Write-shop in Sri Lanka

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Two days write-shop organized at Kandy in Sri Lanka, on 26th -27th August for mNutrition (GoviNet) project. The objective of the program was to streamline and accelerate the content development activity. Content team comprising various officers from Fruit Research Development Institute (FRDI) and Field Crop Research & Development Institute (FCRDI), Department of Agriculture- Sri Lanka, along with CABI–South Asia, and CABI- Sri Lanka participated in the program.

Messages on two major crops viz. maize and papaya were developed, on all relevant topics considering the quality assurance criteria. Altogether 28 actionable messages have been developed for the target audience. The messages were kept short, comprehensive and simple. The developed messages were validated through discussion among the experts, facilitators and the participants.

The program was quite participative and productive. Various practical exercises adopted in the program, which were quite helpful in engaging participants and in making them learn actively to develop effective content. It was felt that such program should be organized regularly. The write-shop ended successfully.

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mAgri working group meeting in Dhaka

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The mAgri grantee kick off workshop was organised by GSMA in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 27th August 2014. The objective was to generate ideas and make the grantee aware about the working with GSMA and its global content partner CABI. The workshop was attended by the representatives from GSMA, CABI India, FROG, Grameen Phone Bangladesh, Dialog Sri Lanka, Vodafone Ghana and Bangla Trac Miaki Bangladesh. GSMA discussed about the objective of the mAgri grant and invited partners to discuss and set expectations with each other.