CCAFS / CKM / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Participation / Research / Social learning

Social learning opportunities for CGIAR’s new research programs

Social learning approaches take learning and behaviour change beyond the individual to communities, networks and systems. Through facilitated processes of working together, interactive dialogue, exchange, learning, action and reflection, shared ways of knowing emerge that lead to changes, and improvements, in practice. Continue reading

Agriculture / CKM / Communications / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Participation

When event support moves into strategic process support

ILRI’s CKM team recently supported the process leading to and facilitating a ‘National coordination and experience sharing forum (NCESF) in the area of food security and resilience building programs in Ethiopia’. This experience went well beyond typical event support and offered interesting opportunities for ILRI more widely. This post also looks at lessons learned in the process. Continue reading

Communications / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-FISH / 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