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Archive for January, 2009

ShareFair 09…as Wordle sees it …

In November 08 I posted: CGIAR, Change and another way to look at it! where I used Wordle to give an visual representation of what people were discussing in the CGIAR Change management blog. I thought I would use Wordle again and use the feeds from the ShareFair blog on ICT-KM A picture is worth…

ShareFair 09 is over….first impressions.

The ShareFair 09 has just come to a close. Months of preparations, negotiations, discussions, worrying whether this was a good decision, will people come, will they understand?…. When Mrs. Williams, Assistant Director General for the Knowledge Department in FAO declared the ShareFair closed, I had shivers down my back, and more so when the crowd…

Facilitation buzz

After a mad dash through the Colosseo to get into FAO this morning, I barely have time to acknowledge that this will probably be the last time I use this route for this week anyway – Sharefair 09 ends today. On that note, my first task is to facilitate discussions on ‘Assessment Methodologies and Learning for Policy-making’. A quick check-in with the FAO presenters…

Learning for Policy-Makers – a Peer Assist

In a Peer Assist facilitated by Meena Arivananthan (ICT-KM/WorldFish), FAO staff shared their experiences on how they’ve worked to translate global climate change models into adaptation activities at farm-level in Bangladesh, and asked workshop participants for their input. Stephan Baas, Claudia Hiepe and Selvaraju Ramasamy described the basic project Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Change in…

Exploring 'Toolkits for Capacity Building on the Ground' at the Share Fair

In this session two toolkits are being presented: The Education for Rural People Toolkit (FAO) RuralInvest (FAO) Starting with 10 minute showcase of each of the toolkits. The Education for Rural People Toolkit (ERP): many people are illiterate little formal education possibilities around the world, especially with rural populations want to empower rural people to…

Day 3 of the Share Fair-looking at "Assessment methodologies and learning for policymaking'

Today is Thursday 22nd January- and the third and final day of the Share Fair. For the first session of the day I am attending the session on ‘Assessment methodologies and learning for policymaking’ being convened in the India Room. The session invovles the presentation of a group from FAO including Stephan Baas, Claudia Hiepe…