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Archive for July, 2008

Second FAO-CGIAR Knowledge Sharing Workshop team

Nancy White (Full Circle Associates) Nancy White works with organizations to strengthen collaboration and communication online and offline. She has a special interest in online facilitation, teams and communities of practice, and whole systems change. She is about to publish a book with Etienne Wenger and John Smith on stewarding technologies in support of communities…

Updates on KSinR and Pilot projects at mid-Project point available

At the mid-point of the Knowledge Sharing in Research (KSinR) and its 6 Pilot Projects a monitoring and evaluation exercise was carried out to understand projects’ progress, capture any results and lessons, and to plan for the second half of the projects’ time periods. This was done primarily through the submission of Mid-Point project reports…

Joint Forces with FAO to Offer a Second Edition of the Knowledge Sharing Workshop

Discover, understand and apply innovative knowledge sharing approaches to deliver outcomes that have impact! We are very pleased to announce that FAO and the ICT-KM Program are joining forces for the second edition of this workshop, which will offer FAO and CGIAR staff as well as their research partners an opportunity to explore and experiment…

CIFOR KSinR Pilot to present knowledge sharing on "Prioritizing agricultural research for development: experience and lessons" at EMBRAPA international workshop (Nov 08)

David Raitzer, Project Leader of the CIFOR KSinR Pilot Project on “Shared learning to enhance research priority assessment practices” will be presenting the work of his Pilot Project on the ‘CGIAR experience on priority setting’ as a valuable knowledge sharing strategy leading to more effective research and impact. He will be making his presentation at…

Videos developed by IWMI Wastewater KSinR to be used in distance learning course on Urban Agriculture

In response to an increasing demand for training in urban agriculture, Ryerson University’s Centre for Studies in Food Security and The Chang School are developing a portfolio of distance education courses on urban agriculture in partnership with ETC-Urban Agriculture and the international network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food security (RUAF). See the…

Blog post on "ICARDA KSinR project uses mobile phones for knowledge sharing" featured on other blog

The blog post on July 15th 2008 by Nadia Manning-Thomas entitled ‘ICARDA KSinR project uses mobile phones for knowledge sharing’ has been picked up by various others who are interested in exploring, learning and promoting the value of mobile phones in research and development. The blog post was referred to on SmartMobs blog–see post:

IRRI's KSinR Project does knowledge sharing through on-the-job training

The IRRI Rice Knowledge Bank [RKB] is the central repository for all IRRI’s research-based rice science and rice farming knowledge that is relevant to the extension-farmer community. The IRRI RKB is also the model for similar RKBs in each partner country where the individual countries select, validate and modify rice farming knowledge for their extension/farmer…

CGIAR Google Apps Case Study

In efforts to increase efficiency and innovation, the CGIAR decided to explore alternatives to our current email infrastructure through a Case study, starting with Google Applications. The case study was launched formally on June 24, 2008 and currently there are more than 300 participants from 14 CGIAR Centers. CGgMail is the CGIAR branded version of…

KSinR links with the International Water and Sanitation Centre(IRC) on 'learning about Learning Alliances': KSinR featured on IRC website

The International Water and Sanitation Centre-IRC, is one of the partners in the IWMI lead Wastewater, Agriculture, and Sanitation in Poverty Alleviation (WASPA) project which is using a Learning Alliance approach in the two project sites: Kurunegala, Sri Lanka and Rajshahi, Bangladesh. IRC has been championing, supporting the use of and learning about Learning Alliances…