Link to new knowledge sharing wiki on agricultural water management – welcome, knowledge commons

August 12, 2013 in Freedom to innovate, Freedom to learn

agripedia logoWith joy, I reproduce below the invitation of GIZ colleagues to join the official launch of the global knowledge platform for agricultural water management

www.agriwaterpedia.info !

 

Main focus

  • www.agriwaterpedia.info focuses on agricultural water management in the context of climate change and food security.

It aims to secure knowledge gained from experiences in development cooperation. www.agriwaterpedia.info serves as an knowledge exchange and networking platform for practitioners and development experts and all those interested in the topic of increasing challenges in agricultural water management. What’s in it for you?

  • The platform contains a library with at the moment about 260 publications, a lot of them from pre-digital times, only digitally available and from anywhere in the world accessible on www.agriwaterpedia.info.
  • www.agriwaterpedia.info will give you access to relevant and up-to-date knowledge, as well as to expedient approaches, practices and experience in agricultural watermanagement.
   
   

 You like the idea and you’re already thinking about how to become a part of the knowledge network?

 Like all wikis, agriwaterpedia.info depends on user contributions. Please feel free to improve the platform by editing or writing articles, or by uploading publications.

 Visit www.agriwaterpedia.info and sign up for an account today!

 For further information please contact: (SV Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft) Your Agriwaterpedia-Team

The global digital divide is an innovation and learning divide!

February 23, 2009 in Freedom to innovate, Freedom to learn, Open Source IT business

This article examines some of the ethical challenges and solutions related to the digital divide with a focus on how capacity building is crucial to bridge the different divides. The article is part of the volume “Internetökonomie und Ethik” (= The Economy of the Internet and Ethics) published by the renowed German editing house “Duncker & Humblot” in Berlin. In the article, Balthas Seibold postulates that from an ethical perspective, access to internet is not optional in developing countries and that four layers of Internet (physical layer, logical layer, content layer, learning layer) need to be kept open in order to allow for innovation and global digital equality (“Gütergerechtigkeit”). The article is online in German here: Publikationsseite.