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How to actively participate to this Intra-ACP APP group?

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Minielle Tall5 March 2015

Dear fellow participants,

Welcome to this Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme (APP) community on Capacity4Dev !

Set-up in October 2013, this group aims to share knowledge and best practices on Intra-ACP APP 4 key priority areas :

-          Policy

-          Markets

-          Research and development and Climate change

-          Knowledge management

In brief, the main objectives of the Intra-ACP APP project are to contribute to the following outcomes:
  • Policy regimes and incentive schemes for smallholders in the regional agricultural development strategies;
  • Food security at regional and level by increasing production and productivity of selected commercial and nutritionally valuable produce. This is enabled by using technological and organizational solutions that address specific development constraints of smallholder groups and rural communities;
  • Regional institutional capacity strengthening etc.

Exploring the whole African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions, the Intra-ACP APP draws a special focus on Caribbean and Pacific countries. The latter have in common a lot of similarities in terms of trade, agriculture and knowledge sharing.

As experts in your respective fields, this online space allows you to share your experience and exchange of knowledge and expertise between group members and the project implementing partners.  

Please read the GUIDELINES prior to posting.

Looking forward to your active participation to this group.


More on the Intra-ACP APP 

The Intra-ACP APP project is an alliance of three regional organisations in ARD aiming to:
  1. strengthen food and nutrition security,
  2. increase economic growth, reduce poverty,
  3. and preserve/improve environmental health in Small island developing states.
Learn more about this project here.
MORE ABOUT CAPACITY4DEV is a knowledge sharing community composed of thousands of development and cooperation professionals, from the European Commission and EEAS, EU member states, partner countries, civil society and the research community. Since its launch, has become DG Europe Aid’s primary online knowledge sharing tool. This interactive platform was established to support capacity development and the aid effectiveness agenda through knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices. One of the site’s main technical strengths lies in its ability to tag and categorise information into thematic groups. 

Group features and tools

No matter what your areas of interest and focus are, each group offers the following tools and features:

HOME - displays the latest activity, content highlighted by the administrator

PAGES - Static web pages hosted within the group. The creation and edition of these pages is restricted to the group owner and moderator(s), or members that have been offered permission to edit specific pages.

LIBRARY - The document library collates all uploaded documents submitted by group members. Any member can upload a document (max 32MB), from any of the following file types: txt, pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdt, pdtx, odt, ods, odp, odf, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, ppt, pptx, vsd, zip, and pps.

EVENTS - Calendar where group members can upload event pages, including a map of the location, associated documents, as well as any relevant metadata tagging. Events can be followed and shared through social media and e-mail.  

MEMBERS - Displays a list of members with basic information. Each listed member has a link to their profile, as well as a contact link. Messages sent through this contact form will be sent through the website’s e-mailing service.

Group Categories – a form of Tagging known as Group Categories that are defined by the group owner and moderator(s); these tags then become available to all content generated by group members.

Comments - Comments are available throughout the site, usually beneath every content item. To post a comment, you must be signed-in; to post a comment within a group, you must be a member of that group. We recommend you to react to the different pages by using the comments area in order to exchange. 

email notifications – By default, group notifications to inform users of activity are sent by e-mail once a week. Through their profile, members can indicate if and how often they would like to receive e-mail notifications.

Every member that creates or updates content can decide to activate, or not, these notifications.

For more information, please read the APP RULES & GUIDELINES and/or contact group administrators.

Looking forward to your active participation !

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