Ca­pac­ity build­ing pro­gram on so­cial me­dia

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The Depart­ment of In­for­ma­tion & Me­dia un­der the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the United Na­tions Asian and Pa­cific Train­ing Cen­tre for In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy for Devel­op­ment (UNAPCICT) or­ga­nized a two day work­shop on “Ca­pac­ity Build­ing Pro­gramme on So­cial Me­dia for Devel­op­ment and Gov­er­nance” last week.

Around 20 In­for­ma­tion & Me­dia Of­fi­cers from var­i­ous Min­istries and Agen­cies at­tended the pro­gramme from 16 – 17 April 2015, at MoIC Con­fer­ence.

With a com­bi­na­tion of ex­pert pre­sen­ta­tions, panel dis­cus­sions, case pre­sen­ta­tions, group dis­cus­sions, and round­table ses­sion, the 2 days pro­gramme was or­ga­nized with the key ob­jec­tives of rais­ing aware­ness of In­for­ma­tion & Me­dia Of­fi­cers on the po­ten­tial of so­cial me­dia for pro­mot­ing so­cio-eco­nomic devel­op­ment; en­hance un­der­stand­ing of the im­pli­ca­tions for na­tional pol­icy and pro­gramme for­mu­la­tion emerg­ing from the role of so­cial me­dia in pro­mot­ing devel­op­ment; in­tro­duce the var­i­ous ap­pli­ca­tions of so­cial me­dia in a de­vel­op­men­tal con­text; and build ca­pac­i­ties of gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials on de­vel­op­ing so­cial me­dia plans, so­cial me­dia man­age­ment and mon­i­tor­ing & eval­u­a­tion.

The pro­gramme is a part of Depart­ment’s on­go­ing ef­forts to in­crease aware­ness and build ca­pac­i­ties of the in­for­ma­tion & Me­dia Of­fi­cers on the im­por­tance and use of so­cial me­dia for devel­op­ment and good gov­er­nance.

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