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|Matthew de G.||
Hey all - our conference this is year is very much in line with Netsquared. And those of you who came to the first N2Jozi will remember Steve Wolak from Betavine Social Exchange: he's launching the BSX pilot in South Africa at the Tuesday night cocktail party.
The annual SANGONeT “ICTs for Civil Society” Conference is the premier ICT event dedicated to the work of the NGO sector in Southern Africa.
The 2009 event will be held in two parts - from 15-16 October 2009 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, and 20-21 October 2009 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.
The 2009 event will focus on the relevance of social media tools to the South African NGO sector.
Social media are tools that allow groups to generate content, engage in peer-to-peer conversations and exchange content. The key features of social media are participation and interaction, connecting people and providing the tools necessary to have a conversation - all important components of NGOs’ day-to-day work.
Are you a Facebook or Twitter user? Do you blog? Do you raise money through the Internet? Are you using mobile phones strategically in you work? Are you using online tools in your advocacy activities? Or do you simply have an interest in finding out more about social media?
The SANGONeT conference will explore these issues by drawing on the experience of local and international experts, showcasing innovative projects, facilitating the transfer of skills and reflecting on NGOs' future technology needs and requirements.
For general information about the conference, refer to http://www.ngopulse.org/conference2009 .
# NGOs / CBOs / Academia - R950 (VAT incl.)
# Government / Private Sector - R 1 700 (VAT incl.)
To register, refer to http://www.ngopulse.org/node/10279/registration .
The conference programme will be strategically informed by the findings of the 2009 “State of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector” research project which SANGONeT is implementing in conjunction with World Wide Worx.
The winners of the South African NGO Web Awards 2009 will also be announced during the two events.
We look forward to your participation in the Johannesburg and Cape Town events!
The SANGONeT Conference Team
Tel: (011) 403-4935