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Archive for February, 2009

Sowing KS seeds at the World Agroforestry Centre

Since participating in the first Knowledge Sharing Workshop in March-May 2008, I’ve been trying to implement new processes, technologies and methods for KS into my work. Simone wrote a nice post about this back in July. Seven months and one Share Fair later, it was time to do some show and tell with a small…

Dgroups 2.0 is here!

Dgroups is as an online platform for groups and communities interested in international development that allows users to follow email discussions either through email or by logging onto the website and accessing the ‘discussions’ area for a community. The CGIAR centers have been using Dgroups 1.0 over the past few years given that we’re members of the Dgroups partnership. With over…

A community of over 4300 people from over 155 countries…

Pleased to introduce you to the e-Agriculture.org community, to which many CGIAR staff are members. I am sharing here the February 2009 update, written by the team with contributions from members. The overall aim of e-agriculture.org is to enable members to exchange opinions, experiences, good practices and resources related to e-agriculture, and to ensure that…

WARDA gains feedback on its Rural Learning efforts at ShareFair 09

Dr. Paul Van Mele, Program Leader Learning and Innovation Systems, at WARDA participated in the recently held Share Fair 09 at FAO HQ in Rome from 20th-22nd January 2009. Paul presented WARDA’s work on Rural Learning. During the Share Fair Paul interviewed some people on the subject of Rural Learning and also on the efforts…

The buzz around Rome – or a buzz from the buzz: interview with Meena Arivananthan

Mary Schneider talks with Meena Arivananthan If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you might have gotten a high out of the recent Share Fair held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Or as Meena Arivananthan described it “A buzz from the buzz.” “I enjoyed the adrenaline rush,” said Meena, the ICT-KM Program’s Knowledge Management & Sharing…

FARA Publishes an Inventory of Farmer Advisory Services Using ICTs in Africa

  See the recently published report at: http://www.fara-africa.org/media/uploads/File/NSF2/RAILS/Innovative_Farmer_Advisory_Systems.pdf Entries include projects using ICT solutions or implementing ICT-based activities, institutions/groups providing services using ICTs as well as ICT solutions software providers, both at the national and regional level.   Project Summaries are offered in chapters looking at 1) Voice; 2) Radio; 3) Mobile Phone; and E-learning

The AAA movement gains momentum

Last Thursday we offered our support to CGIAR centers and challenge programs to ‘benchmark’ the availability and accessibility of their research outputs. By using an already tested framework, we offered to help measure how many research outputs can be easily accessed, mostly electronically. We offered support in determining their goal in a determined period and…

KS Toolkit Featured in GTZ Publication

Participatory Web – New Potentials for ICT in Rural Areas The KS Toolkit features in a recent GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft for Technische Zusammenarbeit) publication now available for download. It contains 8 contributions in form of case studies and stories. Download the publication Read a blog post from one of the editors, Christian Kreutz Read the full…