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.
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.
ILRI has been using wikis since at least 2009 and they have been used extensively in projects such as the Nile Basin Development Challenge, Africa RISING, and the Livestock and Fish research program.
On 10-11 March 2014, Tezira Lore shared some examples of ways that ILRI has integrated social media in its communication strategy towards enhancing the discoverability of research outputs.
Among many platforms and apps developed, my attention caught by a platform called Mkulima (a young farmer helping a young farmer) which is a social media platform to engage young farmers.
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 …
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 …