Introducing the #CPAF15 on-site reporters!

ICT Update

From 02-06 November 2015, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with various partners, is organising the Caribbean-Pacific Agri-Food Forum in St Michael, Barbados. To promote the event, its sessions, key messages and outcomes, CTA has supported a team of young social reporters to cover the event online.

After launching a call, over 100 applications were received, and a team of over 80 social reporters were selected. The on-site team who will be reporting from Barbados is comprised of 15 youths from the Caribbean and Pacific, and the larger online team is comprised of over 60 youths from different African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

We are pleased to introduce our 15 on-site reporters for the Caribbean-Pacific Agri-Food Forum. You can start following them on twitter:

Lopez Adams (Vanuatu)
Organisation: My Islands Distribution
Twitter handle: @lopezantz

Keron Bascombe (Trinidad and Tobago)
Organisation: Technology4agri
Twitter handle: @wiscobasco

Carole Cholai (Papua New Guinea)
Organisation: Cait Services PNG
Twitter handle: @caitsspng

Avneel Abhishay Chand (Fiji)
Organisation: University of the South Pacific
Twitter handle: @avneel3007

Dionne Cush (Guyana)
Organisation: Leading Edge
Twitter handle: @ms_pettylu90

Zina Edwards (Guyana)
Organisation: University Of Guyana/Prime News Guyana
Twitter handle: @ZinaEdwards1

Jeanine Eugene (Saint Lucia)
Organisation: St. Lucia Agriculture Forum for Youth
Twitter handle: @JeanineEugene

Nakasi Fortune (Guyana)
Organisation: Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)
Twitter handle: @pictureitgreen

Oldane Graham (Jamaica)
Organisation: SmartFarm Innovative Technology Limited
Twitter handle: @SmartFarmja

Andre Huie (Jamaica)
Organisation: Palm Branch Media
Twitter handle: @andrehuie

Shelly-Ann Irving (Jamaica)
Organisation: Jamaica Information Service
Twitter handle: @lindashellz

Latoya Lewis (Trinidad and Tobago)
Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Twitter handle: @LattyLove

Nyamekye Mapp (Trinidad and Tobago)
Organisation: The University of the West Indies / CAFAN
Twitter handle: 

Luke Smith (Trinidad and Tobago)
Organisation: University of the West Indies St Augustine/ YPARD
Twitter handle: @las_luke

Chelsea Wallace (Jamaica)
Organisation: Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement
Twitter handle: @ms_w_chels

The on-site social reporters will be blogging, tweeting, sharing photos and videos from the Caribbean-Pacific Agri-Food Forum. To follow updates on the event and join the conversation, follow the hashtags #CPAF15 and #Intra_APP.

Young social media enthusiasts willing to join the online reporting team are also welcomed. Please write to hosenally@cta.int and lohento@cta.int

Find out more on the Caribbean-Pacific Agri-Food Forum here: http://www.cta.int/cpaf15 

Photo Credit: Googol Farmer

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