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Promoting agricultural research – which services do your scientists use?

Increasingly we see that our scientists themselves can do a lot to promote and increase the visibility of their work – and in some cases collaborate and get metrics and impact scores. Here are the top 4 we want ILRI scientists to use – are there other services like this you consider essential? Continue reading

Article / CRP12 / ILRIComms / Intensification / Knowledge and Information / Opinion Piece

Ripples of change and winning people over with engagement: Lessons from Africa RISING

Working with the same group of people, to support their events and processes, clearly presents many opportunities. Through regular engagement it becomes possible to shift the attitude and ideas of people, and the course of their events and processes. Here is an example of such a journey that Africa RISING teams went through. Continue reading

Agriculture / Communications / Ethiopia / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social media

AgKnowledge innovation process share fair: Processing the process of all processes

An AgKnowledge Innovation Process Share Fair recently took place (25-26 May 2015) at the Addis Ababa campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to discuss this central message. The fair focused on what too many people tend to forget often: the process (of innovation) and the need for process literacy. Continue reading

Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

ILRI CKM supports ‘gamification for social good’ hackathon

I had the pleasure of attending my very first Gamification Hackathon, ‘Gamify it!’, organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with iceaddis and eLearning Africa to support the event through documentation, shooting videos and capturing photos. Continue reading

Agriculture / Article / CapDev / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Research

Role of ‘critical research friends’ in mentoring emerging researchers: Reflections from a mentorship workshop

A key consideration in the graduate fellowship program is the need to understand and respond to the career and capacity needs of research fellows so that the mentoring supports them appropriately in designing and carrying out their work in developing-country contexts.

One of the ways in which ILRI is helping fellows is by giving them access to groups of ‘critical research friends’ made up of various mentoring supervisors. Continue reading