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Archive for October, 2008

Gauri Blogs about the KS Workshop

  by N. White / ks workshop The tagging icebreaker! Using Worldcafé to explore strategies for knowledge sharing Un Open Space session on: Developing research proposals Open Space: Developing a knowledge sharing strategy Breaking the ice on day 2 Open Space: How to improve collaboration within our organizations? Icebreaker: Who am I?   Gauri summarizes not…

Who moved my cheese? ….and the CGIAR

Note: before you panic…no, this is not about the CGIAR moving into logistics and dairy products If you travel through any airport these days and spend time in any bookstore there, you cannot fail to bump into this book by Spencer Johnson. I had seen the book many times before yesterday, but never really stopped…

October 6: Beginning of the Face-to-Face Meeting of KS Workshop in Rome

Everything seems to be ready for the three-day meeting of the FAO-CGIAR Knowledge Sharing Workshop that starts tomorrow. It will take place at Bioversity HQ in Rome just after the first 4-week on-line phase. We expect 35 participants and our facilitators will be Nancy White (consultant), Pete Shelton (IFPRI), and Gauri Salokhe (FAO). Open Space is one…

KS Workshop Discussion Summaries: Tools, Tools, Tools

The tools and methods discussions are still ongoing on our workshop moodle platform. Here is a summary of some of the tools discussions that participants and facilitators initiated: Peer Assist What makes the Peer Assist a KS method? asks Michael. Two references have been shared so far: An explanatory video: http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=ObmQyW3EiiE and two stories from our…

This is a Great Community that has been Emerging! End of KS Workshop Phase One (online)

The last week of the online phase of the KS Workshop offered an opportunity to continue discussions about KS tools and methods. We also started reflections about the workshop experience, invited participants to take an evaluation survey, and offered an additional conference call with our guest Sophie Alvarez on Participatory Pathways Approaches (PIPA). In the weekly…

Online learning resources for agriculture

The CGIAR, with support from the ICT-KM program,  have developed a new web repository of learning resources for Agriculture. The repository, which is linked to Moodle, an open source learning management system hosts more than 500 resources, which throughout the past year CGIAR staff and partners have used to deliver several courses, ranging from Urban…

ICT-KM's most recent newsletter (3rd quarter 2008) highlights work of the Knowledge Sharing project

The 3rd Quarter 2008 ICT-KM Program’s newsletter is now out. This edition features alot of stories about the Knowledge Sharing project. Check out: “Knowledge Sharing in Research” Project: A year in the life of six pilot projects KS Workshop runs, runs, runs with FAO Read more about the Knowledge Sharing in Research project in the…

KSinR article on "Guided by Knowledge Sharing" featured in CGIAR Newsletter (Spetember 08)

The September edition of the CGIAR Newsletter has been released and is filled with interesting articles. Amongst the ‘Research Highlights’ in this edition is an article entitled “Guided by Knowledge Sharing” produced by Nadia Manning-Thomas, Project Leader of the KSinR project, in collaboration with the CG Secretariat about the ongoing work of the Knowledge Sharing…