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

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

ILRI Komms Klinics in 2013: More and better training on communication and knowledge for ILRI staff

Since 2011, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been organizing various training courses on social media, communication and knowledge management, with the brand name ‘Komms Klinics‘. Looking back In 2011, the various sessions were organized for staff to get acquainted with different communication and social media  tools they could use in their research work, such as Yammer, iGoogle, wikis, blogging among … Continue reading

Africa / Asia / CRP5 / Europe / Event / ICT / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Latin America / Social media

Online peer-assists: learning about concrete solutions for water and land management research

Since January 2012, the Challenge Program for Water and Food (CPWF) is holding more and more structured learning events. Communication specialists from five out of the six basins of the program (Andes, Ganges, Mekong, Nile and Volta) have been gathering every month at a fixed date to engage in ‘peer assists’. These social learning events have … Continue reading

Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social media

Finding and managing information in a research environment – an ILRI Komms Klinic

Information is vital to communication and research, and it is a critical resource for effective performance to any organization. Many organizations use different sources of information for planning, trend analysis and managing performance. Finding relevant and good quality information is essential to  inform all these processes, yet information can also be overwhelming. Staff at the … Continue reading

Africa / Climate Change / CRP7 / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social media

Connect, engage, share and learn: A social media guide on climate change in Africa

Social media have turned the information and communication world upside down. Africa is not the most prominent continent when it comes to social media use, but penetration is increasing rapidly. Fashion, sport and pop culture in Africa are all making use of social media, but so is development. Particularly for complex issues that require inputs from … Continue reading

East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / people / Social media

ILRI helps set up local ‘Knowledge Management for Development’ group in Ethiopia

Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) is an established community of practice (CoP) that seeks to forge linkages and encourage peer learning and exploration around the field of knowledge management for development. The network has grown a lot over the past five years and now has just under 1500 mailing list subscribers and over 2700 Ning … Continue reading

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

Komms Klinics reloaded: Get smarter about research information, knowledge and communication at ILRI

ILRI staff, other CGIAR centers and partner organizations involved in research for development all have to work with information, knowledge and communication. In fact they all do it, continuously. Research is indeed about information, knowledge and communication too, whether alone, in teams and in wider and increasingly complex partnerships. We can achieve smarter research through smarter … Continue reading

Africa / Climate Change / CRP37 / Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / people / Social media

Goats and Trees: 10 weeks as a KMIS intern at ILRI, Addis Ababa

On 26 January 2012, Kara Brown travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to begin a 10-week internship with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Knowledge Management & Information Services (KMIS). Here she reflects on her days in Addis Ababa – the ideas were initially shared with ILRI colleagues on 30 March 2012. It was my very … Continue reading