Regional Workshop on the Development of Thematic Knowledge Networks, 12-15 April 2011 Budapest - Hungary

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12 April 2011, Tuesday: Arrival, dinner in Hotel Sissi.

13-14 April 2011, Wednesday-Thursday: Work in plenary, sessions, hands on training.

15 April 2011, Friday: Reporting, lunch, departure.



Bullet 12 April 2011, Tuesday

Tuesday afternoon – arrival to Hotel.

18-20h Dinner in Hotel Sissi.



Bullet 13 April 2011, Wednesday 9.30h


Morning session  

Welcoming participants on behalf of FAO information and knowledge management activities, Michal Demes, Information and Knowledge Management Officer, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.


10.00h  Welcoming participants on behalf of FAO HQ, Stephen Rudgard, Chief, Knowledge and Capacity for Development (video bridge, Rome)



Introduction of participants 


Presentation on the current status of AgroWeb Network development by Michal Demes  


Presentation on the current status of ESCORENA Network development by Ryszard Kozlowski


11.00h Coffee break 


Presentation on technical background of FAO REU/SEU website by Ildiko Pocza


Presentation on technical background of “” portal (Typo3 CMS) - Possibilities, solutions, integration, customization. From the system admin perspective by Marcel Kovac and from the user perspective by Laszlo Papocsi.

Presentation of actual use cases, needs and goals:  



13.00h Lunch Break


13.30h Afternoon session


Case studies – Agricultural Research and Advisory Information and Communication Network in Armenia, Fishery Information Network and other corporate websites, based on Typo3 and AgroWeb know-how, Laszlo Papocsi


Content management basics by Typo3 example


Presentation of how to create and manage content, users, design, structure, data, etc in Typo3.  


15.30h Coffee break 


Hands on training (each participate can experiment and practice in his/her own computer, guided by CMS experts)


17.00h Summary of 1st day problems and results    


18-20h Dinner in Paprika Restaurant 1071 Budapest, Dózsa György út 72.


Bullet 14 April 2011, Thursday 


9.30h Morning session


Content creation, content transformation, content customization


Joining the ongoing "Consultation on the CIARD Framework for Data and Information Sharing" on e-Agriculture website (summary and background information)


11.00h Coffee break


12.00h Information on the Central Scientific Agricultural Library and the FAO UN collaboration, Prof. Viacheslav G. Pozdniakov, Director of CSAL (video bridge, Moscow)


Content creation, content transformation, content customization


13.30h Lunch Break


14.20h Afternoon session 

14.30-14.40h Welcoming participants
on behalf of FAO RES/SEU, Fernanda Guerrieri, assistant director-general and regional representative for Europe and Central Asia through videoconferencing facility, from Moscow Agriculture Academy of K.A.Timiryazev (video bridge, Moscow)

15.00h Facilitating communities, skills and tools. Promotion and fostering of dialogue and use of social media and Web2.0. Michael Riggs, Knowledge and Information Management Officer, e-Agriculture Lead Facilitator (video bridge, Rome)


15.30h Coffee break 

Summary of 2nd day problems and results.  


Summary of main findings and conclusions for the preparation of the workshop report.



Bullet 15 April 2011, Friday  


9.30h Morning session


Preparation and discussion of the workshop report and related follow up activities.


11.00h Coffee break


Presentation of the report.  



13.30h Closing Lunch