We’re pleased to announce that the 2016 Dgroups Partners Meeting will take place on 14th September, 2016, and it will be hosted and co-organized with IDS in the context of the Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop.

The Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop aims “to bring together knowledge brokers and communications professionals to share learning on the current “state-of-the-art” in digital knowledge sharing theory and practice; to identify opportunities and build collaboration around the future role of digital knowledge sharing platforms and portals globally; and to share experience of the institutional and systemic challenges that remain in trying to achieve equitable and effective visibility and accessibility of knowledge in digital spaces.”

The collaboration between Dgroups and IDS around the Eldis Anniversary workshop will comprise the following events:

  1. Dgroups Partners Meeting
    This will take place at IDS on 14th September 2016 in the afternoon. It will be a business meeting open to any interested participant, with voting rights limited to Dgroups Partners. You can see the draft agenda with details of the programme.

  2. Dgroups/IDS presentation
    This will take place on the first day of the Eldis workshop – 15th September 2016. IDS and Dgroups will deliver a joint presentation as part of the workshop theme “What are the global trends and technology drivers that will shape the future of digital knowledge sharing?”

  3. Dgroups/IDS facilitated session
    This will take place on 16th September 2016, during the second day of the Eldis Workshop. The day will follow an unconference format and we’ll propose and facilitate a session around online communities of practice, building and expanding on the issues discussed during Day 1.

This is an exciting opportunity for Dgroups. It will help to promote Dgroups activities and to share the experience of its members, to discuss the value, challenges and opportunities for communities of practice in support of knowledge exchange and communication for development.

More updates on the programme will be available in the coming days. In the meantime, Dgroups members that plan to attend the Dgroups Partners Meeting and the Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop should register on the event page.