Africa / Agriculture / Climate change / Ethiopia / Event / Knowledge and Information

Media a key role in getting our messages out; and in Ethiopia’s development

On April 29th, 2012 a full house of national journalists from government and private media joined UN Communication Officers in a national workshop on the status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Ethiopia and the role of media in taking these forward. The presenter from UNDP coordinating the MDG programme in Ethiopia highlighted that … Continue reading

Africa / CCAFS / Climate change / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social media

Connect, engage, share and learn: A social media guide on climate change in Africa

Social media have turned the information and communication world upside down. Africa is not the most prominent continent when it comes to social media use, but penetration is increasing rapidly. Fashion, sport and pop culture in Africa are all making use of social media, but so is development. Particularly for complex issues that require inputs from … Continue reading

Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate change / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Social learning and climate change: CGIAR and partners in the (local) decision-making whirlwind

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) last week convened a workshop on communication and social learning in climate change. How did we tackle to challenge of facilitating a ‘social learning’ process with a room full of facilitators and communicators? CCAFS seeks to “overcome the threats to agriculture and food … Continue reading

Africa / Climate change / Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCKFISH / people / Social media

Goats and Trees: 10 weeks as a KMIS intern at ILRI, Addis Ababa

On 26 January 2012, Kara Brown travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to begin a 10-week internship with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Knowledge Management & Information Services (KMIS). Here she reflects on her days in Addis Ababa – the ideas were initially shared with ILRI colleagues on 30 March 2012. It was my very … Continue reading

Africa / CCAFS / Climate change / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / West Africa

ILRI KMIS facilitates and documents climate-smart crop breeding workshop for CCAFS

On 6, 7 and 8 December, staff of Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) provided facilitation and reporting support to a Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) workshop titled ‘Developing climate-smart crops for 2030 world’. It took place on the ILRI Ethiopia campus in Addis Ababa. The … Continue reading