Earlier today, members of the Dgroups Partnership completed their meeting in The Hague. It was followed by a brief meeting of the new Board. For the first time, members could participate virtually in some parts of the discussions, opening a new chapter for Dgroups.
New Helvetas Board member Riff Fullan reflects on the discussions:
Yesterday’s meeting was in plenary and provided an opportunity for participants to re-connect, to reflect on past progress (see Peter Ballantyne’s report), and to explore different future directions and priorities for Dgroups.
Today, participants broke into groups to discuss and set short-term priorities for issues clustered around ‘the partnership’ and ‘the platform.’
SDC’s Patrick Kalas reflects on the first day:
So, what are some of the things that Dgroups users expect to see in coming weeks and months?
- more usability improvements on the platform;
- a public directory of groups on the new platform
- extension of Dgroups help and FAQ resources
- plans for two Dgroups training and outreach workshops sponsored by ICCO