On 25 and 26 May, the ILRI communications and KM group in Addis Ababa hs joining with several partners to host a ‘share fair’ event. The focus is on the design and delivery of truly effective ‘process’ improvements that lead to applied innovation, social learning and value for money (in agriculture). As well as the face to face, we want to use the event to pool and crystallise what we’re learning about working along the continuum from f2f to hybrid to online processes and events – and how best to weave those channels together. We’re looking for some online collaborators.
This week, ILRI’s Board of Trustees approved two policies to guide our future efforts: ILRI policy on open access and the ILRI policy on research data management and sharing
Everyone organizes or attends meetings all the time. But the vast majority of these are under-performing, under-delivering and leave us sooner empty than energized. The Engagement and Collaboration team of the ILRI communication and knowledge management unit can turn these meetings into successful, productive, long-lasting milestones. Here’s how.
How many meeting have you been to this week, month, year? How many of them left you feeling drained and under-utilized? Bring a facilitator as the answer to this dreadful ‘deadbeat meeting zone’.
Earlier this month, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)’s Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) team led a five-day Communications and Knowledge Sharing training workshop with research and teaching staff at the IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School and Reference Centre (ISTVS) in Somaliland.
A lot of events end up being ‘Death-by-PowerPoint’ executions, by design and default. ILRI CKM support much more interactive events than those. But even with a PowerpPoint recital, a lot can be done to improve how they are run. This post presents such ideas, drawing from a recent example.
These are highlights and lessons learnt from an event of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) known as ‘Celebrating FARA’, which was held 26-28 November 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.