Training on Social Media for Development (SM4D)

Introduction

Social Media is a form of ‘many-to-many communications’ where people connect and communicate dynamically within a flexibly formed scope by inputting and receiving information to and from the Internet. There is no artificial boundary between information and communication tools and includes entities like organizations, products, processes, events and concepts. Social media is a means to encourage contribution and feedback from everyone through voting, comments and sharing of information among the interested communities. It allows the communities to share common interests like political issue, favorite TV show, music, research, etc. by making the use of other sites, resources and people.

Social media can enable value creation, participation and collaboration. But alongside it can also lead to lack of privacy, lost productivity and some alleges, addiction, fraud, abuse which are huge drawbacks. It can be used in disaster communication and management, combating corruption, education, knowledge management, rules and laws.

The recent trend is to use the existing technology for the development of mankind. Social media is one of the trendy and highly popular tools of ICT development. So it’s meaningful use in development would be very much considerable when it has been regarded as a nuisance. 

Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) has taken an initiative to conduct ICT related trainings that will be useful to the officers of the Government of Nepal. With evolving time and emerging technology, NASC is organizing ICT trainings through the Center of Knowledge Management and IT (CKMIT). Social Media is a critical issue that needs to be addressed to get most out of it and the trainings designed will have a good impact on it.

Overall Aim and Objective

The training aims at developing participants’ knowledge and skills on Social Media and its use for meaningful development. Upon the completion of this training program, the participants will be able to:

·         explain Social Media

·         describe the proper use  of Social Media

·         identify the areas where Social Media could be used

·         describe the importance of Social Media for change management and development

·         identify the areas in policy where Social Media could be addressed

·         use Social Media like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin & Youtube for organizational purpose

Target Group

The participants of this training program will be Class II and Class III officers of the Government of Nepal.

Duration

The training will be conducted for three days, from 1-2 April 2015 (18-20 Chaitra, 2071).

 

For further details please contact:

Er. Shyan Kirat Rai
Training and Research Officer, IT
Center of Knowledge Management and IT
Nepal Administrative Staff College
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
Telephone no: +977-1-5522160, 5523517,552002
Fax no: +977-1-5524906
E-mail:skrai@nasc.org.np
Mobile no: +977-9841176155

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:30 to Friday, April 3, 2015 - 14:30