From 17 to 20 September 2013, the Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) team at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ran several knowledge sharing tools update and refresher sessions for staff in Nairobi. The main objectives of the sessions were to:
- Inform new staff on ILRI knowledge management and communications tools and approaches and support
- Provide team-focused support and hands-on sessions on selected tools based on their needs
- Refresh communications staff on the tools and systems we use to capture and disseminate ILRI’s knowledge
The sessions had three components. In the first component , we trained about 30 staff on what and where to find ILRI knowledge. It included awareness and refresher sessions for new staff through an introduction to ILRI’s ‘big five’ knowledge sharing and communication tools.
The second component focused on teams. In this session, we trained 15 staff from directorate, human resources and finance on the respective tools they use in their units.
Following the training, we had several communications team discussions to learn, share, and discuss the challenges and opportunities and to plan future work. The communications team also took refresher training on the various communication tools we use at ILRI.
Story by Abenet Yabowork, Tsehay Gashaw, Daniel Hailemichael and Peter Ballantyne