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The GEF IW:LEARN Project is organising an Information Technology (IT) Workshop to be held in Miami, USA, Mon 2nd - Fri 6th June 2008.

What Americas
When 02-Jun-2008 06:00 AM to
06-Jun-2008 02:00 PM
Where Miami, USA
Contact Name Dr. Richard Cooper
Contact Email
Contact Phone +66 2218 9463 (Thailand)
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Participants need to:

1. bring their own laptop computer for use at the workshop.

Workshop Co-organizer (USA):

Dr. Lakhdar Boukerrou
Coordinator Research Programs, CES
Research Professor, Department of Geosciences
Adjunct Professor, College of Business

Center for Environmental Studies
Florida Atlantic University
3932 RCA Blvd., Suite 3210
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Tel: 561-799-8573
Fax: 561-626-1404


The purpose of this workshop is to assist projects in creating and managing a project website using the freely available IW:LEARN Toolkit. In addition, related ICT subjects such as GIS and content syndication will be discussed.


Target Audience

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



  • Participants will gain a comprehensive overview of the Toolkit capabilities and functions 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.

  • Participants will be introduced to WebGIS using the Toolkit's GIS module including how it can be used to access data from other GIS map servers on the internet.

  • IW:LEARN will have a better understanding of project needs and develop a joint work plan to address these needs in reasonable work time.


Sponsorship for Air tickets

In addition to covering the cost of hotel accommodation, meals and transfers to and from the airport, IW:LEARN will sponsor air travel (economy airfare) for one project member to attend the workshop subject to the following conditions:

1. Sponsorship is provided to projects that intend or are committed to using the IW:LEARN Toolkit to create and manage a project website.

2. Prior to the workshop, participants will collate basic content (partner information, logos etc) for adding to the project website during the workshop (forward to

3. By the end of the workshop, a timetable for completing the project website and its officially launch will be established.



The Workshop will be held at the Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus, Florida, USA.

Computer Room of the Geosciences Department,
3rd floor Physical Science Building (Building Number 55)

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Meals and Accommodation

All meals and accommodation will be provided to all participants.

There will be no daily subsistence allowance as accommodation and all meals will be provided.

Accommodation will be at the FAU campus.


Map of accommodation location:

(coming soon)




Local Transport

Transfers to/from the airport and accommodation will be provided.

On arrival at the airport please look for person holding 'IW:LEARN IT Workshop' sign.



Travel insurance

Participants are advised to arrange their own travel insurance.



Draft Agenda

Coming soon

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Workshop IW:LEARN Presentations

Please note that to reduce file size the following presentations have been split into several parts. If you have any queries/difficulties with your site please contact us to help.



Plone introduction (Day 1-2)

Part 1 / Part 2

Toolkit Customisation (Day 3-4)

Part 1 / Part 2



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