Knowledge Sharing

'Do blogs lead to increased dissemination of research papers?'ask WorldBank researchers

'Do blogs lead to increased dissemination of research papers?'ask WorldBank researchers
Everyone knows that agricultural research is vital if we are to overcome the current threats to food security, natural resources and the environment. Right? Everyone knows what the CGIAR is doing to mitigate these threats. Right? Everyone knows where they can access CGIAR research outputs. Right? Wrong....

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...

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...

Want to get started with AAA pathways? It’s as simple as ABC

Want to get started with AAA pathways? It’s as simple as ABC
Last week I posted a blog about why agricultural research Centres, programs, projects and even individuals should be adopting a ‘new brand’ of agricultural research for development by making use of various pathways for making their knowledge more available, accessible and applicable. This post...

Central American A4N Project Share Fair – A story of impact

Central American A4N Project Share Fair – A story of impact
Six months after the Knowledge Share Fair Cali, which was held at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia in March 2010, I was contacted by Ruth Junkin, who is currently leading knowledge management (KM) activities in the Agriculture for Basic Needs (A4N) Project* that Catholic...

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

“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...

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #2 – Nadia Manning-Thomas

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #2 – Nadia Manning-Thomas
Our Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture series of interviews, which puts a face to the youth in agricultural research for development (ARD), hears their voices and obtains an insight into their roles, perspectives, experiences and aspirations, continues by turning the spotlight on the ICT-KM Program’s...

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

‘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-,...

Open Access Workshop in Bioversity – a summary

Open Access Workshop in Bioversity – a summary
On July 7th, 2010, Antonella and I had the opportunity to participate in the one-day workshop titled: ‘Open Access- Maximising Research Impact”, hosted at Bioversity International; organized by Maria Garruccio (Bioversity) and the CGIAR’s Central Advisory Service on Intellectual Property...

ShareFair Cali Roundup

ShareFair Cali Roundup
The recently concluded ShareFair in Cali was a huge success and generated a number of posts on the ICT-KM Program’s blog. To help give you a more complete picture of this week-long event, we’ve consolidated the various posts for easy reading. Find out what happened on the first day of the ShareFair,...

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