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Archive for April, 2009

Microblogging (#1 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

Microblogging is a form of blogging based on short posts. A real-time communication platform, microblogs are short, tight snippets of information that tell others what you’re doing, where you’re going or even how you’re feeling at any given moment. In a social context, you could essentially be keeping tabs on your friends’ activities and vice…

The Turbocharge effect to help Data Cross Boundaries: An interview with Srikant Vasan, Gates Foundation

An interview with Srikant Vasan, Senior Program Officer for Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and member of the AGCommons steering committee. Now at the AGCommons meeting in Nairobi Q: What’s the Gates Foundation’s major interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? A: Agriculture is your prototypical geospatially referenced industry. Q: Um, translation, please? A:…

AGCommons: voices from Nairobi

We want to make sure we let you know what is happening in Nairobi. We are twittering from the AGCommons meeting at www.twitter.com/ictkm and we are preparing a number of interviews with the participants. We want to hear from ‘those around the table’, we are giving them a space to talk…. stay tuned….you will read…

Day 3 in Nairobi is AGCommons Day!

On the third day of the joint CSI and AGCommons workshops is AGCommons Day. Today the focus shifts from looking mainly at the CSI community to looking at the broader AGCommons project. On the agenda will be: Presentation on Program goals, objectives, governance [Srikant Vasan, BMGF]; Phase 1 activities and deliverables [Enrica Porcari, CGIAR] Presentation…

A Collective Slam Dunk – An Interview with Nathan Russell

When the ICT-KM Program caught up with Nathan Russell, Senior Communications Officer, CIMMYT, immediately after the CGIAR communications group had concluded its second dialog session with the Transition Management Team (TMT) in Penang, Malaysia, he was in a celebratory mood. “The outcome was really fantastic,” said Nathan, referring to the meetings with the TMT during…

Can you spot the difference?

In April 2008 we held a very interesting CSI meeting . Here is the group picture we took then Yesterday we took a group picture for the CSI meeting in 2009 No…location is not the difference..both are taken in Nairobi… so…what is the difference?

World Cafe on spatial analysis topics

To better facilitate discussion on a number of key topics, issues, opportunities, and action points for the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI) Annual Meeting, we decided to use a World Cafe approach. Six topics: Delivery platforms for Partners Revitalizing Outreach and Engagement Core data and tool priorities Atlas products Plug and P(l)ay Geospatial Services for…