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?
We are all busy. All super busy. And our attention is divided by many signals, to-do’s, emails and a variety of strange attractors. But the point is: sharing some information on social media sometimes helps others gain time. And you would appreciate that time gain also.
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.
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.
On 1 June 2015, James Stapleton joined the ILRI Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) group as the managing editor.
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.
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.