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  • Writer's pictureNanthilde KAMARA

5 ways to build your future skills

Updated: Jan 16, 2021

“C’est la rentrée”! Back to work -I mean back to my desk at home – half way of my dry January and COVID19 is still around. Not an easy time!

I take this opportunity to "shake my brain" and start implementing my ambitious 2021 resolutions plan!

I am sharing 5 ways of finding inspiration and building your future skills to make the difference during this much too long COVID period.

1. My #1 as a warm up: free webinar about emerging technologies in 2020

"How Covid-19 is Accelerating the Use of Emerging Technologies?"

You’ll find insightful answers during this webinar, hosted by NetHope solutions center with Catholic Relief Service, Dronelife, Cenhealth and Viamo in the guest list.

You will learn a lot during one hour about Artificial Intelligence and its application in the health sector, the new or accelerated applications of drones, mobile technology and its innovative use for social behaviour change.

And for the most curious of you, explore the website, you can find other nice webinars and resources!

2. #2: For the geeks: Artificial Intelligence

I know that all of you are impatient to read more about AI: I am preparing a post - soon to be published on #future4change.

For those of you who are interested and don't want to wait or want to impress their colleagues or friends, I’m sharing the link to a brand new AI online course developed by Reaktor and the university of Helsinki.

The course is divided into 6 chapters and you can spend around 40 minutes by chapter:

1. What is AI?

2. AI problem solving

3. Real world AI

4. Machine Learning

5. Neural networks

6. Implications

Each chapter ends with a quizz.

This course is accessible to everyone, free and available in English version.

Fun MOOC platform proposes you a more advanced online course about AI in English and in French (youhoo!).

This course is designed to be achieved in 5 weeks. You’ll learn about:

  • The basics of AI

  • Application fields

  • New business models

  • New relation to work

  • The AI skills of the collaborator

Participants need to dedicate up to 2 hours and a half per week. The course is a self paced course and is led by video presentations and other interactive tools (forum, webinars etc.) This course is free and accessible to everyone until September 2021.

3. My #3: For the adventurers : Drones and community engagement

It is never easy to introduce new technologies in the field and drones are not the exception.

On the contrary, using drones within the communities is very sensitive: drones are not known and they are not always perceived as "good", especially when drones are used for military purposes.

This original course “community engagement for social good projects with drones” developed by werobotics teaches you how to engage with communities and create the link with drones to make your life easier and harness the potential of drones to make your project successful.

This course includes 8 modules and interactive tools such as video presentations. You can complete the course in 4 hours. Once you enroll in the course, access is for 3 months: if you complete it successfully, you’ll win a certificate of completion.

This course is accessible to everyone and available in English. It is not free BUT the fee is very reasonable.

4. My #4 : For the creative : E-training

Continuing training in the field is still at stake during COVID19 and I shared with you in a previous post some tools and approaches to carry out training in the field in this challenging context.

If you are a trainer or learner, a consultant tasked to develop e-training courses or a project manager who needs to organize a training, this course is for you!

The famous Kaya platform proposes a new online course “Creative learning: Make your e-learning stand out”. This course gives you guidance and tips to create your own e-learning course.

From the learning needs analysis to the visual design, this course includes 11 modules and interactive tools. Each module takes between 10 to 20 minutes to cover. This course is free and available in French and English!

5. My #5: For the real technology addicts– the Podcasts I love

Since September 2020, I became a fan of audio contents: this is a great way of learning and you can multi-task! Doing your sport, cooking, gardening etc.

OK, you understood, I am a podcast maniac!

I am sharing with you two of my favorites links you can find on my “get inspired” page:


you can find their podcasts on soundcloud.

Each episode gives you insight of the use of mobile technology for development with field practitioners interviews and case studies.

My favorite one is about digital identity!

“Humanitarian AI today”

The series is produced by the Humanitarian AI groups and covers the AI for Good field with an emphasis on Humanitarian AI.

My favorite one is about AI opportunities and challenges in the humanitarian sector!

Like, share and give your learning tips for this year!

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