Knowledge Sharing


Moving on from a moving story: following the AAA pathways

Moving on from a moving story: following the AAA pathways
How do we make agricultural research available, accessible and applicable? This is a key question for improving the impact of our agricultural research. And you have  probably heard alot about this from us.  But what about from real research projects and researchers trying to do their part? We have...

Research’s “missing link”: the communications budget

On Tuesday, at the Share Fair in Rome, Rob Burnet presented an inspiring keynote speech entitled “How can we make agriculture more attractive to young people in Africa”. From the Share Fair blog: “Rob Burnet leads Well Told Story, a multi-award-winning Kenyan communications company which pulls...

Capturing stakeholder perspectives to enhance impact

Capturing stakeholder perspectives to enhance impact
When 255 stakeholders spread across three continents were tasked with designing a research program (in two short months) with the potential to effectively impact food security, nutrition, and income, they knew they had their work cut out for them. Especially, when you consider that it was logistically...

The Power of Video in Research

The Power of Video in Research
Videos and the Internet have revolutionized the way in which an increasing number of scientists are now communicating ideas and the results of their research. Videos can efficiently convey large amounts of information and depict scientific procedures that would otherwise require pages upon pages of written...

Case studies from the 2010 Latin American and Caribbean Knowledge ShareFair

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...

The CIARD Fair – a new online facility to improve research communication

The CIARD Fair – a new online facility to improve research communication
The latest development of the CIARD (Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development) initiative has been launched on its website – namely the CIARD virtual Fair. For those who are involved in the capture, management and communication of research information and knowledge, the Fair...

Second Global Knowledge Share Fair 2011: submit a proposal

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...

CGIAR communications and stakeholder engagement – thoughts from Simone Staiger

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...

The Knowledge Sharing Ripple Continues

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...

The new CGIAR and knowledge management: What are the trendy words?

The new CGIAR and knowledge management: What are the trendy words?
While getting involved with some CGIAR Research Program (CRP) proposals and reading through a couple of them, I suddenly thought about a little piece of research we did in 2008 when the ICT-KM Program was conducting an evaluation study of its Institutional Knowledge Sharing (KS) project. The study assessed...

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