ICT-KM of the CGIAR

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Archive for June, 2009

Put it out there! Tools for photo, video and slideshow sharing (#10 Social Media Tools Series)

Sometimes I face bouts of uncertainty and wonder if the work we do in the CGIAR really reaches the people for whom it was intended. I know others feel the same way, as I’ve had conversations with people on this very topic. Since I started working with the ICT-KM Program, I’ve had the opportunity to…

Think piece on ICT-enabled collaboration (from Science Forum) published on Web2forDev website

The Knowledge Sharing in Research Project Leader Nadia Manning-Thomas recently developed a think-piece for the Science Forum, held in Wageningen, The Netherlands, 16th and 17th June 2009. The think-piece and presentation based on it given during the  Science Forum, were part of the background material contracted by the conveners of the Science Forum Workshop 3: …

Hackers in the House

Somewhere in CIP’s busy IT department lurk four hackers, dedicated men who know how to infiltrate the Center’s IT security protocols and bring the department to its knees. But these are no ordinary hackers; they are hackers with ethics. “Hackers with ethics?” you might be thinking right about now. “Isn’t that an oxymoron?” Not if…

'Banking your knowledge for others'- Final interview with IRRI KSinR Pilot Project

Banking your knowledge for others: An interview with Benjamin Samson from the International Rice Research  Institute (IRRI) on the KSinR Pilot Project – ‘Knowledge Management Harmonizing Research Output’ Communication is important. And how to do it. Leaflets? DVDs? Workshops? But, regardless of method, something that should never be overlooked is the message. Ben Samson has…

'It's good to talk'- Final interview with IWMI WASPA KSinR Pilot Project

It’s good to talk: An interview with Alexandra Clemett from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) on the KSinR Pilot Project – ‘Learning Alliances for Wastewater Agriculture and Sanitation for Poverty Alleviation (WASPA-LA)’ Achieving complex change often involves many different people, with many different priorities, who are engaged in many different things. And, if you…

'Vietnamese Visions'-Final interview with WorldFish KSinR Pilot Project

Vietnamese Visions: An interview with Natasja Sheriff from the WorldFish Centre about the KSinR Pilot Project – ‘Applying KS tools to impact monitoring and evaluation’ Human beings have survived through adaptation. And for centuries people have come up with ingenious ways of coping with environmental extremes. In some parts of the world there is a…

'Blueprinting priorities'-Final interview with CIFOR KSinR Pilot Project

Blueprinting priorities: An interview with David Raitzer from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) on the KSinR Pilot Project – ‘Shared learning to enhance research priority assessment practices’ Money is hard to come by – especially these days. So when you secure research funding you better be sure you know how to spend it.…