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.
Like our sister CGIAR centres, ILRI’s research publishing is now very diverse spanning images, video, posters, podcasts, blogposts, tweets, extension leaflets and much more. What are the most-read or viewed in the past year? We are lucky that all the channels we use provide metrics and stats of various sorts.
Have we misunderstood technology adoption all these years? The annual monitoring and evaluation meeting of the Africa RISING program featured a presentation by David Spielman (IFPRI) that addressed this very issue. It connected strongly with CCAFS work on social learning and showed some directions for social learning to remain relevant for many and for the long haul…
ILRI’s Capacity Development (CapDev) Unit working in collaboration with People & Organizational Development (P&OD) Unit and the Training Centre for Communication (TCC), recently delivered a highly interactive and practical workshop designed to give ILRI graduate fellows, post-doctoral fellows and early career researchers, an opportunity to understand the process of scientific writing and publishing
Introducing the work of ILRI’s engagement and collaboration team in the communications and KM group.