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Getting knowledge management and communication into CGIAR programs

In many CGIAR programs and activities, communication and knowledge management are invited too little and too late. This means that the results of their science may fall into oblivion. Much can be achieved by bringing communication and knowledge management right into the heart of CGIAR programs – to support engagement with partners, research uptake and … Continue reading

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Climate Change Knowledge Exchange: Great conversations, good learning, but one step missing for transformation and action?

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) hosted a ‘Climate Change Knowledge Exchange‘ on 5-6 March 2013. The exchange which was designed with the intention of being ‘an antidote to death by Powerpoint‘, was co-created on the Climate Change and Social Learning (CCSL) sandbox - which was set up by ILRI and the CGIAR Research Program on … Continue reading

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Online peer-assists: learning about concrete solutions for water and land management research

Since January 2012, the Challenge Program for Water and Food (CPWF) is holding more and more structured learning events. Communication specialists from five out of the six basins of the program (Andes, Ganges, Mekong, Nile and Volta) have been gathering every month at a fixed date to engage in ‘peer assists’. These social learning events have … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Asia / Countries / CRP11 / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / India / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Mozambique / South Asia / Southern Africa

imGoats project draws on communication support to maximise impacts

The imGoats project aims to increase incomes and food security in a sustainable manner by enhancing pro-poor small ruminant value chains in India and Mozambique. It is running until December 2012 and five months before its end, project members recently examined what the project can contribute in terms of useful lessons and outputs of different sorts … Continue reading

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Getting the right content for ICTs in India

A new IFPRI discussion paper authored by Claire Glendenning (IFPRI) and Pier-Paolo Ficarelli (ILRI) examines content development and management processes occurring in six well-known ICT projects in Indian agriculture. Though there are differences in scale and mechanisms of delivery and feedback, all of the case study projects use a network of experts in relevant fields … Continue reading