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New pathways to give your research outputs more mileage

Last month, I posted a blog on building digital repositories to maximize visibility on the Internet for our research outputs. However, just placing digital content on a repository or website does not ensure it gets noticed. As Peter Ballantyne of ILRI commented “we need to work hard to get them used, also finding the real…

Blogging in real life: an interview with ICT-KM at Blogtips.org

Peter Casier, the relentless mastermind behind Blogtips.org, interviewed Enrica and myself about our Website revamp. The history, the team, the decisions, the challenges… it’s all in there. And it was great to have the opportunity to reflect on the project and how we went about it. So enjoy the interview at http://www.blogtips.org/blogging-for-nonprofit-ictkm-blog/ Peter publishes some…

Our Website Revamp: More than Just a Facelift

Although we like to look fresh and current, this isn’t the driving force behind the present revamp of the ICT-KM Program’s website. Our focus continues to be on providing our audience with an easy-to navigate, content-rich site. You won’t find any unnecessary bells and whistles on the soon-to-be-launched site, but you will be able to…

The Face behind Our Popular Social Media Series

Six months ago, when Meena Arivananthan posted the first installment of her Social Media Series on our blog, no one could have envisaged the impact and popularity of her articles. This versatile woman has a passion for both writing and knowledge sharing, attributes that are evident in her posts. Indeed, those initial pieces, written in…

Social media for science: an interview with Tom Vandenbosch

During the recent World Congress of Agroforestry (WCA2009) in Nairobi, Kenya, the Congress reporting team plunged headlong into social media in a bid to maximize the event’s communications, which was achieved via the Congress blog, the @icraf Twitter account, pictures on Flickr and bookmarks on Del.icio.us. Much energy and care went into the blog, which…

News from the Ongoing Social Media in International Development Workshop

Thanks to Nancy White, workshop facilitator for sharing this update. The “Social Media in International Development” Workshop kicked off on September 7th with four CGIAR members, two World Bank staffers, a representative from a Dutch NGO and from an Australian university. With this diversity, the group was off to a great start in their work…