NAYOU 2ND WORKSHOP ON MDGS LOOKING AT NETWORKING AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONS.
During the 2nd workshop in Uganda the participants discussed the importance of networking. Without interacting with people it is really hard to make a change in the world. Below you can take part in their thoughts regarding the importance, but also the challanges, that lies within the concept of networking.
Networking is the Interaction of members (communities from different localities that is say, collection of people usually with a shared interests who intend to keep in touch to exchange information.) they can either be local or international e.g. cross boarder networking around countries in east Africa, ie Kenya – Uganda, Tanzania – Uganda, Rwanda – Uganda. It can also be regional networking i.e East Africa to West Africa, South Africa – North Africa or even Central Africa. It also stretches to intercontinental networking ie Africa-Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America all, thus we can call it international Networking.
IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING
- Wider knowledge about how things are done elsewhere is shared.
- Get to know ideas that can help them exploit the opportunity in their societies
- Sharing of ideas
- Information Dissemination- information that can be helpful to others
- Developing different peoples special talents and interests.
- Helps most especially students to know and get informed about world situations like economic situations and how Globalization is essential to know
- Cultural exchange i.e. people learn the different culture in different areas of the world.
- International corporations like to say different organizations can come together to make their objectives a success e.g. NGOs sharing information and resources
- Resource mobilization and sharing with other different regions that they don’t have.
- Advocating for human rights (the right to know)This will help the people to get informed about their rights e.g. national gender policies, international Gender Policies, Poverty Campaigns and children rights.
- Technology transfer and sharing – this helps in capacity building and empowerment plus poverty eradication at different levels.
- Lack of commitment from participants with different interests
- Conservativeness e.g. when it comes to cultures, some participants might not want to change, to appreciate others cultures and respect them.
- Ignorance about the importance of networking
- Racial segregation(Racism)
- \different backgrounds and cultural set ups ( Cultural shock)
- Economic imbalance and others are poor which keeps them behind and they can’t exploit their potentials.
- Life skill imbalances from different countries e.g. people from developed countries don’t have enough of these unlike people from developed countries