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

e-resources / ICT / Knowledge and Information / people / Social media

ILRI toolbar: How to simplify your browsing experience

The ILRI community toolbar is a graphical user interface that allows users to quickly and smartly locate all of ILRI’s communication channels as well as related livestock websites. This must have toolbar, contains tabs that will significantly reduce the amount of time you spend browsing for various pages and sites that are commonly used at … Continue reading

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ILRI ‘communications’ powers the Livestock Exchange event

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) and Public Awareness (PA) teams were heavily involved in organizing, facilitating,  documenting and reporting about the recent Livestock Exchange (or LivestockX) event held on 9 and 10 November 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event, which was hosted by the ILRI Board of Trustees, had 130 … Continue reading

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ILRI’s KMIS reports on AgProAfrica Conference

From 1 -3 November 2011, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in African (FARA) held a conference on “Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Enhancing Food Security in Africa.” Our Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) team … Continue reading

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

Ewen Le Borgne joins ILRI as Knowledge Sharing and Communication Specialist

Today, Ewen Le Borgne officially joined the KMIS team, based in Addis Ababa. Ewen will lead a range of activities around knowledge sharing/management, learning, event facilitation, communication and monitoring & evaluation. He believes that development is “all about empowerment and that learning is essential to empowerment because it gives the means to continually improve one’s … Continue reading