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Archive for August, 2008

GFAR promotes KS project on its website(E-GFAR)

GFAR through their electronic website and portal known as E-GFAR has been supporting the promotion of the KS project by adding information on and links to the project in various places on its website. “GFAR is a multi-stakeholder initiative that contributes to eradicating poverty, achieving food security, and conserving and managing natural resources. It enhances…

And the winners are…

The Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD) recently closed the call for sponsoring three young professionals to participate in the upcoming FAO-CGIAR Knowledge Sharing Workshop, a three-phased event that combines online and face-to-face interaction. There was an overwhelming response to this call out of which 3 participants were selected based on pre-defined…

Two documents on ICM from the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)

The Global Forum on Agricultural Research has released two important documents on Information and Communication Management for Agricultural Research for Development. – Advocacy by Regional Forums for Improving Information Sharing and Exchange in Agricultural Research for Development http://www.egfar.org/egfar/website/new/newspage?contentId=2081 This document represents a collaborative effort by the GFAR Secretariat and the Regional Forums to agree on…

IWMI report launched on wastewater use in urban agriculture-Highlights key messages and practices to be shared—So how do we do that? KSinR Pilot trying out some KS approaches

The International Water Management Institute(IWMI) has this week, at the Stockholm Water Week, released a report on a study they conducted based on “case studies from 53 cities in developing nations examining where wastewater was being generated, how much was being used in urban agriculture, and to what degree the water was being treated“[BBC website].…

Panel discussion on e-Agriculture at the IAALD-AFITA-WCCA World Conference

e-Agriculture at the IAALD-AFITA-WCCA World Conference (24-27 August 2008, Atsugi Japan) Plenary session, Wednesday, 27 August, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will facilitate an e-Agriculture panel to deliberate issues of ICT as enablers in various critical areas of development, as well as the role of Public Private Partnerships…

ICT-KM and the KS project working with other Rome-based food and agriculture organisations to put on a Knowledge "Share Fair"

Bioversity International, the CGIAR ICT-KM program, FAO, IFAD and WFP are jointly organizing a 3-day event entitled Knowledge “Share Fair” for Agricultural Development and Food Security to be held at FAO Headquarters on 20 – 22 January 2009. See the newly launched (but provisional) Knowledge “Share Fair” website AIMS AND TOPICS The Share Fair will…

KM4Dev Journal calls for papers on 'Collaborative learning: the role of organisational knowledge management strategies'

A key assumption underlying this issue’s rationale is that mutual learning between Northern and Southern stakeholders is an important success factor, not only for knowledge strategies, but also for development processes overall. Therefore strategies aimed at facilitating mutual learning need to be woven into the very fabric of the development organisation. However, it is not…

KSinR invited to participate in and support organisation of "Maximising the Impact of Agricultural Research in Africa: a workshop on research communication"

The Knowledge Sharing in Research(KSinR) project has been invited to participate in and provide support to the organisation of a workshop on effective use of research communication entitled: “Maximising the Impact of Agricultural Research in Africa: a workshop on research communication” organised by GDN, ODI, WBI and IFPRI. The workshop will take place in Addis…

IRRI News Bulletin highlights the Knowledge Sharing in Research Project and its Pilot Projects

An article about the Knowledge Sharing in Research Project is the opening piece for the most recent News Bulletin of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)-see it at the following link. The article opens with a description of the IRRI-lead KSinR Pilot Project, which is developing and strengthening the Laos Rice Knowledge Bank as a…

KSinR supports 'Process documentation' of WASPA project with M&E interviews

On the front page of the website of the International Water and Sanitation Centre-IRC is a new article entitled: Documenting stories from the field(s) This article describes the ‘process documentation’ work being done in the ‘Wastewater Agriculture and Sanitation for Poverty Alleviation’ (WASPA) project funded by the EU and lead by IWMI, IRC, SEI, COSI…