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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…

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,…

Home again … but what a journey

As summer dawns in the Northern Hemisphere and many of us begin making plans for our long annual holidays, I look back on the past few months with a sense of satisfaction. Although it’s nice to be able to take a break away from all things office, I’m proud of the work that has been…

On the road again

The ICT-KM Program is on the road again. As I write this I’m in Montpellier, France, attending the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD). The Conference aims to create new ways of working together to enhance the development and impact of agricultural research. More on this soon. Over the next few months, we…

Empowering the new CGIAR

The selection of a new board is the latest step in the CGIAR Change Management Initiative. The CGIAR is renewing …and with this renewal comes a new way of doing business. Shared services, joint positions, distributed teams, 24/7 coverage, regional hubs, Megaprograms…. all new terminology, all new ways of doing business. If we are serious…

You have a voice, and we want to hear it!

Last month, we launched our new website. If you are planning to revamp your website read our story as Blogtips helped us tell our experience in selecting and implementing the platform.  This month, sees the launch of the first issue of our new, blog-generated newsletter. The format is slightly different from the old newsletter, but…