Join our #ForestsAsia social media team!

Join our online or onsite social media team and if you're at the Summit, you can register for the free social media training. Daniel Kapsoot

Join our online or onsite social media team and if you're at the Summit, you can register for the free social media training. Daniel Kapsoot

Are you familiar with things like “Twitter”, “Facebook”, “blogging”, “vlogging”, “podcasting”…? Join us!
Or if those words sound like gibberish to you, well… You are welcome too! :-)

Experienced social media users, professionals, volunteers, journalists as well as beginners are equally welcome in the social media team of the Forests Asia Summit held in Jakarta – Indonesia, on 5-6 May, 2014.

We are assembling a large team of social media volunteers to support the summit. The volunteers can participate either online, or at the event itself. We are offering a free three-day social media training course for all onsite volunteers.

So join our online group of social media volunteers, or our onsite social reporting team!


Join our social reporters volunteering team

This team is a mixture of professionals and young volunteers. Some work for the organizations participating in the Forests Asia Summit and others work for our partners or other organizations. Most of our social reporters, though, are social media enthusiasts who contribute to our social media outreach through their own networks.

Some of our volunteers will be present at the Summit itself, but most will be supporting us remotely in various social media activities ranging from writing or editing blogposts to uploading videos and pictures to spreading different content pieces via Twitter, Facebook and other social media forums.

Our social reporters coordinate their activities via a Google Group discussion forum, and have already started their work for the event. Each contributes whatever they can into the discussions, dependent on their time availability, expertise and eagerness.

The real exciting part is “while doing, we learn”; having such a large and diverse social reporting team gives us a wealth of experience, which allows our social reporters to learn from each other.

You don’t have to fulfill any criteria to be part of our social reporting team, other than being enthusiastic about our causes: forestry, sustainable development, food security, natural resource management,…

Even if you can’t come to the event itself, you can still participate online. You’ll be able to contribute to the group’s discussions, help with the social media outreach or even report via one of our live webcasts.

Interested? Send our social media coordinator an email: Peter Casier – – and we’ll plug you into our team!


Join our onsite social reporters team, register for the free social media training

If you are coming to the conference itself, we’re happy to integrate you into our social media team, reporting live from the Summit!

To help you prepare, we are giving a free social media training for all volunteers on 3-4 and 7 May at the Forests Asia Summit venue.

The training will cover:

  • an overview of all social media tools, and their use within a professional environment;
  • an overview of how to pull all these tools into a strategy;
  • a hands-on introduction to two key tools we will use for social reporting at the Summit: Twitter and blogging.

On 4 May the training will conclude with a meeting of all onsite social reporting volunteers.

We will use the Summit as a hands-on exercise for the social media skills the participants acquire during the training.

On 7 May, the day after the Summit, we will do a group evaluation of the social media content the trainees generate during the Summit.

The training is free, and open to all social reporting volunteers (Summit participants, students, scientists, journalists, staff from partner organizations, etc.).

Interested in joining our training? Email our social media coordinator: Peter Casier – and we will enlist you on our e-discussion group.
In your mail, please mark clearly if you want to participate in the training as the number of seats is limited!


For more information just email Peter and he will be happy to assist you.