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Archive for August, 2009

2nd Wiki Training session at FAO

Last week I blogged about the 1st Training Session at FAO and it was such a success that they repeated the training session on Wikis again yesterday for those people that didn’t get the chance to register last week. Usually after the training sessions, Gauri Salokhe and Romolo Tassone from the FAO Web Knowledge Exchange and…

Why do we do this?

We have just published a new series of Good Practice Guides on IT related issues. Some people asked me: Why do you do this? I am not sure about the question…. if the the question is why Good Practice Guides and not Policies? Well, the answer is simple: The CGIAR is a voluntary association (pending…

ICT-KM Supports the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD)

The ICT-KM Program is supporting the GCARD process, starting with the e-consultations that should contribute a great deal in enhancing the development value of research. Organized by GFAR, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) is more than just a Conference – it’s a multi-year process of learning and continuous updating of the…

Tweeting live from WCA2009 opening addresses

Follow the Congress opening keynotes on @icraf. We’re covering the keynotes (have a look at the speakers’ lineup) in turn. Connection is not helping us: working off mobile phone internet. It’s exciting, though. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Laureate, Green Belt Movement, closed her session today with the inspiring story of the hummingbird. A forest was on…

Good to see you…

… at final last. This morning I was at ILRI Headquarters in Nairobi to meet with a few people that I had only met virtually, via email or skype or phone. With some we carry out common work so it’s a steady relationship.  It was so good to finally have the opportunity to meet them…

Training session on Wikis at FAO – a great experience!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate as guest speaker to the first training session about Wikis at FAO and it was an enriching experience! The 2-hour session was moderated by Gauri Salokhe and Romolo Tassone, both from the Web Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Division at FAO. These sessions at FAO are part of an ongoing series…

Want to improve the impact of your research? Knowledge sharing tools can help!

Are you a researcher? Do you work in a research organisation, project or program? Are you looking for ways to better conduct your research for development, share knowledge, engage with stakeholders, and achieve impact? To help answer those questions, visit ‘Improving impact through knowledge sharing in research‘ the newest context page to be recently added…