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

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

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

Ethiopia / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Participation / people / Social learning

Social learning at the AgKnowledge innovation process ShareFair

Social Learning is, almost by definition, a form of Slow Learning. Social learning was at the heart of the Innovation Process share fair held at ILRI Ethiopia in May 2015. This post reviews results from a survey about participants’ experience at the fair, and outcomes of their participation. 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

Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Presentation

Navigating monitoring and evaluation with a knowledge management compass

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) often feels as a burden that to be complied with. It is often equated with bean-counting and providing meaningless reports. Yet M&E also offers the promise of great learning – if done well. It can be a real instrument for smart adaptive management to deal with complex organizational agendas. How do … Continue reading

cgspace / Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Training

ILRI hosts DSpace Ethiopia user meeting and CGSpace training

From 28 October to 1 November 2013, International Livestock Research Institute knowledge management team in Addis Ababa held an informal first Ethiopia DSpace Interest Group Meeting and a DSpace Technical Training for staff and other DSpace users. On the first day, about 25 people came to ILRI from various organizations in Ethiopia and abroad to meet, … Continue reading