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Archive for May, 2008

New Tool on the Kit: RSS

Thanks to IFPRI’s Information and Knowledge Management Specialist Pete Shelton the KS Toolkit has a new section on RSS. He shares with us the following tips: Although RSS and newsreader services are often promoted as potential time savers, they also can be highly addictive. Thus, instead of resulting in less time following your favorite websites…

The Toolkit Impact

A quick look at the statistics of the different Knowledge Sharing Web resources shows the huge impact of the KS toolkit. While the KS Web site visits grows smoothly over the months and reaches now more than 1000 visits, the blog maintains itself in ups and downs and varies between 200 and 600 visits a…

ICT-KM Workshop on Current Projects and Future Directions

Mid-May, all set up for Workshop Day One, and for my Day One with ICT-KM. We meet in bucolic Maccarese, dotted with red poppies everywhere; a green morning scene governed by spring showers.   The leaders of some ICT-KM projects – Simone, LuzMa and Antonella – have the floor for most of this day. Nadia,…

SWOT of Workshop Projects: You Project Strength is my Weakness, my Project Opportunity is your Threat.

On day one of our workshop we asked participants to think in groups about their project’s internal strengths, weaknesses, and external opportunities and threats. The findings were written on cards and then grouped and analyzed. As part of the post workshop documentation process we created tag clouds (www.tagcrowd.com) and discover the following patterns: Key internal…

KS Workshop: Group Photo

Row in the back (left to right): Nadia Manning (ICT-KM), Peter Shelton (IFPRI), Daniel Mwesige (ASARECA), Nancy White (FullCircles), Jean Hanson (ILRI), Grace Ndungu (ILRI), Petr Kosina (CIMMYT) Middle Row: Yuan Octafian (CIFOR), Alexandra Jorge (ILRI), Nicole Demers (Bioversity), Vanessa Meadu (ICRAF), Selam Alemayehu (ILRI), Maria Grazia Bovo (FAO), Florencia Tateossian (CGIAR Secretariat), Janice Proud…