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Social Media Workshop for Graduate Interns
Social Media, a place where people are sure to find the latest news, connect with networks and share thoughts on various contemporary issues. These are just some of the uses of the virtual platform that takes over almost everyone’s free time and mobile phones. Most youth are glued to social media for various reasons and against this backdrop, the City together with UKZN hosted a workshop from 30-31 August 2016 focusing on social media, more importantly how social media tools  can be used to promote Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS).
The workshop took place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and about 31 graduates from the City and its partnering universities attended the course to learn more about the positive uses of social media and the crucial role it plays in propagating developmental issues for the betterment of society.
The purpose of the session was to identify and mobilise a select group of interns to be part of the social media team for the upcoming IKS BRICS Conference taking place in Durban from 13 to 14 September 2016.
The first of its kind, the conference aims to add value to the theme of the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa, India (October 2016), Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions, by contributing community-based solutions to developmental challenges facing BRICS countries.
 The theme for this year’s conference focuses on how IKS is being used amongst BRICS countries to promote sustainable food security, advancing global security and addressing climate change challenges in terms of adaptation and mitigation.
The facilitated session provided a comfortable environment for participants to engage and discuss the elements of social media and blogging. Participants were also given a practical task of writing their first blog with guidance from the facilitator.
Participants left the learning event empowered and equipped to play their role in using social media platforms to vigorously promote the IKS BRIC Conference.

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