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.
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.
CGIAR research programs are developing country collaboration processes to help CGIAR centres collaborate among themselves and with other critical national partners. Communication and engagement are critical to such processes and a communication team is well placed to help there, as is the case in Ethiopia.
We’ve been exploring social learning in climate change for three years in the Climate Change and Social Learning (CCSL) project. But in the world wide web, social learning is much more closely related to social media. What to make of it?
Social Learning is, almost by definition, a form of Slow Learning. Social learning was at the heart of the Innovation Process share fair held at ILRI Ethiopia in May 2015. This post reviews results from a survey about participants’ experience at the fair, and outcomes of their participation.
Communication and knowledge management at CGIAR means different things to different people. A recent meeting set out to develop a communications framework that emphasises the role of various communication areas in increasing the development results of research. Your feedback on this framework is welcome.
We are all busy. All super busy. And our attention is divided by many signals, to-do’s, emails and a variety of strange attractors. But the point is: sharing some information on social media sometimes helps others gain time. And you would appreciate that time gain also.