Knowledge Exchange Space
Knowledge Networking and Engagement with United Nations Agencies
The Session entitled: "Knowledge Networking and Engagement with United Nations Agencies" covers 3 main topics: 1. certification: advantages and challenges 2. power of games and live interviews 3. power of collaboration to foster learning and innovation: the FAO Case Study of the 24 hour Global Marathon on Sustainability
With your conference ticket you can attend and participate in all conference sessions. Please note though, that the number of seats for Learning Cafés and for Knowledge Exchanges are limited to allow for maximum interaction and dialogue.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 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.
European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, Belgium
Alejandra Rivas is graduated in Social Communications and holds a Master in General Management and Strategic Planning. She is currently working as Web Administrator / E-Learning Instructional Designer at Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO).
With more than 10 years of professional experience, her areas of expertise are the techniques and processes of creating audio-visual content, as well as setting-up learning management systems and other web-based content management systems and interactive environments for creating Internet and digital oriented products. Her strengths include analytical and writing skills, designing and developing instructional materials to transfer them into online curriculum. As well as the use of authoring content tools and technologies knowledge (LMS, CMS, SCORM).
Since 2016, she has been part of the team responsible to design and customize the Learning Management System 'DEVCO Academy online platform' that serves as information and education platform for all citizens interested in international cooperation and development.