ICT-KM of the CGIAR

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Knowledge Sharing in Research

Expected Workshop Results

Overall: You should obtain an understanding and appreciation of the role and value of KS in research and institutional arenas; undergo experiences on how to apply KS concepts and approaches; and interact effectively with CGIAR staff and partners. * Phase 1: An overview of KS methods and principles; and opportunities to apply them. * Phase…

Workshop Costs and Dates

* Cost: 500 USD (with a 30% discount for two or more participants from one center or organization) * Phase 1: Online. 24 March–18 April 2008. * Phase 2: Face-to-face meeting. 6–8 May 2008 (at ILRI Campus in Addis, Ethiopia). Tickets, food, and housing to be covered by participants. * Phase 3: Online. May to…

Who Should Attend this Workshop?

* I am a researcher and would like to explore KS tools and principles to improve my team’s work, which is spread over three continents. * I am a human resource manager and would like to discover innovative ways to improve the internal communications of my center. * I work with the CGIAR in Africa…

KS Workshop: Guiding Principles

* The course methodology is based on action learning principles and offers a systemic approach to KS. We will actively reflect and jointly explore opportunities, using blogs, wikis, and other virtual collaboration tools. We will experience different meeting techniques, draw network maps, and use KS principles and tools throughout the activities. * All course materials…

KS Workshop Content

Phase 1 (1 hour daily expected): DISCOVER * WEEK 1 – Finding Common Ground. Get to know each other and build our learning community. Share our environments: Our poeple, networks, challenges and opportunities. * WEEK 2 and 3 – Exploring the Landscape. About people, tools, and processes. Get clarity on our audiences and the purpose…

Knowledge Sharing Workshop Development Team and Facilitators

Petr Kosina Petr is the Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Coordinator at CIMMYT (Mexico). He has a background in biological sciences and education. His responsibilities include course design and development, facilitation of knowledge-sharing processes (both inside and outside institutions), and “soft skills” development. Petr is responsible for the knowledge management components of several CIMMYT projects.…

Knowledge Sharing Workshop: Scenario

Joe Researcher has been working on a smallholder cacao project in Ecuador. He gradually realizes his role is not only that of a researcher, but also as mediator in his project partners’ network between his fellow scientists and the cacao farmers. When he reframes his work to consider how knowledge emerges, flows, and is shared…

ICT-KM and KS launch new Web sites

 The ICT-KM Program and the KS Project are launching their new Web sites. The KS Web site features news items, sections on Knowledge Sharing in Research and Institutional Knowledge Sharing, a resource page and the KS toolbox, now also available in Spanish and French. My colleague Andrea and a systems engineer worked really hard to…