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Archive for June, 2010

Home again … but what a journey

As summer dawns in the Northern Hemisphere and many of us begin making plans for our long annual holidays, I look back on the past few months with a sense of satisfaction. Although it’s nice to be able to take a break away from all things office, I’m proud of the work that has been…

AAGW 2010 Roundup

The 2nd Africa Agriculture Geospatial Week (AAGW) opened earlier this month in Nairobi with a speech from Kenya’s Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Dr Sally Kosgei. Her thought-provoking address challenged researchers and GIS practitioners to ‘discuss steps towards the development of delivery mechanisms for making geospatial information accessible to poor smallholders in the villages across Sub-Saharan…

XIII IAALD World Congress Roundup

Montpellier at the end of April was abuzz with eager participants heading to the XIII IAALD World Congress. One of the event’s attractions was a side session on Web 2.0 and Social Media for research uptake, which was facilitated by the ICT-KM Program’s Antonella Pastore, and Pier Andrea Pirani of Euforic Services. Designed to help…

ShareFair Cali Roundup

The recently concluded ShareFair in Cali was a huge success and generated a number of posts on the ICT-KM Program’s blog. To help give you a more complete picture of this week-long event, we’ve consolidated the various posts for easy reading. Find out what happened on the first day of the ShareFair, which saw 200…

Sharing project outcomes using a “cattle corral”(FishBowl) approach: What’s in a name?

Knowledge sharing tools and methods come in all shapes and sizes, and with some very interesting names often too. Many can be found on the  Knowledge Sharing Toolkit. Have you ever heard of a Samoan circle, brown bag lunch, world cafe, chat show, DeBono’s six thinking hats, icebreakers, knowledge expeditions, open space, round robin or…

Part 2 – My first back-to-office blog: ‘AAGW and CIARD- a match made in space!”

So in this second part of the blog about back-to-office blogs, I am actually writing a back-to-office blog about my recent trip to Nairobi, Kenya to work on the 2nd Africa Agriculture Geospatial Week (AAGW10), held on the ILRI Campus from 8th-11th June 2010. In my blog post about re-joining the CGIAR ICT-KM program, I…