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Archive for 2008

AAA Series: Preservation of web resources: a handbook

In our AAA discussions we argue the need to get our research results on line…but also we need to ensure their long-term preservation! The UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has announced the availability of a new handbook created by its Preservation of Web Resources (PoWR) project. The book offers information for web managers, data…

Knowledge, Education, and Learning Workshop, Maputo, December 08: Social Report Outline

The ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Groups on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and YPARD (Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development),  along with other partners organized a workshop to discuss priorities and develop an agenda for action through global collaboration in…

Knowledge, Education and Learning Workshop in Maputo: Organizational Profiles

In the context of this workshop GFAR invited us to submit organizational profiles in order to allow GFAR to do some assessment work. Participant organizations were asked to share their needs and priorities with regards to Agricultural Knowledge Sharing, Education and Learning. Concrete suggestions for action were also part of the form. See the profiles: CIAT –…

Making Science Work: Rice Rural Learning Campaign

Another great example of innovation to add to our AAA campaign: Get your research off the shelves! A blog post in September on the ICT-KM AAA concept argued that a research-oriented organization such as the CGIAR cannot be satisfied just knowing that it has produced good research. It is critical to ensure that the knowledge or…

Institutional Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – One Year Later

This booklet summarizes the project achievements of the Institutional Knowledge Sharing project of the ICT-KM Program in the areas of: Capacitiy builing, M&E and learning; Strategies and change management; Problem solving and good practices. The booklet also tells the story of the three pilto projects that have been supported at CIFOR, IRRI, and WorldFish: Transforming IRRI’s …

Fishbowl for sharing group results

On the second and last day of our Maputo workshop we wanted to to hear back from the groups. We used the fishbowl technique: the group listens in as three participants (sitting in the middle of the circle: in the fishbowl) question each other about what was discussed in their groups. Anyone can move to…

Participants speak: Expectations and Evaluations of the Maputo Workshop

On the first day of the workshop participants thought about their expectations for the workshop -and shared them. Nadia captured what people said on post-it notes and slightly grouped them. This was the result. See more pictures here. Expectations Networking New opportunities Meaningful conversations – How to attract investment – Inter-institutionally Needs of all actors…