ICT-KM of the CGIAR

Collaborate, Create, Communicate

Author: Simone Staiger

Full House for the Social Media Workshop

The second social media workshop of CGIAR’s ICT-KM Program kicks off next Monday with 35 participants from 10 different organizations, among those IFAD, CTA, IRG, and CARDI. The facilitators team Nancy White, Meena Arivananthan, and Simone Staiger-Rivas also welcome participants from 2 Challenge Programs, 6 CGIAR centers, as well as eco-regional and systems-wide programs, and…

Social Media: Are You Listening? (#5 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

My colleagues Meena and Antonella started a great blog series on Social media tools that complement the KS Toolkit and will serve as input for the upcoming social media workshop. Antonella wondered at the beginning of this week how we know if social media is working, and mentioned social media listening as an important practice. …

ICT-KM Blog is Breaking Records

When I started blogging in 2007 (see blue curve) I really didn’t know exactly how to do it, what to blog about and when or how often. It was a slow process and needed my patience and persistence. Then came a team meeting in May 2008 (red curve) and after a discussion on the need…

Social Media: Impact of our Capacity Building Efforts

I was happy to meet Susan MacMillan, Head of Public Awareness at ILRI, in Penang at the CGIAR strategic communications meeting. We had met for the last time at AGM08 where she attended the first day of the Knowledge Management, Education and Learning Workshop. That event had kicked off with a presentation by Steve Song…

What the Transition Management Team is saying…

A previous detailed post about the meeting of the communications group with the Transition Management team (TMT) in Penang already gave an overview of the fruitful interaction that has been going on in Penang during the strategic communications workshop of the CGIAR. Here are some closing remarks from DFID’s Jonathan Wadsworth, member of the TMT:…

Social Media On-line Workshop: Evaluation Results

“The workshop was only the beginning hopefully to more communication and exchange among the CG colleagues – thank you for bringing us closer together” quote from a workshop participant In-between all this important and exciting traffic on our blog, I am coming back to our social media online workshop to share the results of the…