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Archive for December, 2008

Spam storm….affecting our centers…

While we hold our workshop in Maputo, the CGIAR network is affected by a major spam storm. Our spam control partners are working to determine the extent of the problem. An unprecendented volume of spam (between 1 and 2.5 million per day) is being removed by CGNET, while our friendly gatekeepers are doing their best…

Lead Presentation: Steve Song (Notes)

Steve Song Steve says his talk is like a “Piñata”, filled with goodies; take what you like. Change has been a constant and the pace of change has increased. •    “The organisation” used to be seen as a finely callibrated machine, now the metaphor of a tree is more appropriate: a complex adaptive system. •   …

Improving Knowledge Management, Agricultural Education and Learning through Collaboration and Partnerships

About 40 of us are gathered in Hotel Avenida in Maputo for this workshop, which will be going on for today and tomorrow morning. While participants are introducing themselves, the impressive breadth of our group becomes clear. See also the participants list. While some are entering from a Knowledge Sharing perspective, others want to think…

What is Social Reporting

For the Knowledge Sharing, Education and Learning workshop we will try to do some Social Reporting as we go. Social reporting is where a group of participants at an event interactively and jointly contribute to some form of reporting, in text, photos, images or video. The resulting “social report” is made accessible, usually online, as…

Change is in the air…

Live Updates from AGM08 on the Change Management Blog The CGIAR Annual General Meeting 2008 (AGM08) is in full swing in Maputo, Mozambique, with some 500 participants from around the world. The revitalization of the CGIAR is a prominent topic at AGM08 and blogger Sue Parrot is covering these events live from Maputo. Visit the…

Making the most of our research outputs…or making our pigs fly!

International Public Goods are also referred by Derek Byrelee from the Science Council as Public International Goods…or PIGs…but can we make our pigs fly…that is make them reach the intended users? Read this… In Maputo on 28 November, the Alliance of CGIAR Centers, the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR) and the CGIAR Science Council…