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How to convert "social media reach" to "impact" – Part 1

Last month, we had a workshop with the key people from the media, advocacy, and public information sections of many CGIAR centers and research programmes. Our resident social media agitator, Peter Casier, gave a one day session on “Improving the CGIAR web presence”. We asked him to write up on one of his topics: The…

Second Global Knowledge Share Fair 2011: submit a proposal

The Second Global Knowledge Share Fair will be held from 27-29 September 2011 at IFAD headquarters in Rome, Italy. Building on the success of the First Global Knowledge Share Fair, this three-day event provides a forum for participants to learn and share their knowledge, experience and innovations on emerging trends relating to agriculture, food security,…

A global survey on communicating research outputs launched by CIARD

A major challenge faced by researchers today is how to communicate their research outputs more effectively. The  CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) and GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) are conducting a global survey to gather evidence from researchers on potential gains and concerns of a…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #13 – Soroush Parsa

Our “Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture” series of interviews, which puts a face to the youth in agricultural research for development (ARD), hears their voices and obtains an insight into their roles, perspectives, experiences and aspirations, continues with Soroush Parsa. This entomologist began life as a displaced citizen but, after a few twists and turns,…

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…

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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,…

Want to get started with AAA pathways? It’s as simple as ABC

Last week I posted a blog about why agricultural research Centres, programs, projects and even individuals should be adopting a ‘new brand’ of agricultural research for development by making use of various pathways for making their knowledge more available, accessible and applicable. This post outlined some key unique selling points as well as evidence for making…