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Archive for October, 2008

IAALD Africa congress 2009: call for papers

The IAALD Africa congress will be held in Accra, Ghana in 2009 (13 – 17 July). People from Africa or working in Africa are particularly encouraged to submit papers and posters, before the end of October please. More information can be found here: English: http://www.iaald-africa.org/chapter_conference2009_en.html Français : http://www.iaald-africa.org/chapter_conference2009_fr.html

Institutional Knowledge Sharing for Organizational Development

Based on a former post on a framwework for institutional knowledge sharing, the project has now published a Web page with the revised framework and the achievements of the project in the different areas of intervention: We can use knowledge sharing (KS) principles, methods, and tools to support our organization’s development. They can help us build…

Improving Agricultural Knowledge Sharing, Education and Learning

” Improving Agriculture Knowledge Sharing, Education and Learning through Collaboration and Partnerships” 4th and 5th December 2008 – Maputo “Knowledge sharing (KS), education and learning are part of a continuum that must be considered together so as to benefit agricultural progress.” says Ajit Maru of the Global Forum for Agricultural Research The ICT-KM Program of the…

Deadline extended to 31st October for submitting proposals to the Knowledge 'Share Fair'

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31ST OCTOBER 2008 FOR 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…

Participants of the 'Maximising the Impact of Agricultural Research in Africa: A Workshop on Research Communication" use DGroups to start their interactions before the workshop begins

The “Maximising Impact of Agricultural Research In Africa: A Workshop on Research Communication” set to take place October 21st and 22nd in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is being organised by IFPRI, WBI, GDN and ICT-KM. To start the interactions amongst the participants, A DGroup has been set up. The DGroup has already been used to: upload…

"Maximising the Impact of Agricultural Research in Africa: A Workshop on Research Communication" takes place next week, with ICT-KM KSinR support

The “Maximising Impact of Agricultural Research In Africa: A Workshop on Research Communication” being organised by IFPRI, WBI, GDN and ICT-KM (KSinR Project) is set to take place October 21st and 22nd in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Robert Zoellick of the World Bank recently proposed that funding for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research should…

Work of KSinR project and its Pilots highlighted in IWMI's Newsletter 'Water Figures' Issue 3 2008

IWMI’s newsletter ‘Water Figures’ Issue 3 2008 released this month has an article in it on the work of the KSinR Project and its Pilot Projects– “Improving the Impact of research through Knowledge Sharing” by Nadia Manning-Thomas. The article begins with a look at some of the activities being undertaken by IWMI researchers: the University…

Updates from the KS Workshop

The face-to-face part of the KS workshop has come to a successful end. During the meeting, we tried out many different KS Tools and Methods. After each “experiment”, we debriefed the content (as it related to real issue we are working on), process and possible applications. In addition to the posts that Simone has already…

Exciting New Initiative of 8 KS Workshop Participants

Eight participants, and two facilitators of the first KS Workshop are joining efforts to write a joint article about their multiple perspectives around knowledge sharing in the context of our workshop experience. I am talking about Alessandra Galié (ICARDA), Ben Hack (consultant), Alexandra Jorge (ILRI / Bioversity), Florencia Tateossian (CGIAR Secretariat), Andrea Pape-Christiansen (ICARDA), Vanessa Meadu…

KSinR article – 'Sharing Knowledge-Tell us a story'- rated in top five articles in New Agriculturalist magazine by readers

A previous post informed you all about an article- ‘Sharing knowledge-Tell us a story‘- based on the Knowledge Sharing in Research(KSinR) Project and its Pilot Projects in the New Agriculturalist Magazine (September edition). This article got alot of interesting feedback and has been picked up by other publications, websites and blogs. The KSinR story’s publicity…