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“Sharing knowledge and connecting researchers is what we do”: Mendeley and the CGIAR what a good match!

According to the Mendeley blog,  “Sharing knowledge and connecting researchers is what we do” — and this is exactly what we at the CGIAR ICT-KM Program do too! What a good match! We were, therefore, very happy to see one of our very own CGIAR staff featured recently on the Mendeley blog for her work on supporting knowledge sharing…

Over the rainbow: Seminar on “Beyond the scientific article – making your research social”

” Somewhere over the rainbow, Way up high, There’s a land that I heard of, Once in a lullaby.” While scientific articles have been and still are the ‘rainbow’ for research and researchers, new and exciting approaches to research communication (such as social media tools) are helping us to find our way over the rainbow, reaching higher, to new…

Time to change: learn tools for more effective research output sharing (Register now for Mendeley webinar Nov 24th)

“It’s time to change the way we do research” -are you ready? do you know how? Register now for an interesting webinar! One way to change the way we do research is to improve the way in which we create, collaborate and communicate. We need to find ways to make our research data, information and…

Helping us learn: Participants give feedback on Day 0

Day ‘Oh now I know how to…‘ (Day 0)- the learning and training day of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 18th October 2010, is now over and done, but we hope the learning that started there isn’t. And while we hope that the participants are learning, experiencing, using and…

Making ag knowledge travel: Travel tips from the Share Fair

“Sometimes I liken my job to being a travel agent“, I shared in my interview in the new Growing Talents: Young Voices in Agriculture series when asked about my work on ‘making ag knowledge travel’. But why the analogy of travel? “The knowledge that exists within various institutions, people and places often stays within the…

‘Insuring’ appropriate delivery mechanisms: Facilitating sharing at IBLI project workshop

On July 12th 2010, an innovative new project hosted at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a one day workshop on ‘developing index-based livestock insurance to reduce vulnerability due to drought-related livestock deaths’. The project –Index-Based Livestock Insurance-,  better known as IBLI, has been operating in Kenya already and is now looking to expand its activities into Ethiopia. The objectives…

A picture is worth a thousand words: My experimentation with graphic facilitation

They say  “a picture is worth a thousand words” and I have always been intrigued by pictures, images and visuals and their production as tools for knowledge sharing and learning. The field of ‘graphic facilitation’-in which the creation of graphics are a key part of the facilitation process- is a growing field. According to the…

Sharing project outcomes using a “cattle corral”(FishBowl) approach: What’s in a name?

Knowledge sharing tools and methods come in all shapes and sizes, and with some very interesting names often too. Many can be found on the  Knowledge Sharing Toolkit. Have you ever heard of a Samoan circle, brown bag lunch, world cafe, chat show, DeBono’s six thinking hats, icebreakers, knowledge expeditions, open space, round robin or…