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Archive for May, 2011

A global survey on communicating research outputs launched by CIARD

A major challenge faced by researchers today is how to communicate their research outputs more effectively. The  CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) and GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) are conducting a global survey to gather evidence from researchers on potential gains and concerns of a…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #13 – Soroush Parsa

Our “Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture” series of interviews, which puts a face to the youth in agricultural research for development (ARD), hears their voices and obtains an insight into their roles, perspectives, experiences and aspirations, continues with Soroush Parsa. This entomologist began life as a displaced citizen but, after a few twists and turns,…

CGIAR communications and stakeholder engagement – thoughts from Simone Staiger

Many of the people who are leading communications and knowledge management in the CGIAR (33 participants from 12 CGIAR Centers) have gathered this week (May 16-20, 2011) in Nairobi at ILRI Headquarters, to share ideas and lay out the elements of a road map for the CGIAR Consortium and its Centers in terms of communications strategies, collaboration, the use of…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #12 – Teddy Amuge

Our “Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture” series of interviews, which puts a face to the youth in agricultural research for development (ARD), hears their voices and obtains an insight into their roles, perspectives, experiences and aspirations, continues with Teddy Amuge. This talented scientist overcame many obstacles at a young age; obstacles that instilled in her…

From Informing To Engaging: What Users of CGIAR Research Information Are Asking

The CGIAR Research Map provides information about research projects that are carried out by the 15 CGIAR Centers in order to enhance information and knowledge sharing while significantly reducing the time taken to search for project information across the various Centers. Through the ‘Ask a Question’ dialogue box found at the bottom of each project…