ICT-KM of the CGIAR

Collaborate, Create, Communicate

Author: Antonella Pastore

Happy 1st birthday, CGX 2.0!

On February 16, 2009, we activated the Google Analytics tracking code on cgxchange.org… so today is CGX 2.0 first online birthday. We were just going into the beta phase, with a survey and consultation with users: the first official announcement went out on March 23… To celebrate and reflect on the first year of life…

Good to be in the OpenAIRE

The CGIAR, through our ICT-KM Program, has been awarded a grant in the context of the European Commission–funded project Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE). This 3-year project aims to develop and maintain an e-infrastructure and Web portal for the identification, deposition, access, and monitoring of articles funded within Framework Programme 7. A…

Social media and agriculture: a marriage made in Copenhagen?

It’s happening now: go to twitter.com and you’ll see that Copenhagen is in the top trending topics today. There’s been a moment in which it ranked higher than Tiger Woods: as someone put it on Twitter, the twittosphere is perhaps getting priorities right If you search for the tags #cop15 or #climatechange, you’re going to…

Blogging in real life: an interview with ICT-KM at Blogtips.org

Peter Casier, the relentless mastermind behind Blogtips.org, interviewed Enrica and myself about our Website revamp. The history, the team, the decisions, the challenges… it’s all in there. And it was great to have the opportunity to reflect on the project and how we went about it. So enjoy the interview at http://www.blogtips.org/blogging-for-nonprofit-ictkm-blog/ Peter publishes some…

Social media for science: an interview with Tom Vandenbosch

During the recent World Congress of Agroforestry (WCA2009) in Nairobi, Kenya, the Congress reporting team plunged headlong into social media in a bid to maximize the event’s communications, which was achieved via the Congress blog, the @icraf Twitter account, pictures on Flickr and bookmarks on Del.icio.us. Much energy and care went into the blog, which…

The Social Web at WCA2009: monitoring the buzz

We’re past midway through the Congress, it’s end of Day 3. The WCA2009 blog is up and running with a variety of posts, lots of photos are available on the ICRAF Flickr photostream, and the @icraf on Twitter has 300 tweets from the plenary sessions and a few side events (and went from 0 to…

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…