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Archive for March, 2009

Using Google Docs for Proposal Writing

Just before Christmas, my colleagues from the WorldFish Geospatial Community of Practice and I had very limited time to write three proposals for a project call. We wanted to make proposal writing as easy and efficient as possible and decided to give Google Docs a try. Most of us already had a Gmail account so…

CGIAR tries out Google Apps….and…

CGIAR centers are not new to innovation. With a highly decentralised set up, over 8,000 staff in 120 offices, mostly in countries where connectivity is a challenge, and with a dire need to collaborate with colleagues and partners, we are always on the look out for solution that help us do the job best. So…

It's a mobile world… and the end of the Web as we know it?

The International Telecommunications Union has released the 2009 edition of Measuring the Information Society – The ICT Development Index  (PDF, 1.53MB) which captures the level of advancement of ICTs in more than 150 countries worldwide and compares progress made between 2002 and 2007. If you’re looking for measures of the digital divide, here’s hard data for you. One finding…

Roadshow–a knowledge sharing in research approach-takes place this week

A “Roadshow on health reduction along the contamination pathway” has been developed by the International Water Management Institute office in Ghana to use as a knowledge sharing approach for its work on wastewater. With funds from the ICT-KM Knowledge Sharing in Research project, the IWMI Wastewater Pilot Project developed this approach and first used it in…

Africa research is on the map

The first 2009 issue of Collective Action News is just out with a main piece on the first CGIAR Research Map:  powered by CGMap and built with data contributed by scientists working in Sub Saharan Africa, the map shows ongoing CGIAR research in the region.  A month ago if anyone wanted to get an overview of the…

"Seeing is believing …

…unlocking precision agriculture in West African smallholder communities with very high resolution imagery”, a project proposed by ICRISAT, is one of the 5 projects that have been selected by the AGCommons program to show early impact. The other 4 are: – Nodes of growth: Improving legume seed networks in Kenya (CIAT-Africa) – Roads Data Development…