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‘Leveling’ livestock information: Knowledge management at an ICAR–ILRI communications workshop

Originally posted on ILRI news:
At the lobby of National Agricultural Science Centre (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan). Note: This is the tenth in a series of articles on ‘Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods— A dozen stories from northern and eastern India’. PART 10: ‘Leveling’ access to livestock information: Knowledge management talks at an ICAR–ILRI communications…

Reaching stakeholders, influencing policies: ICAR–ILRI communications workshop
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Reaching stakeholders, influencing policies: ICAR–ILRI communications workshop

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Some of the ICAR scientists and communications staff at an ICAR-ILRI communications workshop in New Delhi in March 2016 (ILRI/Susan MacMillan). Note: This is the ninth in a series of articles on ‘Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods— A dozen stories from northern and eastern India‘. Part 9: Reaching stakeholders,…

Article / ckm / Communications / ILRI / ILRIComms / Kenya / Knowledge and Information

Towards innovation-spaces: Slowly evolving the ILRI Nairobi info-centre

At ILRI we intentionally further our culture of innovation. Currently we are transforming the info centre on the Nairobi campus into a multi-use co-working space. Our goal is to create a flexible collaboration hub for researchers, PhD students, fellows, staff from the regions and partners alike. Continue reading

Communications / CRP37 / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Tanzania

Strategizing communication and knowledge management for a new ILRI project: why, what and how?

A new project with the visibility and scale like the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project deserves a strong communication approach, especially when the project team is keen on earmarking resources and attention for it.
This post tracks back the development of the ACGG communication plan and some of the challenges and opportunities in the process… Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / Event / ILRIComms / Participation / Research / Training

Developing ILRI’s capacity in participatory decision-making, from out in and in out

Participatory decision-making is essential to international agricultural research programs. Facilitation helps tackle it head-on and methodically. ILRI has understood this and is investing in this skill through training various staffs and further developing in-house capacity for group facilitation beyond the training. Continue reading

Communications / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Opinion Piece / Participation

Are you hosting an online conference? Here’s how to make the people online REALLY feel part of your conversation

More and more ILRI meetings take place online with a dominant group sitting face-to-face. How to make people participating online feel they are really welcome to the conversation? Here are some ideas simple enough to apply. Continue reading