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Archive for October, 2008

CGIAR voices amongst 'Points of view on Agricultural research and development – which way now?' in New Agriculturalist magazine

In the recent edition of the New Agriculturalist Magazine (October 2008) is an interesting article on ‘Points of View: Agricultural research and development- which way now?” presenting a selection of viewpoints from some of those researchers, practitioners, private sector and farmer representatives, and those from international and donor organizations who met in December at the…

Outcome Mapping as a Knowledge Sharing approach to enhance research impact

In my previous blog posting yesterday, I wrote about a recent trip I made to visit the WorldFish-lead KSinR Pilot Project which has been tying out Outcome Mapping as a knowledge sharing approach to enhance a research project on fish culture activities in Vietnam. But why Outcome Mapping? How does this serve as knowledge sharing?…

Reflections from David, Florence and Leïla

It exists several Content Management Systems (CMS) on the market. They are proposing different features and tools. We have to evaluate what are our needs and the best system adapted for them. Most the other tools could be integrating  more easily with the CMS. A other tool, Delicious is useful to share bookmarks online to…

Open Space Marketplace uses

I have appreciated the value of using open space methods – not just for a specific workshop but as a way to work with colleagues and create an open and creative work environment. Why not use this for your regular weekly/monthly meetings with your staff. Let them choose the topics to discuss and let there…

Feedback Open Space

What one thing did you learn during our open space that was of value to you? Cristina Sette: Process: + good discipline of people, time management, good tool, useful for my future work, positive to have option to walk out – no deeper discussion happened,  missed topics organized in parallel because no face to face feed…

Lessons learned from Open Space

Helps knowing each other efficiently (Tagging exercise) Helps addressing specific individual needs (The fish ball) It is efficient in exploring and discussing multiple issues in a short time frame (World Café) It gives the facilitators the necessary indicators to identify each individual’s challenges People freely give out their views because no BOSS is around

KS2 – First impression (Annamaria)

I have really appreciate the “open space market place”. I like this method because it allows for a lot of freedom, including stepping out. I need more time to digest, filter all the knowledge shared and allow seed to germinate. What to do next: Not sure at this time. As initial thoughts: Promote “open space…

Human Spectrum at Open Space by Feby & Rachel

Values from Open Space: FEBY noted that from previous experiences, every Open Space brings out different results. The breath of the discussion brought about by the diversity of the participants from the KS2 F2F was incredible. RACHEL’s first experience with Open Space, especially on the Market Place technique gave her a freedom to choose a topic, a sense of ownership…

The KS learning experience.

During the second day of open space I following the law of two feet I butterflied between sessions on KS tools with some occasional bee like behaviour. The most exciting thing I learned was that in this community RSS doesn’t stand for Remote Sensing Society, but for Really Simple Syndication! Thanks to Gauri and Hideki…

KSinR Project Leader visits WorldFish Pilot project to learn about how it is using Outcome Mapping in Vietnam

The Project Leader of the Knowledge Sharing in Research (KSinR) project recently visited the WorldFish-lead Pilot project in Vietnam. The objectives of the trip were: To observe the use of Outcome Mapping in the project Provide support in the use of chosen KS tools Capture lessons from the project Collect materials and documents and take…