At last week’s Knowledge for Development African Partnership Conference, ILRI’s KM approach was shared with participants. Continue reading
Category Archives: Communications
Open access and data accelerate ILRI’s innovation and research
ILRI takes open access seriously, adopting open licences for its products, setting up a dedicated repository as a publishing tool for all its products and establishing a portal for its data. Open access isn not just mandatory, it offers significant opportunities for its research to travel further and be applied. Continue reading
ILRI has a new website!
We just launched our new website and would love to know what you think! Continue reading
ILRI wikis have moved to new platform
Our wikis have moved to a new home because our previous provider Wikispaces recently closed. Find your wiki on http://ilriwikis.org/ Continue reading
The great wiki migration
Wikispaces is closing this September. The 80 wikis we have hosted on the platform will soon become unavailable there. We have thus secured the services of a tech firm, CiviHosting, to migrate our wikis from Wikispaces to a new platform. CiviHosting is a web development and hosting company with experience migrating Wikispaces wikis. They have … Continue reading
How the CGSpace collaboration helps make CGIAR outputs open and accessible
This article by Abenet Yabowork, Alan Orth and Peter Ballantyne in the KM4Dev Journal explains the origins, operation and uses of the CGSpace repository set up in 2009 by the International Livestock Research Institute with several partners. Continue reading
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
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
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
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