Africa / Agriculture / Asia / Countries / DRYLANDSCRP / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / India / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Mozambique / South Asia / Southern Africa

imGoats project draws on communication support to maximise impacts

The imGoats project aims to increase incomes and food security in a sustainable manner by enhancing pro-poor small ruminant value chains in India and Mozambique. It is running until December 2012 and five months before its end, project members recently examined what the project can contribute in terms of useful lessons and outputs of different sorts … Continue reading

East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / people / Social media

ILRI helps set up local ‘Knowledge Management for Development’ group in Ethiopia

Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) is an established community of practice (CoP) that seeks to forge linkages and encourage peer learning and exploration around the field of knowledge management for development. The network has grown a lot over the past five years and now has just under 1500 mailing list subscribers and over 2700 Ning … Continue reading

Asia / ILRIComms / India / Knowledge and Information / Report / South Asia

Getting the right content for ICTs in India

A new IFPRI discussion paper authored by Claire Glendenning (IFPRI) and Pier-Paolo Ficarelli (ILRI) examines content development and management processes occurring in six well-known ICT projects in Indian agriculture. Though there are differences in scale and mechanisms of delivery and feedback, all of the case study projects use a network of experts in relevant fields … 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

Agriculture / Ethiopia / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

ICTs, mobile phones and Ethiopian agriculture

Yesterday, Judy Payne (USAID e-Business Advisor) and Amol Jadhav (GSMA Development Fund) convened an informal meeting of people in Addis Ababa with an interest in information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agriculture. The aim was to share ongoing United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and GSMA (the trade association for mobile industries) Development Fund … Continue reading

Ethiopia / Knowledge and Information

More teamwork and integrated communication for ILRI: Partnerships and communications 2012 plan

Most of us want to be part of an interesting, engaging and successful meeting where, as the dust settles and participants get back at their work stations, there is a general feeling of being empowered and energized as opposed to feeling overwhelmed by long discussions that lack follow-up plans. This was the feeling of participants … 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

East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / people / Social media

Ewen Le Borgne joins ILRI as Knowledge Sharing and Communication Specialist

Today, Ewen Le Borgne officially joined the KMIS team, based in Addis Ababa. Ewen will lead a range of activities around knowledge sharing/management, learning, event facilitation, communication and monitoring & evaluation. He believes that development is “all about empowerment and that learning is essential to empowerment because it gives the means to continually improve one’s … Continue reading

Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social media / Training

Web 2.0 learning opportunity in Ethiopia ’empowering’ for participants

A five-day web 2.0 training was conducted from May 23-27, 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training was organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). Participants came from Government offices, Universities, the United Nations, Non-Governmental and International Organizations with various areas of specialization. The … Continue reading