2 What is RonnaRonna is the unclassified information sharing website created by the ISAF Joint Command as the answer to the civil-military information gap.Ronna was created with the intent to improve transparency and create an information-rich environment to enhance cooperation between the contributing partners in Afghanistan allowing for a smooth transition to full GIRoA control of Afghanistan.Ronna answers the need for better access and communication with the various organizations and communities in Theater, to assist in shaping behaviors and attitudes, and create the needed cross-cultural relations with the many influential persons and groups working within Afghanistan.NGOsDOD/U.S AgenciesRONNAGIRoACiv-Mil Partners
3 Ronna Mission Statement To provide Afghanistan with an Information Sharing Environment for the exchange of unclassified information across the civil-military boundaries in order to improve the Governance, Development, and Security of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.Provide a website open to all which enables collaboration and information sharing between the ISAF Joint Command and the full- spectrum of mission partners working across all lines of operation in Afghanistan.Bridge the information gap that currently exists between ISAF and our Afghan partners, as well as the many people and organizations (contributing partners) working in and for Afghanistan who do not have access to classified military information systems.Ronna is the IJC’s effort to grow the command’s information environment such that we are able to increase and improve the unity of understanding and the unity of effort in Operation Enduring Freedom.
4 Ronna Mission ImpactRonna is the only site providing unclassified information collaboration to all of the contributing partners involved in the reconstruction of Afghanistan.With over 2,800 registered users and 3,500+ unique visitors from 76 different countries each month Ronna is a critical link to knowledge management within Afghanistan.There are currently 30+ Communities of Interest (CoI) set up by organizations from ISAF, USAID, the U.S. Treasury and GIRoA.14 GIRoA Ministries either maintain or actively utilize Ronna CoIs.Ronna provides the IJC and other contributors with a means of providing key unclassified information to all of the organizations operating in Afghanistan
5 Concept of Ronna Internet INDURE Tabulae GIRoA Foreign Service Ronna crawls all designated relevant sites for information pertaining to the mission in AfghanistanForeign Service(Embassies)NGO/PVOCommunityRonna Public SideRonna Private SideUN / AidOrganizationsProtected Internet Exchange (PIX)FirewallINDURE(Structured Database)TabulaeThe only common network in Afghanistan shared by GIRoA, ISAF, Coalition Partners, Aid Organizations, the UN, and NGO/PVOs is the Internet
6 RequirementsCreate a simple, reliable, effective information sharing process on the unclassified network.Utilize existing tools and technology to further efforts.Capture relevant Open Source Information Reporting.Using Federated Search capabilities link all unclassified sites through Ronna creating a ‘One Stop Shop’ for relevant Afghanistan Information.Be accessible for users with low-bandwidth connections.Leverage out-of-the-box collaborative platform.Facilitate mission success by making information available to a wider network of users
7 Ronna Overview: Main Page Translates into Dari and Pashto(26 languages)Calendar of eventsGet help, find out about Ronna or submit an articleAfghan ImagesUser submitted articles covering key focus areas
8 Ronna Overview : Main Page Links to Key sitesMember ToolsTranslationDari-PashtoContact InfoHelp Desk InformationRequest an Account
9 Submitted Content Overview The Submitted Content list feeds the entire site. Items added here are found in the Wiki, Communities and Region tabs. All relevant information is welcome. Please remember we are on an unclassified website so post items accordinglyContent feeds the pages and sites within Ronna+ Add items by clicking hereYou must have an account and be signed in to upload itemsLink to + add items also in the Members tool below the list on the main page+ Add items by clicking here
10 Submitted Content Overview The more relevant data you fill out when submitting content will allow it to be used better throughout the site.5 main topics feed the Wiki pages with many subtopics to help users narrow their search focusGovernanceDevelopmentSecurityCross CuttingTransitionChecking all relevant areas allows the data to flow to the region pages and the interactive mapAdd any file typeLink your file to a data source or external websiteFOUO – Only vetted accounts will seePrivate – All Ronna members will seePublic – Open to Anonymous access
11 Ronna Wiki Overview Afghan Wiki Topics Afghan Civics Guide Afghan Country Stability PictureAfghan National Security ForcesCounter NarcoticsCross Cutting IssuesDevelopmentDistrict AssessmentsGender AwarenessGovernanceLand IssuesMinisterial OutreachSecurityTheater AssessmentsSites are fully customizable by identified subject matter experts. If you would like to add content to the Wiki please contact usThe Wiki pages are fed by the main users submitted content list. Users will make this a more relevant site.
12 Ronna Communities Overview Communities of Interest*Afghan Business CenterAfghan HandsAfghan Ministry of Transportand Civil Aviation (MoTCA)Afghan National Security ForcesAgriculture Education and Training ArchiveContractingCOMISAF Advisory andAssistance Team (CAAT)Counterinsurgency TrainingCenter – Afghanistan (CTC-A)EducationForce Reintegration Cell (F-RIC)HealthcareINDUREProvincial Budgeting andEconomic DevelopmentProvincial Reconstruction TeamsTourism Development BlogLike any website the Communities are fully customizable by the site ownerUnique permissions can be set up so only certain users have access to all or identified areas of your site* Many more communities are available based on your work focus within Afghanistan
13 Useful Tools APAN (Adobe) Connect ArcGIS Mapping Web/video conferencingRonna Member must set up conferenceConference can be attended by anonymous usersArcGIS MappingPeer-to-peer MessagingMust be an APAN MemberInstant Text TranslatorDocument TranslatorSearchMy SiteShared / Private file storage accessible form any internet connection
14 APAN (Adobe) Connect Create private or open sessions *users do not have to be members of Ronna to participate in an Adobe sessionShare your computer screen or individual windowsShare documentsCreate a whiteboard for free text or drawingsWindow for text chattingCreate notes from the meetingIf on a network that allows webcams you are able to host video chatsUse a microphone to speak to everyone in the meeting
15 Document TranslatorThe Document Translation capability is an enhancement that allows users to upload Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and plain text documents into a document library, and then have the system translate the document into another language of the user’s choice.The translated document is also stored in SharePoint, allowing both versions (the original in the source language, and the translated version in the translated language) to be accessible to users of the site.The Document Translation capability will translate Microsoft Word documents with the DOCX file extension.The Document Translation capability will translate Microsoft PowerPoint documents with the PPTX file extension.Document Translation will translate supported documents as follows:English to DariEnglish to PashtuDari to EnglishPashtu to EnglishDari to Pashtu or Pashtu to Dari are not presently supported.Creates and maintains links to both versions of the document from a single library.
16 SearchSearches not only Ronna but also many websites deemed Afghan Relevant.* More sites can be added * Please let us know if you have one.Search is a state-of-the-art search engine built right into RONNA that you should never outgrow.
17 My SiteIf user has contributed to any blogs on Ronna the items will show herePublic and Personal file storageShared Documents is searchable by any Ronna MemberPersonal Documents limited to user, more members can be added by user to the library
18 Request An Account To Request an Account: Go to the Ronna Website: Click on the “Get an Account” linkFill out the form for a member accountIt is preferable (but not required) that you have an “official” address (.mil, .gov, or a professional ).Note: Without an APAN account, you are still able to access the PUBLIC information on the website. The account allows you to request membership to Ronna and access to member specific information.
19 QUESTIONS? You can check out the site at: For more information or to answer any additional questions you may have, please contact the team:Mr. John Carmack, Ronna Admin, Rear SupportMr. Joel Ramsey, Ronna Admin, In country Support