Communications / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCKFISH / 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

Agriculture / Communications / Ethiopia / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social media

AgKnowledge innovation process share fair: Processing the process of all processes

An AgKnowledge Innovation Process Share Fair recently took place (25-26 May 2015) at the Addis Ababa campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to discuss this central message. The fair focused on what too many people tend to forget often: the process (of innovation) and the need for process literacy. Continue reading