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Archive for January, 2009

ShareFair Technical Session on RSS

Thursday, 22 Jan 09. For the first session I attended the technical session on ‘Technical Tools on RSS’ in the E-learning Lab. The session was facilitated by Pier Andrea Pirani (Euforic) and Romolo Tassone (FAO).  We were joined by Nancy White, facilitator extraordinaire, to help us on the practical exercise. The session gave us an introduction to the RSS…

Synopsis of Knowledge and Innovation conference-supported by ICT-KM Program- now available

Several documents are now available on the Knowledge and Innovation Conference website at http://www.ifpri.org/events/conferences/2008/20080407.asp These include the conference synopsis and two background papers.  Two briefs are undergoing final edits, and the book will be finished in 2009. Advancing Agriculture in Developing Countries through Knowledge and Innovation Conference Synopsis. November 2008 This synopsis is based on…

Time to make connections–not collections!–Words of wisdom from Geoff Parcell at the Share Fair 09

Time to get connected —The wheel has already been invented An interview with Geoff Parcell at Share Fair 09 As much as we might try, it’s not always possible to collect and document everything relevant to our work. Nonetheless, if we try, we can usually find a balance between collecting knowledge and connecting people. Today’s…

International Association of Facilitators-Europe Newsletter features story on KSinR Farmers' Conference at ICARDA

The January 2009 edition of the Europe Newsletter of the International Association of Facilitators recently re-printed the article “ Sharing knowledge – tell us a story”  (Pages 10-12 ) from The New Agriculturist Magazine on how agricultural researchers are using storytelling as a way to collect local knowledge. The newsletter featuring the story is available from…

ICT-KM Newsletter for 1st quarter 2009 now available

The ICT-KM program puts out an electronic newsletter every quarter filled with updates and information on the projects and activities in its portfolio, upcoming events and more. The newsletter for the 1st quarter of 2009 is now available at http://ictkm.cgiar.org/Newsletter/newsletter.html

Lend a helping hand to YPARD…

The Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research (YPARD) was launched in November 2006 to serve as a global platform through which young professionals can express their ideas and realise their full potential towards a dynamic agricultural research for development. I firmly believe agricultural research needs young, capable, motivated professionals, so I have been supporting the…