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Ripples of change and winning people over with engagement: Lessons from Africa RISING

Working with the same group of people, to support their events and processes, clearly presents many opportunities. Through regular engagement it becomes possible to shift the attitude and ideas of people, and the course of their events and processes. Here is an example of such a journey that Africa RISING teams went through. Continue reading

Africa / Caribbean / ICT / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

ODK used by ILRI for livestock data collection

Data collecting is a vital part of research for development work, as the results inform good decision making. Paper based system have been used to collect data in the field and for monitoring and evaluation of projects in rural areas. However, this approach is time consuming, labour intensive, error prone that may affect productivity and … Continue reading

ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Using CIARD RING to publish ILRI information services and tools

Inter-connecting agricultural research information systems and tools is one activity of the ‘Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development’ (CIARD) movement. It has set up an online ‘RING‘ as a registry of information services provided by various organizations working in this area. The RING draws on information submitted by organizations like the International Livestock … Continue reading

East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Reporting and communication help power FAO agriknowledge ShareFair in Addis Ababa

In October 2012 the Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) team at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa worked day and night to help make a success of an AgriKnowledge ShareFair ‘Towards Food and Nutrition Security in the Horn of Africa.’ The Horn of Africa has suffered several droughts in the last … Continue reading

ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / people / Social media

ILRI ‘communications’ powers the Livestock Exchange event

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) and Public Awareness (PA) teams were heavily involved in organizing, facilitating,  documenting and reporting about the recent Livestock Exchange (or LivestockX) event held on 9 and 10 November 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event, which was hosted by the ILRI Board of Trustees, had 130 … Continue reading