ICT-KM of the CGIAR

Collaborate, Create, Communicate

Author: Enrica Porcari

Happy New Year!

As I contemplate the Program’s activities during 2010, I’m wondering how a small team could achieve so much. In the past 12 months, we’ve made inroads with our established initiatives, launched a few new ones, revamped one of our popular applications…

The new ICT Roadmap for the CGIAR

Over the last decade we have all witnessed the radical impact that ICT is having in our lives both at home, throughout society, and professionally in how organizations now carry out their work. The nature of the CGIAR as a decentralized global operation presents many challenges that result in high need for appropriate ICT to…

No travel required… really?

Yesterday, as I boarded a flight to begin my 12th duty travel of the year, a thought crossed my mind… Do we do enough to limit our travels? Do we use the tools, the technologies in our hands, to reduce the number of travels we ourselves do but still allow knowledge to travel? Do we really…

Share Fairs: Making Knowledge Travel

Share Fairs, like the recently concluded AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are about making our knowledge travel. At the ICT-KM Program, we believe that good communication and knowledge sharing practices are vital to the way we operate to ensure the research we carry out, the outputs we generate, ‘travel’ to those…

AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair: Les jeux sont faits!

As the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair concluded at the end of Day Three on the campus of the International livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I wondered what it was that people would remember the most about this event: what would the over 300 participants take home with them? “All good things come…

AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair Round Up: Day Two

Day Two of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair featured a series of nine different focus groups. With topics that covered the documentation of farmer knowledge, mobile devices, value chains, online platforms, reporting agriculture, and more, participants on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, were certainly spoiled for choice.…

Chickens and ducks and …

Language is a barrier that can have serious implications when it comes to knowledge sharing. This is an issue that has been at the center of many discussions at the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In her blog post covering the Training and Sharing…

Our journey has started: the first day at AgKnowledge ShareFair

The Ethiopian horn blower was at it again at the beginning of the first formal day of proceedings (see report on Day Zero) of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair, calling us all to order to get the day underway. Participants were 300 strong for the opening session on the campus of the International Livestock Research…