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

CKM / Communications / Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / Participation

Facilitating CGIAR country collaboration and site integration with the ‘power of comms’

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. Continue reading

Ethiopia / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Participation / people / Social learning

Social learning at the AgKnowledge innovation process ShareFair

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. Continue reading

Communications / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Building a communication framework for CGIAR, the power of the ‘development multiplier’ and ‘KM inside’…

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. Continue reading