ICT-KM of the CGIAR

Collaborate, Create, Communicate

Author: Enrica Porcari

You can lead a horse to water….

well in this case it was a donkey… but as the saying goes… “you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink” . Well, let’s think again! One of the many innovative ways to make knowledge travel at the Africa AgKnowledge ShareFair being hosted at ILRI campus in Addis was to…

Day Oh, now I know how to…

They came from near and far to attend Day Zero of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. And what a day it was too. We were overwhelmed by the response. More than 180 participants attended the various training and sharing sessions held on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)…

Showcasing Africa’s Agricultural Knowledge

As I write this, the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is minutes away from kicking off. This first of its kind event in Africa has brought together about 300 innovators and leaders from across Africa to share methodologies, tools and approaches that can help stimulate the creation, sharing, communication and targeted use…

First of Its Kind “Share Fair” in Addis Ababa Showcases Africa’s Wealth of Agricultural Knowledge

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia — A first of its kind event in Africa, the “AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair,” will bring together 300 innovators and leaders across the continent to share promising methods, tools and approaches that help stimulate and propagate Africa’s agricultural and rural development knowledge. The “Share Fair” will be held on 18-21 October, 2010…

“It takes a long time to become young”

This month marks the launch of an exciting new series of interviews that coincides with the United Nations’ International Year of Youth. Through our “Growing Talents: Young Voices in Agriculture” series, we hope to put a face to youth in agricultural research for development by giving them a space to talk about their roles, perspectives,…

Why communication and knowledge sharing in our Megaprograms?

As new  Megaprograms were being finalized, research defined, new partnerships forged for a new more impactful agriculture research agenda… as the  texture, the vital structure of the new CGIAR  was being defined it became apparent that communication and knowledge sharing related issues were “missing in action”…. but not everywhere… signs that there was a growing…

“AgKnowledge Africa”: focus on agriculture and climate change, land, livestock, and water – register NOW!

Join us in Addis Ababa on 18-21  October 2010 for  ‘AgKnowledge Africa’ Share Fair : a new event  to  showcase the ways agricultural and rural knowledge in and of Africa is created, shared, communicated, and put to use. Like the 2009 edition in Rome, and the recent edition in Cali, this event will be a ‘fair’…

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…

Expand your Audience: Stream video online for free

Ever wished that you could reach more people with your workshop, seminar or other meeting? Are there people who really wanted to attend your meeting but were unable to travel? We can now help you make your meetings available online. Using UStream www.ustream.tv (recommended by our colleagues at IFPRI) we can stream live video on the…