Ecuador: Day 2 of Conectándonos Ecuador

Working Groups

To kick off the second day of Conectándonos Ecuador, (read about the first day here) Juan Espinoza from Hivos presented the working groups that were created based on the participants’ interests.

The groups were defined as follows:

  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Gender
  • Art and Culture
  • Environment
  • Digital Inclusion (2)

Starting on Friday night, May 25, and during a few hours on Saturday, participants were to apply what they had learned in various workshops and create an online project.


Participants pay close attention to the presentation on mobile live-coverage by Christian Espinosa. Photo by Silvia Viñas on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Workshops were administered in 4 sessions of 3 workshops per session. Participants choose which workshops to attend in order to strengthen their skills in the following subjects:

  • Creating an audio podcast (Georgia Popplewell)
  • Digital strategy for campaigns and community management (Christian Esiponosa)- See a summary [es] by participant Carla Rby in her blog Periodismo Digital y Redes
  • Blog creation and optimization (Carlos Correa)
  • Collaborative projects in the Social Web (María Cristina Martínez)- She Biblioteca 2.0 [es], a compilation of digital books, documents, and more, that can be downloaded for free
  • Open Software (Carlos Correa)- See a summary [es] by Carla Rby in her blog Periodismo Digital y Redes
  • Citizen Journalism and Cyberactivism (Silvia Viñas)- See presentation [es] on SlideShare.
  • Mobile coverage (twitcasting, mobypicture, bambuser, qik, layar, nearby) (Christian Esiponosa)
  • Covering events in real time (María Cristina Martínez)
  • Qualities of an entrepreneur (Álvaro Castillo)
  • Everything about Twitter (Silvia Viñas)- See notes [es] by Daniel Lucas.
  • Using native languages ​​on the web (Eduardo Ávila)

Carlos Correa from UTPL teaches participants how to use WordPress during workshop about blogging. Photo by Silvia Viñas on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Before dinner, Espinoza announced that each group would present their project with the other participants choosing which projects would be most feasible with the most impact. During and after dinner the groups met again to continue working on their project.

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