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Archive for January, 2009

Learning about 'Making networks work within institutions' at Share Fair 09

Session summary by Andrea Pape-Christiansen (ICARDA) Session Making networks work within institutions Facilitator: Nadejda Loumbeva Thu, 22 Jan 9:00 Three examples of networks, on the scale from very informal in terms of focus and membership to formalized around a theme with an agenda and outcome orientation; pro and cons of informal networks vs formalizing them…

Keeping Institutional Memory Pt1

What a morning?! The plan was to catch the GoogleApps session–but they ran out of space. Quelle suprise.. So that’s how I zoomed in on  “Keeping Institutional Memory (Pt 1)”. And what a great idea that was! Using the Fishbowl technique of having a group sitting in a circle in the middle of the room and others sitting outside,…

Video in knowledge sharing

Videos are all the rage at the ShareFair 09. So it was an interesting experience facilitating a Video Presentation this afternoon. Three colourful videos that tell stories about innovation (Karim Hussein, Caroline Bidault and Chiara Calvosa from IFAD), best practices (Stefano Gavotti from FAO)  and traditional knowledge (Frank Bertelmann from GTZ Bolivia with IFAD). Participants were engaged even though one…

What do you know about your network? Social network analysis in practice. A post by Vanessa Meadu

  When an organization analyzes its social network, what can it learn, and what risks does it take? IFAD staff from two different projects shared their stories about how social network analysis revealed who is in a network, how knowledge flows, and also uncover power dynamics amongst actors. The process can help practitioners design initiatives…

A Chat Show on Newsletters as a KS Tool

I had the great pleasure of facilitating a chat show for a group of 25 participants on the topic of newsletters. We listened to three different experiences: Vanessa Meadu works for 2  projects at the World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi. She coordinates and distributes a monthly newsletter and uses a blog and a social  bookmarking…

A Fishbowl on: What is KS?

I participated in a Samoan circle, which is an adaptation of the Fishbowl technique right after the Key note speech. We had a lively discussion on KS, what it is, and its opportunities and challenges. Here are some of the statements that we heard: KS is very natural for the young You Tube generation How…

Day starts with 'Empowering through Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing at Grass Roots Level'

To kick-off my second day at the Share Fair, I am attending what looks to be an exciting session entitled ‘Empowering through capacity building and knowledge sharing at grass roots level’ being convened in the Canada Room. The facilitator of this session- Manuel Flury from SDC- has started off the session with a go-around of…

Day 2 of the Share Fair starts with an exciting set of sessions

On Wednesday 21st January the Share Fair enters into its second day with a packed schedule of training, poster, presentation and discussion sessions. We hope to be giving coverage across a number of these sessions plus some interviews and thought pieces throughout the day–so stay tuned. To get a glimpse of what it looks like…