ICT-KM of the CGIAR

Collaborate, Create, Communicate

Author: Tania Jordan

Case studies from the 2010 Latin American and Caribbean Knowledge ShareFair

I am pleased to announce the publication of Feria del Conocimiento América Latina y el Caribe: Casos destacados en agricultura, desarrollo y seguridad alimentaria (only available in Spanish), which gathers the main highlights and conclusions of the first Latin American and Caribbean Knowledge ShareFair hosted by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali,…

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…

Farewell to Dgroups! Welcome, Google Groups!

Dgroups was set up in 2002 as an online platform offering tools and services to bring individuals and organizations together in the international development community. These tools help facilitate collaboration and communication within teams through a group mailing list, an online archive of the discussions, a group calendar and document sharing. The CGIAR’s Dgroup membership…

CGIAR IT Managers Meeting 2010 – The Way Ahead

The CGIAR Information Technology Managers have been working together for many years now to provide a common set of IT services to meet multiple needs while exploring ways of working together. The members of this active community recently came together on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for their…

Google vs. Google: a love-hate relationship

Having supported and actively used Google Apps for almost two years now, we believe that Google has gone a long way towards improving the Google Apps, but at the same time,  we feel they  injure themselves with their own products. We really love Google tools, we extensively use Google Earth, Google Books,  we use GTalk…

Mendeley Webinar – October 7, 2010 – register now!

By crawling and extracting information from a user’s library, Mendeley creates a directory of research for all users to search. In doing this, Mendeley is working to organize the world’s research papers and facilitate collaboration among interested parties. If you would like to learn more about how to organize, share and discover research papers with Mendeley,…

Multi-point Videoconferencing Gateway (#4 CGIAR Strategic Technologies Series)

Over the years, videoconferencing has evolved from a bandwidth-consuming unreliable technology to one that consumes less bandwidth and is much more stable. Video has become more and more utilized as bandwidth has increased and prices have come down. As part of the Strategic Technologies for the CGIAR in 2010, Multi-point videoconferencing gateway ranked 4th place.…

Open Access Workshop in Bioversity – a summary

On July 7th, 2010, Antonella and I had the opportunity to participate in the one-day workshop titled: ‘Open Access- Maximising Research Impact”, hosted at Bioversity International; organized by Maria Garruccio (Bioversity) and the CGIAR’s Central Advisory Service on Intellectual Property (CAS-IP) group. The objectives of this workshop (which had ~34 participants) was to explore open…

Google Earth PRO – what have we done?

Last year I wrote a post about the Google Earth PRO licences that were donated to CGIAR Centers by the Google Outreach Program. One of the conditions of renewal in 2010 was that we report back to Google, detailing the uses the Centers have had for the Google Earth PRO tool. Well, I have good news!…