ICT-KM of the CGIAR

Collaborate, Create, Communicate

Archive for December, 2008

Chat Show with a few of the institutional players in KM, Education and Learning

Chat show Host: Peter Ballantyne. Guests: Enrica Porcari CGIAR, Krishna Alluri Commonwealth of Learning, Rodger Obubo CTA, Ramani Balasubramanian YPARD, Ralph von Kaufmann FARA. Enrica Porcari (CGIAR): Connections take time. Effective use of technology to connect people beyond and within the CGIAR. We need to celebrate success stories. Adopt new ways and give access. Not…

Reviewing the first morning (video)

Summary of the 1 minute video: In this video Simone Staiger (ICT-KM and lead facilitator) and Peter Ballantyne (Euforic) review the first morning. The video was shot at lunchtime. Simone liked the introductions for the richness and diversity of people. The challenge is to become more concrete in what we want to do together. To…

Mary and her farm…

Kenyan farmer Mary relies on her own instincts to decide which crops to plant or when to harvest. Like more than 70 percent of rural Africans who live in poverty, Mary depends on agriculture for her family’s food and livelihood. Farmers can see their farms and livelihood wiped out by weather patterns, crop diseases, or…

Spam storm – an update

Update from our friendly gatekeepers on: ” We believe that the major outbreak of the spam variant which was getting through is now under control. Yesterday, we detected around 100,000 spam message which we believe should have been trapped. Today, using the same search criteria, we see under 1,000. The total number of messages processed…

Parallel session I: Group on communicating with rural communities

ICT KM Breakout group on communicating with rural communities Notes by Ralph von Kaufmann Communities:  are not necessarily defined geographically They have shared values and shared needs Information needs, e.g., market, health, policy etc Researchers share information to advance change and innovation Information – experience- learning tools needed to create knowledge Community learning is informal…