Call for content is now open!
The “Call for Content: for the ICT4Ag Conference as well as the “Call for Innovations” for the Plug & Play Day are open now through 9 June. The event in Kigali is from 4 -7 November, 2013.
Do you have stories, case studies or solutions on ICTs and agricultural and rural development that you would like to share with a global audience? Will your contribution to the ICT4Ag conference teach and inspire?
If so, then we would like to hear from you. Please complete the submission form, outlining your proposal, how you would like to present it and what equipment/resources you may need. For full details download this Word document.
The deadline for receipt of submissions is 9 June 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 July 2013.
Call for innovations now open!
As a precursor to the ICT4Ag conference, Plug and Play Day offers participants a valuable and very practical insight into the latest technological developments in the field of ICT for agriculture.
This is a true hands-on experience with demonstrations and in-depth sessions by prestigious application providers and experienced practitioners. Test drive the latest m-apps, Web2.0 and social media tools and discover how you can make them work for you. Topics covered in these Plug and Play Day sessions will closely parallel the broader conference streams and will be tailored to the needs of our stakeholder groups such as farmers and farmer organisations, agricultural researchers, policy and decision makers, intermediary organisations, private sector organizations, and civil society and advocacy groups.
Proposals are being solicited from the general public for applications/tools/solutions developers and “techies”, who may be interested in demonstrating or teaching others how to use these technologies for agricultural development. (Note: this could also be a platform for apps/tools/solutions developers to showcase the value of their innovations to potential users/clients).
The deadline for receipt of submissions is 9 June 2013. Successful entrants will be notified by latest 1 July 2013.
The agenda for the ICT4Ag conference is still being developed. However, to give you a flavour of what is on offer, here is an outline of what you can expect:
4 November: Plug and Play Day – Discover and experience innovation, m-apps, web2.0 and social media pro in an informal environment and … let the hackathon begin!
5 – 7 November: Main conference (with an unconventional twist);
7 November: International awards ceremonies
8 November: Field visit(s)
5-7 November: International ICT Expo
4-7 November: Hackathon