Interactive Breakout Session CNT18
Knowledge Sharing and Networking with United Nations Agencies
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time –
An opportunity for staff from UN, affiliated organisations, universities and development agencies to share recent trends and highlights in capacity development, learning methodologies, approaches and tools, and explore areas of potential collaboration.
Specific topics that we would like to discuss in this interactive knowledge exchange will include: Mobile learning - existing design tools and software; Blended learning programmes - innovative models and; Evaluation of learning interventions and assessment of learners’ performance.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
Cristina Petracchi is heading the e-learning Center in the Capacity Development Unit in FAO, she manages and coordinates the design, development, delivery and language adaptations of e-learning courses, blended learning programmes and face-to-face training events, for the benefit of FAO member countries. Within the context of the position she holds, Ms Petracchi also consolidates partnerships with United Nations agencies, academic institutions and universities, regional organizations, CSOs and NGOs. In addition to a university degree in Biological Sciences, Ms Petracchi holds a PhD in Nutrition and Food Science, and has several years of experience of capacity development activities in India, Ethiopia, Nepal, Namibia, Senegal and Mali. Ms Petracchi is fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish and has a good knowledge of Arabic.