Africa / CapDev / CKM / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRIComms / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / PIL

An innovation platform writeshop: Capturing and scaling out learning

In May 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) convened a ‘writeshop’ on innovation platforms in Nairobi. Twenty individuals worked together, with expert facilitation and artistic support to produce 12 ‘practice briefs’. A contribution to the CGIAR Humidtropics research program, the briefs draw on experiences of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, several CGIAR centers and partner organizations. Continue reading

ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

ICTs, livestock research and social learning – ILRI contributes to ict4ag conference

ILRI people were active at the recent ict4ag conference in Kigali. Ewen Le Borgne was part of the overall facilitation team; on the plug and play day, Absolomon Kihara talked about the open data kit and on days two and three, ILRI organized session on livestock and ICTs and on social ICTs … Organized by Peter … Continue reading

ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Open access

Knowledge management and climate change: The KM4D Journal reborn open access

Eight years ago the first issue of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal (KM4D Journal) was published. It emerged from November 2004 discussions in a small attic room at IICD in The Hague; the initial discussants were motivated by, among other things, the desire to create and publish an open journal to report and recognize … Continue reading

ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Open access

Open agricultural knowledge: On MOOCs, mobiles, innovation, outcomes, theories of change

Last week I attended an Open Knowledge for Agricultural Development Convening organized by Michigan State University (MSU), OER Africa, and The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). The aim was to explore ways to “accelerate agricultural development through open knowledge practices”; we discussed innovations in open learning from the AgShare project, as … Continue reading

Film and Video / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / people

Harmonizing knowledge management and research at ILRI

ILRI scientist Alan Duncan was recently interviewed by the USAID Feed the Future/Agrilinks web site on ways he communicates research. He talks about how, since joining ILRI, he is working with ILRI’s Knowledge Management and Information Services to communicate beyond articles – writing blogs, putting more provisional research outputs (and processes) into the public domain, … Continue reading