Join our #WCA2014 social media team!
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Are you familiar with things like "Twitter", "Facebook", "blogging", "vlogging", "podcasting",…? Join us! Or if those words sound like gibberish to you, well… You are welcome too!

Experienced social media users, professionals, volunteers, journalists as well as beginners are equally welcome in the social media team of the World Congress on Agroforestry (WCA2014) held in Delhi – India, on February 10-14 (2014)…

We are assembling a large team of social media volunteers to support the conference. The volunteers can participate either online, or at the event itself. We are offering a free two days' social media training course for all onsite volunteers.

So join our online group of social media volunteers, or our onsite social reporting team!

Join our social reporters volunteering team:

This team is a mixture of professionals and young volunteers. Some work for the organisations participating in the WCA2014 and others work for our partners or other organisations. Most of our social reporters, though, are social media enthusiasts, who contribute to our social media outreach through their own networks.

Some of our volunteers are present at the forum itself, but most are supporting us remotely in various social media activities, ranging from writing or editing blogposts, uploading videos and pictures, spreading different content pieces via Twitter, Facebook,..

Our social reporters coordinate their activities via a Google Group discussion forum, and have already started their work for the event. Each contributes whatever they can into the discussions, dependent on their time availability, expertise and eagerness…

The real exciting part is "while doing, we learn": having such a large and diverse social reporting team, gives us a wealth of experience, which allows our social reporters to learn from each other.

You don't have to fulfill any criteria to be part of our social reporting team, other than being enthusiastic about our causes: agroforestry, forestry, agriculture, sustainable development, food security, natural research management, …

Even if you can't come to the event itself, you can still participate online. You'll be able to contribute to the group's discussions, help with the social media outreach, or even report via one of our live webcasts!

Interested? Send our social media coordinator an email: Peter Casier – p.casier(at)cgiar(dot)org – and we'll plug you into our team!

Join our onsite social reporters team, register for the free social media training!

If you are coming to the conference itself, we're happy to integrate you into our social media team, reporting live from the Congress!

To help you prepare, we are giving a free social media training for all volunteers on Feb 8-9 at the WCA2014 venue.

The training will cover:

  • an overview of all social media tools, and their use within a professional environment;
  • an overview of how to pull all these tools into a strategy;
  • hands-on introduction in two key tools we will use for social reporting at WCA2014: Twitter and blogging;

On Feb 9th, the training will conclude with a meeting of all onsite social reporting volunteers.

The training is free, and open to all social reporting volunteers (congress participants, students, scientists and staff from partners etc..).

Interested in joining our social reporting team? Email our social media coordinator: Peter Casier – p.casier(at)cgiar(dot)org and we will enlist you on our e-discussion group.
In your mail, please mark clearly if you want to participate in the training, as the number of seats is limited!

For more information just email Peter and he will be happy to assist you.

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Vigyan Bhavan & Kempinski Ambience

10 - 14 February 2014 Delhi, India
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