Climate Change / CRP7 / Event / ILRIComms / Innovation Systems / Interview / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Assessing social learning? Four monitoring specialists provide some answers

Last month, the Climate Change Communication and Social Learning (CCSL) project organized an evidence-gathering workshop to better unpack what social learning is, and particularly how to assess and monitor it. Four monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists comment on some of the issues raised. Continue reading

ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social media / Training

Taking our communications to the next level? – Reflections from the Farming First and IFPRI workshop

Liya Dejene reflects on a one-day workshop for communicators organized by Farming First and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) prior to IFPRI’s 2020 conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / Climate Change / CRP7 / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Doing, documenting and assessing social learning with the CCSL framework and toolkit

There has been much talk about social learning in CGIAR over the past decade. In recent years we have seen additional actions driven by the CCSL initiative; it has now produced a climate change communication and social learning framework and toolkit to help social learning beginners and experts do, document and assess social learning. Continue reading

Africa / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / CRP37 / Dairying / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Training

Livestock and Fish program gives communication skills training to Tanzania Dairy Development Forum partners

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently held a three-day training for communication staff working with the Tanzania Dairy Development Forum. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / CapDev / CRP12 / ILRIComms / ILVAC / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / PTVC

An innovation platform writeshop: Capturing and scaling out learning

In May 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) convened a ‘writeshop’ on innovation platforms in Nairobi. Twenty individuals worked together, with expert facilitation and artistic support to produce 12 ‘practice briefs’. A contribution to the CGIAR Humidtropics research program, the briefs draw on experiences of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, several CGIAR centers and partner organizations. Continue reading

Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Presentation

Navigating monitoring and evaluation with a knowledge management compass

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) often feels as a burden that to be complied with. It is often equated with bean-counting and providing meaningless reports. Yet M&E also offers the promise of great learning – if done well. It can be a real instrument for smart adaptive management to deal with complex organizational agendas. How do … Continue reading