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ICT Update Magazine - Special issue on drones for agriculture

Posted: Tuesday, 8 December 2015

CTA's ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for its forthcoming issue, which will focus on civilian drones (also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs) and how they can be used to support farming, fisheries, livestock and natural resource management. CTA would like to hear from anyone who has used or is using drone technology to carry out projects and initiatives involving the above-menti ...

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Day 4: Participatory Mapping and Community Empowerment for Climate Change Adaptation, Planning and Advocacy

Posted: Saturday, 26 May 2012

24 May 2012, HONIARA - The morning of day 4 opened with a presentation on the potentials of Web 2.0 applications and social media for remote collaboration, social development and advocacy by Giacomo Rambaldi. An highly socio-technologically defining video on Web 2.0 realised by professor Michael Wesch, Kansas University, USA, introduced the main characteristics of Web 2.0 applications, d ...

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Day 3: Participatory Mapping and Community Empowerment for Climate Change Adaptation, Planning and Advocacy

Posted: Thursday, 24 May 2012

23 May 2012, HONIARA - Day 3 started with the visit to the nearby hall where the blank 3D model was on display. At that time six community representatives from Naro location were already working on it taking into account the legend items they previously identified and listed. Assisted by a facilitator they were using colour-coded pushpins, yarns and paint to populate the land-and seascap ...

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Day 2: Participatory Mapping and Community Empowerment for Climate Change Adaptation, Planning and Advocacy

Posted: Wednesday, 23 May 2012

22 May 2012, HONIARA - During the second day of the workshop participants were exposed to the main phases of the map-making process. Morning presentations by Giacomo Rambaldi, CTA senior programme coordinator, accompanies by the featuring of a series of video productions, provided detailed information on the steps to follow in order to produce a stand-alone, scale and geo-referenced reli ...

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Day 1: Participatory Mapping and Community Empowerment for Climate Change Adaptation, Planning and Advocacy

Posted: Monday, 21 May 2012

21 May 2012, HONIARA - “Of course we know a lot about our land and sea, but we didn’t realise just how much we do actually know ...” representatives of Chivoko community of Choiseul province, Solomon Islands, pointed out after the Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) exercise was completed. As we discovered today, P3DM goes far beyond making a map; it is a process that, if efficiently and c ...

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