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Archive for September, 2008

Institutional KS Pilot Projects Deliver Their Products

The Institutional Knowledge Sharing project is supporting three pilot activities in three CGIAR centers in order to contribute to institutional innovation, and learn about the effectiveness of KS approaches. Two of the pilots have now made available their products.   “Recovering from natural disasters” A ‘Storymercial’ by WorldFish “The storymercial is e a combination of…

Re-inventing the wheel? Hasn't this knowledge sharing in research thing already been explored and done?

Some interesting responses have come to the blog post on “Sharing knowledge-tell us a story”–article on KSinR project in latest New Agriculturalist The questions which have arisen have asked whether this type of work has not already been done-thus we are re-inventing the wheel. It has been pointed out that many approaches, initiatives and attempts…

The starfish and the spider: and what about the CGIAR?

It may sound like the title of one of Aesop’s fables….but it really is the title of a very intriguing book I just finished reading. It is a book about the power of decentralised organizations: the parallel to the animal kingdom is intriguing! If you cut off a spider’s head, it dies; if you cut off…