends• Avoid stating your location or where you will be• Only accept friend requests/add friends that you know• Do not share sensitive information on social network sites in private groups or private messaging
  21. Privacy on Facebook Public Friends of Friends Friends Me
  22. Privacy Settings Tips on Facebook• Have everything set as “Friends Only” (meaning only friends have access to your page)• Turn off Public Search• Set it so only friends of friends can find you• Set it so only friends can see your friend list, education, location, likes• Let only friends see your photo’s tagged photo’s OR• Only allow “me” to see tagged photos of yourself• Check your PRIVACY SETTING at least ONCE A MONTH for Facebook changes• Keep your Facebook account securitized and professional at all times!
  23. Agree I love chocolate DisagreeHuman Spectragram: Examining our Attitudes aboutOnline Networking, Social Media, and ICT
  24. Agree DisagreeI am very comfortable using social media andonline tools
  25. Mini-World Café Discussion on Challenging OurAssumptions About Technology
  26. Women’s Rights Organizations, including ours,need to make use of social media and networkedapproaches to get better results in our socialchange agendas
  27. The connectivity challenges that weencounter when using the Internet and SocialMedia limit its effectiveness so much that weshouldnt even bother to use it.
  28. The Internet and social media are all well and good butwe shouldn’t bother using it because many women andgirls that we need to reach are not online.
  29. Gender issues in the ‘real world’ are more important thanthose online
  30. Women can’t do ICT because it is only formen
  31. Your Living Case StudiesCatherine Wanjovi Muriithi, Nancy Wambeti Nthiga, and Susan Njeru (left to right), all members of Nthambo Murimi Mwaro (Nthambo’s Best Farmer)Self-help Group, at a quality protein maize (QPM) farmer field day on 24 July 2006 in the village of Kathaka Kaome in Embu district, Kenya.Flickr Photo: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
  32. Living Case Studies: YWLI Kenya Part 1: We’re going share some campfire stories …We have a very vibrant network of young women online whoshare ideas, challenge issues, form action groups, blog, etc.Use Twitter/Facebook routinely. A large part of our workdepends on our online interactions.
  33. Inspiration from Kenya: Warembo Ni Yes!
  34. Inspiration: Kenyans Collectively Sing Anthem http://28feb.co.ke/
  35. Akina Mama wa FarikaPart 1: We’re going share somecampfire stories … “We are using ICT/Social Media to link our alumni working in gender and forced migration.”
  36. WisePart 1: We’re going share somecampfire stories … “We have a website through which we share our information to others.”
  37. www.takebackthetech.net
  38. Take Back The Tech! starts with abasic premise: Information and communications technology arefeminist issues Communication rights, such as the right toinformation, expression and privacy, are criticalcomponents of the women’s rights agenda
  39. What is Take Back The Tech? A collaborative 16 days of activism againstgender-based violence campaign A call to every user – especially girls and women –to take control of technology, and use themcreatively and strategically to end violence againstwomen.
  40. TellingdigitalstoriesViolence againstwomensurvivors takecontrol oftechnology, andspeak their ownstories
  41. Connectingonline withofflineConnecting onlineaction with offlineactivism, andamplify offlineactivism throughonline platforms andchannels.
  42. Cell phones and Internet used in reported incidences of VAW – threats, stalking, sexualassault and harassment, trafficking ….
  43. Local campaignsSupporting localadvocacy prioritieson women’s rights,gender-basedviolence &communicationrights
  44. Communications & campaign strategy Daily actions • Explore, learn and play with technology and use it for activism • Think about connections between violence against women and ICTs • Making it simple & do-able – everyone communicates in some way, everyone can take action Making the connection between online and offline • Visual language of campaign • Joining the dots between representation, information and social change. • Linking online action with offline spaces, and offline action with online spaces.

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