New Webinars@AIMS:“Designing TAPipedia: an information sharing platform for Capacity Development on Agricultural Innovation Systems in the Tropics”

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “Designing TAPipedia: an information sharing platform for Capacity Development on Agricultural Innovation Systems in the Tropics”.

The webinar will present the TAPipedia, developed within the context of  Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP). While this webinar addresses partners in the Tropical Agriculture Platform, it is open to content publishers, librarians, information management specialists, software developers, related data providers and other interested people.

Abstract

The webinar will discuss the concept for designing of TAPipedia, an information sharing platform currently being developed as part of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP), with members of the TAP CD Expert Group and Chairs of the TAP Global Task Force & TAP Steering Committee. TAPipedia is expected to help TAP members and other stakeholders address a number of challenges relevant for a more coherent delivery of Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation System (AIS). TAPipedia will assist TAP members to present, explain and communicate the Framework on CD for AIS, so that it may be more easily tested, improved, adopted and implemented by stakeholders. TAPipedia will also allow stakeholders at different levels to share their own applied and context specific CD for AIS resources and to discover such knowledge from different partners and regions.

Date

18 June 2015  - 14:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)

Presenter

Nikos Manouselis is a co-founder and the CEO of Agro-Know, a research-oriented enterprise that focuses on knowledge-intensive technology innovation for agriculture and rural development. He has a diploma in Electronics & Computer Engineering, a M.Sc. in Operational Research, and a M.Sc. in Electronics & Computer Engineering, all from the Technical University of Crete, Greece. He also holds a PhD on the application of metadata technologies in the domain of agriculture, from the Informatics Laboratory of the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Greece. Mr. Manouselis is currently working as a consultant for FAO’s Research and Extension Unit on the development of TAPipedia, an information sharing platform for Capacity Development on Agricultural Innovation Systems in the Tropics.   

How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org, containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.

Sponsors

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations  with Tropical for Agriculture Partners.