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Archive for November, 2008

The Revitalized CGIAR: A Video

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, or CGIAR, is facing unprecedented challenges. Today, rural communities across the developing world are suffering from sky rocketing food prices, the grave threat of climate change, energy shortages and unstable global financial markets. To continue to be relevant, the CGIAR has to adapt to the changing times and…

Follow the CGMAP!

The ICT-KM Program is pleased to announce that CGMap, a System-wide application developed in collaboration with  IRRI and CIAT, and in consultation with the Alliance of CG Centers, the CGIAR Secretariat and the Science Council is now up and running and can be accessed at http://cgmap.cgiar.org/                                                                                                                        CGMap provides a “map” that allows easy navigation through information on research…

Check out photos from the KSinR synthesis workshop–available now on KS project's Flickr site

FInd photos from the recently held Knowledge Sharing in Research project Synthesis Workshop on the KS project’s Flickr site. Directly via:http://www.flickr.com/photos/8764209@N07/sets/72157609582118857/ Or click on the PHOTOS tab on the top of the KS website home page (www.ks-cgiar.org)–which will take you to the Flickr site page showing all the sets of KS Project photos available–and go…

Discussion on the most significant change stories done using the 'fishbowl' method at the KSinR Synthesis Workshop

In the Most Significant Change story approach it is usual for the participants as a whole to listen to the stories and make a selection of that story or those stories which they consider to be most significant for the group or the program. In the recently held Knowledge Sharing in Research Synthesis workshop, the…

Forum on "Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas" 17-28 November 2008 on www.e-agriculture.org–in full swing

“Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas” COME IN AND FIND OUT! JOIN our Latest Forum on “Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas” 17-28 November 2008 on www.e-agriculture.org … over 150 active participants from 50 nations … … contributions from small farmers, private sector and NGO workers, scientists and academics, and governmental representatives … This Forum examines the…

IFPRI facilitating knowledge sharing of 'proven successes in agricultural development' through call for nominations

IFPRI has recently issued a call for nominations for a new initiative on “Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development.” To submit a nomination or nominations, please visit www.ifpri.org/millionsfed. Also check out the flyer: millions-fed-nominations-flyer The Millions Fed project, supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will document evidence on “what works” in agriculture—what…

Opportunity for sharing knowledge, methods and experiences around promoting and supporting local innovations: Innovation Asia Pacific Symposium–4-7 May in Nepal– co-organised by Prolinnova, ICIMOD and CIAT Asia

The Innovation Asia-Pacific Symposium will take place from 4 to 7 May 2009 in Katmandu, Nepal. PROLINNOVA is co-organising this symposium with ICIMOD (International Center for Integrated Mountain Dveelopment) and CIAT Asia. PROLINNOVA partners in Nepal – LI-BIRD and Practical Action are playing a leading role in all the activities leading up to the symposium.…

Sharing the 'Most Significant Change' in using knowledge sharing in research at the KSinR Synthesis Workshop

In the Knowledge Sharing in Research(KSinR) project, the 6 Pilot Projects have been piloting a range of knowledge sharing approaches in particular research projects, programs or domains. Their experiences have proven to be as diverse and interesting as their initially proposed approaches. Many of the Pilots have carried out a wide range of activities and…

CGIAR, Change and another way to look at it!

Recently I was introduced to Wordle, a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. So one week from the CGIAR Annual General Meeting to be held in Maputo, I looked at the CGIAR Change management Blog and…