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Archive for December, 2009

Happy Birthday Creative Commons!

Throughout this week, amongst the flurry of news from CoP15 in Copenhagen, one should not forget to celebrate the 7th birthday of Creative Commons. A week to celebrate free culture, creativity, and knowledge! Within the CGIAR and in collaboration with other CIARD partners, we are promoting the free use and reuse of our intellectual work. …

There’s wisdom in waiting: the CGX 2.0 Coaching Strategy a month later

Last October 29, the CGX 2.0 team (Tania, Michael and myself) attended “Knowledge Sharing: Getting Together to Do It Better“, at IDLO Headquarters in Rome. The event was jointly organized by the KM4Dev Rome chapter and the Rome-based organizations that had already collaborated for the ShareFair in January 2009. The day was exciting and exhausting.…

Getting ready for GCARD

Over the last two days, 60 participants from 26 countries locked heads to come up with a feasible  framework for Information and Communication Management (ICM) adoption in agricultural research for development. Tensions rose while ideas were batted about. As part of the facilitation team, I was impressed by the passion and level of engagement these participants showed during group work. The commitment…

On-line farming ….a look to the East

After our post on FarmVille, Duncan a colleague from IRRI, The International Rice Research Institute, shared with me an article published in an Asia online magazine “All About…Happy Farm” . The article says farming games are China’s latest online craze, racking up tens of millions of users who seek ways to escape city life. And…

Time for a new website for AGCommons

After revamping ICT-KM site, it was the turn of AGCommons‘s blog to get some fresh energy from a redesign. It is essential and to the point, with easy-to-find information on location specific information technology, insights and events, in addition to updates on AGCommons activities, projects and services. Check it out at www.agcommons.org!

New ILAC brief: Working in virtual environments – Three practical collaborative tools

by Simone Staiger-Rivas, Peter Shelton, Petr Kosina and Nancy White Download the brief from the ILAC Web site It was a great pleasure to work with Peter, Petr, and Nancy to produce this brief which is part of the Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) series. The brief was written during the Institutional Knowledge Sharing project…

Information marketplace sets the tone in Hyderabad

The ICM meeting in Hyderabad kicked off with a marketplace session yesterday. With approximately 60 participants from the global agricultural community in attendance, the relaxed setting proved to be a great atmosphere for knowledge sharing. Exhibits featured inovative products and services by FARA, IRRI, ICRISAT, ICAR and many others. Conversations were free-flowing, energy levels were high –…