My networking at the Spark conference in Granada was a big success. Mark Schembri, project manager at the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) and a former colleague at Telecentre-Europe, invited me to give advice & technical support to the NGOs of Malta on their online presence & use of social media.
Tailored to Nonprofits & Small Businesses
Mark asked me to prepare a series of training & consulting sessions that would help the Maltese NGOs to establish a strong online presence. The focus lies on creating more local content and online services, whilst maximising contact with constituents through the use of social media.
The sessions will take place during the coming month of July and the resulting consulting reports will be presented this year at a local conference in Malta.
Mark: “We wanted to contract an independent social media expert from outside Malta, someone who could offer training & consulting tailored to both the NGOs and small businesses of Malta. I had attended your Social Media training session at the Telecentre-Europe Summit in Warsaw and when I received the Eclectic Lines newsletter I knew you were the person we were looking for!”
MCA’s strategy for a Networked Society
The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) is the national regulatory authority of the communications sector in Malta. The authority regulates electronic communications, eCommerce and postal sector, and is also responsible for elements of the national ICT such as eInclusion, Internet safety and Internet governance.
The project I am contracted for is part of MCA’s Digital Inclusion Strategy, a three-year work programme (2012-2015) that aims to facilitate and support the development of a Networked Society that capitalises on the opportunities brought about by ICT for social cohesion and economic development.
The strategy forms part of a wider national drive to place ICT at the centre of economic and social development in Malta.