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IW:LEARN ICT Workshop - UNEP Nairobi 2013

by Khristine Custodio last modified Sep 09, 2014 11:40 AM
The purpose of this workshop is to assist projects in creating and managing a project website using the freely available IW:LEARN Toolkit. Related ICT subjects such as content development and syndication, and new topics as publishing for mobile gadgets as well as how to use the IW:LEARN Community Workspace will also be covered. This workshop will also zoom in to the increasing needs for data visualization and geo-referencing project outputs and intervention.

Event details


Jun 17, 2013 09:00 AM to
Jun 21, 2013 05:00 PM


UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya

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+66 2 218 9469

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The workshop is appropriate for information/communication specialists, IT managers and project members who are responsible for developing and/or maintaining a project website.

For more information about the Website Toolkit: http://iwlearn.net/websitetoolkit


  • Participants will gain a comprehensive overview of the IW:LEARN Website Toolkit (based on Plone Content Management System) capabilities and functionalities including freely available resources on the internet. Participants will also gain hands-on knowledge on how to create, manage and maintain the website with little or no IT knowledge.
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    Participants will learn how to develop and syndicate contents, use the toolkit as an outreach tool, and monitor website performance.
  • Participants will have a better understanding of the GEF IW Portfolio needs for shared information, become familiar with the IW Website Guidelines, and develop a joint work plan.
  • Participants will learn how to use the Community Workspace for online stakeholder collaboration and interaction with the rest of the GEF IW community.
  • Participants will learn how the importance of data visualization in project implementation and M&E, and learn how to visualize data and create maps in using freely available tools such as GoogleMaps, GoogleEarth, CollectiveGeo (for website toolkit) and the IW:LEARN Geonode.
  • Collection of learning resource guides, presentations and other materials added as guidance on iwlearn.net, particularly through the IW project manager’s manual
  • Brief synopsis of applied data and knowledge management methodologies by projects, the results and good practices from doing so in the context of monitoring and evaluating project implementation and environmental status
  • Draft concept paper on how data and information produced by projects can be made more accessible and sustainable even after project closure

Action Plan

The detailed program


  1. Kenya Coastal Development Project
  2. COAST Project
  3. Implementing Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS
  4. Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem
  5. Yellow Sea LME Project
  6. Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean LME Project
  7. Groundwater Governance Projects
  8. CREW Project
  9. ATSEA Project


The Venue for the workshop will be inside the United Nations Gigiri Complex at UNEP conference room located in NOF Block 1, Level 3. The security officers at the UN will give you directions once inside the complex.

Kenya offers the British Standard type of Socket.


Kindly visit the Immigration Department of Kenya website, TripAdvisor website or the Embassy of Kenya in the US website to get more details on how to apply for a Visa to Kenya.


We have secured rooms and negotiated a group price in the following hotels which are close (walking distance) to the UN:

1. Comfort Gardens at KES 7000 (~US$85) per day Bed and breakfast with complementary taxi transport to the UN every morning website contact info@comfortgardens.com or +254 723 610 280

2. China Gardens at KES 6500 (~US$75) per day Bed and Breakfast with no complementary taxi as the hotel is right opposite the UN(2 minutes walk) website contact chinagardenkenya@yahoo.com or +254 770 082 048

Airport Transfers

Taxis are available at the airport and the costs to either of the above hotels which are ALL located near the UN in Gigiri should be KES 2500. Other option is to request your preferred hotel for pick up services from/to the airport.

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