Agriculture / CKM / Communications / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Participation

When event support moves into strategic process support

ILRI’s CKM team recently supported the process leading to and facilitating a ‘National coordination and experience sharing forum (NCESF) in the area of food security and resilience building programs in Ethiopia’. This experience went well beyond typical event support and offered interesting opportunities for ILRI more widely. This post also looks at lessons learned in the process. Continue reading

A4NH / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Communications / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Nutrition / Open access

Open-access Knowledge Bank tackles malnutrition

Developed through the mNutrition Initiative, the Nutrition Knowledge Bank (going live today) aims to help bridge the gap between information providers and users by providing an open-access store of both nutrition-sensitive agricultural approaches and nutrition-specific health interventions. Continue reading

Article / CKM / Communications / ILRI / ILRIComms / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / Open access

Towards innovation-spaces: Slowly evolving the ILRI Nairobi info-centre

At ILRI we intentionally further our culture of innovation. Currently we are transforming the info centre on the Nairobi campus into a multi-use co-working space. Our goal is to create a flexible collaboration hub for researchers, PhD students, fellows, staff from the regions and partners alike. Continue reading

Communications / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Tanzania

Strategizing communication and knowledge management for a new ILRI project: why, what and how?

A new project with the visibility and scale like the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project deserves a strong communication approach, especially when the project team is keen on earmarking resources and attention for it.
This post tracks back the development of the ACGG communication plan and some of the challenges and opportunities in the process… 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

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