Day 2 was exceptional, it carried the spirit of day 1 of the wokshop, which saw an active engaging participation from participants and presenters.
These were some of the activities for the day:
1: Online portals which participants where telecentre and staff can blog, put video, and any other content they generate. This was moderated by Cleopa Otieno, and it took a deeper look at the KenTel, Telecentres Africa, and Telecentre.org websites. It targeted participants gaining knowledge on how to create accounts and log in details on these websites and how to post information to them. It emphasized the need to contribute stories in form of the good work telecentres doin Africa to share with wider audiences.
2: Presentations from Arid Lands Information Network. (ALIN)
ALIN Presented the Techsoup Kenya program project, which is a software and hardware donation to NGOs. Most organizations in the rural areas lack access to genuine software, they rely on ICT experts who exploit them yet still give them unlicensed software. KenTel thought it wise to expose the telecentres such opportunities so that they know where to turn to when they need technical support. They also shared about their version of telecentres
Dennis Mutwiri of ALIN during his presentation on Techsoup Kenya - software donation program
3: Group discussion on the role of telecentres in harnessing, managing, repackaging and sharing indigenous knowledge. This was a breakout session where participants had three questions to ponder.
Group discussions during day two of the workshop.
4: The day came to end with a visit to KARI headquarters where participants were taken through the library by Mrs. Pauline Mburu – Librarian KARI. They learnet the procedures needed to request information from KARI and also how to access the online portal. Mr. Richard presented a hands on session on how to access information from KARI website.
Participants at the KARI library.
The workshop came to a close with words of gratitude to CTA, ICIPE and KARI from the organizers and participants. The KenTel vice chairman, Mr. Mahinda officially closed the workshop.
KenTel Vice Chair, Mr. Mahinda giving closing remarks at KARI.