Subject: [fem-events 258] Application for WENT 2000 is Extended!
From: lalamaziwa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 23:20:38 +0900
---------------- Original message follows ---------------- From: Cheekay Cinco <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 21:02:19 +0800 Subject: Application for WENT 2000 is Extended! -- ! ! Application Extended to May 7, 2000! ! ------------------------------------------------------------------ 2000 ASIAN WOMEN'S ELECTRONIC NETWORK TRAINING WORKSHOP (WENT2000) Asian Women's Resource Exchange 2000 Women's Electronic Network Training Workshop ------------------------------------------------------------------ 19 - 25 June 2000 Sookmyung Women's University Seoul, South Korea The deadline for application to the "Asian Women's Electronic Network Training Workshop" (WENT2000) is extended to May 7, 2000. WENT2000 will train women in running web-based information services, in using online communication tools to advance their networking and advocacy work, and in developing databases. The focus of the workshop is to assist women and their organizations in building their capacities to develop and sustain appropriate use of new information and communication technology. WENT2000 also hopes to enhance women's networking by encouraging collaboration and resource exchange among participants before, during and even after the training. WENT2000 builds from the experiences and successes gained by women and their organizations in participating in the review process of the Beijing Platform for Action. As such, women who are active in the information and resource sharing work in relation to the review of the Beijing Platform for Action are encouraged to apply. WENT2000 is also open to all women whose organizations play or will play a significant role in promoting the use of information and communication technology to enhance women's role and capacity in social and policy advocacy, as well as to strengthen women's organizations and networks --primarily but not exclusively-- in the Asian region. This year, WENT2000 will also be open to women and their organizations from the Pacific region. WENT2000 is being organized by the Asian Women's Resource Exchange (AWORC), an Internet-based women's information network and service in Asia which seeks to develop cooperative approaches and partnerships in increasing access to and exploring applications of new information and communication technologies (ICT) for women's empowerment. Last year, AWORC also organized a similar regional training workshop, called WENT'99. PROGRAMME The workshop is composed of three parallel instructional tracks. All participants will engage in extensive hands-on training--running online discussion groups, using actual Internet resources and developing prototype databases--using the Workshop facilities. The tracks will be led by trainers from different women's organizations who are library administrators, database developers, web developers, systems administrators and who have extensive experience in running training workshops. Track 1: Web-based Information Service ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Who should attend: providers and would-be providers of web-based information services. Prerequisites: some experience in writing webpages, or as a webmaster, or as a web designer. Coverage: Design and set-up quality Web-based information services, concepts of information architecture, usability, accessibility, website management, XML, open content, and open source/free software tools. This is NOT as basic html training course nor a programmers' course. The course is a mixture of presentations and demonstrations with emphasis on hands-on practical experience. Emphasis will be given on collaborative learning and group work. Goals: Enhance ability to design and set-up quality Web-based information services; understanding how these services can advance your organization's missions and goals; ability to support other information providers and users from participants' own organization and/or network. Promote collaboration and resource sharing among web-builders. Track 2: Working Online ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Who should attend: social and policy advocacy workers and activists who are using or are planing to use electronic communication tools to support their work and networks. Prerequisites: some experience in using email Coverage: plan, set-up and run mailing lists. facilitation and moderation of online discussion groups. using group work tools. concepts of working online, archiving, online communication and group work tools and resources. The course is a mixture of presentations and demonstrations with emphasis on hands-on practical experience. Emphasis will be given on collaborative learning and group work. Goals: Ability to plan, set-up and run mailing lists. Ability to facilitate online discussions groups. Ability to use group work tools. Technical knowledge in mailing lists and email is NOT necessary. Promote collaboration and resource sharing among women who are using ICT tools to enhance their social and policy advocacy work. Track 3: Basic Course in Database ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Who should attend: library or resource center staff, would-be database developers, information providers working with databases. Prerequisites: some experience in using database and database management tools. participants who are tasked by their organizations to maintain/develop databases will be prioritized. Coverage: plan, design and set-up a simple database using open source tools. Concepts of database structure, relational and text-base databases, indexing, web-accessible databases, database migration. Emphasis is on developing database using free/open source software. The course is a mixture of presentations and demonstrations with emphasis on hands-on practical experience. Emphasis will be given on collaborative learning and group work. Goals: Design and implement a simple database using mySQL and/or CDS/ISIS. Promote collaboration and resource sharing among women and women's database builders. ELIGIBILITY Participation to WENT2000 is open to all women in Asia who are active in their organization's information and communication work, and who meet the criteria for participation. While the number of trainees will be limited by the resources we have, we will make sure that participation will cover all the sub-regions of Asia. As all the tracks will be running concurrently, trainees can only attend one track. Applicants should indicate which track they are applying for. The selection of participants for WENT2000 will be largely based on the information that you send us through the application form. CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION The Regional Training Workshop is open to women who meet the following criteria: 1.Active involvement in her organization's information work. Preference is given to information officer/staff and experience in women's network/s. 2.Organization is engaged in any of the following: (a) information sharing, (b) resource center, (c) policy and social advocacy work, (d) community outreach and organizing, (e) women's and gender research, (f) training. 3.Has basic to intermediate computer-literacy. 4.Fair to good knowledge of English language. 5.Willingness to participate in a women's information network in Asia and the Pacific. 6.Willingness to share the knowledge, skills and resources she will acquire >from the training with other women. 7.Willingness to work in a group-focused environment and process. 8.Capacity to receive a week-long training conducted in university classrooms and student dormitory with shared rooms. FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIP AWORC has been able to raise funding to support some of the participants' travel and accommodation costs. Applicants **who wish to avail of funding support** must indicate in their application form that they are applying for full or partial scholarship. Full Scholarship **will cover** the overall training costs and international travel expenses. Partial Scholarship **will subsidise** a portion of the overall training and travel expenses. AWORC has formed a Selection Committee that will decide who will be granted full or partial scholarships. **All participants,** whether on scholarship or not, are required to pay the US$300 Registration Fee.The deadline for application has been extended to May 7, 2000. HOW TO APPLY: APPLICATION CAN BE DONE VIA WEB, EMAIL, FAX OR POST. 1. If applying via WEB, please fill up application form in http://www.women.or.kr/~went2000/apply 2. If applying by ELECTRONIC MAIL, *fill-out* the questionnaire below, then email it to: <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the following subject header: WENT2000 Application: Your Last Name, Your First Name 3. If applying by FAX or POST, print and *fill-out* the questionnaire and send to: (post) WENT2000 c/o Isis International Manila 3 Marunong St., Diliman, Quezon City 1100 Philippines (fax) Facsimile: 632-924-1065 Attn: WENT2000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT http://www.jca.apc.org/aworc/went2000 or email: email@example.com. ----------- Application Questionnaire --------------- A. PERSONAL DATA 1.Full Name: 2.Family Name (Last Name, Surname) Only: 3.Employer/Organization: 4.Position/Title: 5.Business Address: (not to exceed 40 characters per line) 6.Business Telephone: 7.Fax (if any): 8.Email address (if any): 9.Home Address: (not to exceed 40 characters per line) 10.Home Telephone: 11.At which address would you like to receive your mail? __ Business __ Home 12.Which phone number do you prefer we call? __ Business __ Home 13.Date of birth (day/month/year): 14.Nationality: 15.Name as it appears on passport or other travel document: 16.Passport number: 17.Country issuing passport: 18.Knowledge of English: Please rate your knowledge in these categories: Listening/Comprehension None Fair Good Excellent Reading None Fair Good Excellent Speaking None Fair Good Excellent Writing None Fair Good Excellent B. INSTRUCTIONAL TRACKS Instructional track applied (Select only one track; the tracks will run in paralell): Track 1 Web-based Information Services Track 2 Working Online Track 3 Basic Course in Database C. TRACK-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS For All Applicants: 1. Do you have experience in using the following Internet services? Please qualify your experience using 0 to 5, 0 means no experience and 5 a lot of expertise) [ ] Email [ ] Mailing List [ ] News [ ] FTP [ ] Web [ ] Other (specify): For applicants to Track 1: 1. Do you have experience running Web-based information services? (Please qualify your experience using 0 to 5, 0 means no experience and 5 a lot of expertise) [ ] Write HTML [ ] Provide information on a Web server maintained by others [ ] Set up, run and maintain Web servers [ ] Other (specify) : For applicants to Track 2: 1. Do you have experience participating and/or maintaining mailing lists? (Please qualify your experience using 0 to 5, 0 means no experience and 5 a lot of expertise) [ ] subscribing to a mailing list [ ] partipipating in an online discussion group [ ] facilitating an online discussion group [ ] running/maintaining a mailing list For applicants to Track 3: 1. Do you have experience using, designing and/or maintaining a database? (Please qualify your experience using 0 to 5, 0 means no experience and 5 a lot of expertise) [ ] using CDS/ISIS [ ] designing database [ ] supplying data/information to a database [ ] maintaining database 2.Please list the database software(s) you use in your organization D. DESCRIPTION OF ROLE IN ORGANIZATION/NETWORK's INFORMATION ACTIVES (Your answers to the questions below will be used to determine whether to admit you to the workshop. Please be sure that your information is sufficiently clear, well organized and adequate for this purpose.) 1. A summary of your relevant educational and professional background. 2. A description of your current employer/organization, your position, your duties and responsibilities. 3. A brief description of your computing and networking environment (operating systems, networking software, modems, etc.), including the connectivity of your organization to the Internet. 3a. Scope of your institution (check all categories that apply): Local Community National Regional Sub-regional Global Other; Specify 4. Does your organization use information and communication technology? How? 5. In 2-3 paragraphs, please describe your organization's plans vis-a-vis the use of information and communication technology (Internet services, database) in its information, networking and advocacy activities. 6. How you expect to use the knowledge you gain at the workshop. 7. Have you previously attended Internet-related training? Yes No If yes, 7a. Year and type of training: 7b. Did you find it useful? In what way? E. FINANACIAL INFORMATION You MUST fill out the following financial information. The actual cost of the workshop is ______. Participants are asked to pay US$300 registration fee to cover a portion of the actual cost. AWORC has been able to raise fund to support international travel cost for a limited number of participants. We encourage interested applicants to raise the registration fee and part or all of the international travel cost. 1. Will you be able to provide your own airfare? Yes No 2. Will you be able to provide your registration? Yes No 3. Will you be applying for scholarship/subsidy? Yes No 4.List the agencies where you are requesting financial aid, how much, and when you exepect them to reply. 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