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The Knowledge Sharing Ripple Continues

Knowledge sharing has always been a big part of what we do here at the ICT-KM Program . Our Knowledge Sharing Project, which was launched way back in 2004, tested several knowledge sharing (KS) approaches and tools in the CGIAR. Pilot initiatives at four CGIAR Centers successfully incorporated KS principles and approaches into high-profile events,…

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Celebrating Women in Agriculture

Welcome to our special edition newsletter that celebrates the centenary of International Women’s Day. This event, which is held annually on 8 March, recognizes the achievements of women around the globe. Today is a day for celebrating women’s successes while also reminding ourselves that there is still much to be done if we are to…

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…

CGIAR Ongoing Research: Ready to Travel

CGIAR Ongoing Research is now online with a brand new design and new pathways to help you find, promote and reuse project information across the CGIAR. Thanks to the many contributors, anyone interested in the work of the CGIAR can find out who is doing what, where and with whom across the CGIAR at a fraction of…

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…

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…

“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…