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Archive for March, 2009

Knowledge Sharing in Research Project and Pilots featured in latest GFAR newsletter

The latest newsletter of GFAR features an article about the ICT-KM Program’s Knowledge Sharing in Research project and its Pilot Projects. See links and article below. See: GFAR Newsletter See: article on KSinR project and Pilots The CGIAR: learning how to improve its research effectiveness and impact through knowledge sharing The CGIAR Centres and Programs…

Yammer Like a Twit

Attending a workshop in a time zone vastly different from your own can often tax your powers of concentration, especially when you have to participate in an afternoon session after a heavy lunch. Full stomachs and jet lag can lead to diminished attention spans, putting pressure on facilitators and presenters to come up with ways…

The top 10 reasons to participate in the first African Geospatial Week in Nairobi

The Consortium on Spatial Information (CSI), of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), in partnership with AGCommons Program, has organized the first African Geospatial Week, to be held in Nairobi 31 March – 4th April, 2009. The week will include three events, the CGIAR-CSI 2009 Annual Meeting (31 March – 1 April),  a two-day…

Latest ICT-KM newsletter now available!

The AAA Way … Or No way! CGX2.0: The Times They are A-changing Follow the Map to Agriculture Research in Eastern and Southern Africa If a Tree Falls and Nobody hears It … Enhanced Website to Better Target Agricultural Investments Going Beyond the Conventional Use of ICTs in Agriculture CIAT’s Super Campus Savers Among the…

KSinR Project Leader elected new member of YPARD Steering Committee

Nadia Manning-Thomas, Project leader of the ICT-KM Knowledge Sharing in Research Project, has recently been elected as a new member of the Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD). To find out more about YPARD-see http://www.ypard.org/ypard/ “I am happy to be part of this valuable initiative to enhance the participation of young people…

Seminar on Social Media at CIAT

Yesterday, I gave a presentation on social media at CIAT. It was my first Power Point presentation in a very long time! Let’s Really Go Online! The Potential of Social Media for Improving Organizational, Project and Personal Impact View more presentations from ictkm. I focused my talk around the 4 mayor issues: Our stakeholders start…

Article on SciDevNet calls for 'Scientists to wake up and communicate!'

On the SciDevNet website Opinions section today- there is an interesting article entitled ‘Scientists: wake up and communicate!’ from Valerie Corfield–read article below. This brings up alot of the same issues being discussed in the CGIAR currently in terms how can we find ways to both interact better with stakeholders in our research process, but…

Institutional KS Project supports the Upcoming CGIAR Strategic Communications Workshop

A workshop for CGIAR communications professionals will take place next week at WorldFish Center, in Penang, Malaysia. From March 23 to 26, some 20 participants from 14 CGIAR centers, the Secretariat and the Alliance will meet to: Provide input into communications during the CGIAR reform process and consider the role and scope of communications in…