CCAFS / CKM / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCKCRP / Participation / Research / Social learning

Social learning opportunities for CGIAR’s new research programs

Social learning approaches take learning and behaviour change beyond the individual to communities, networks and systems. Through facilitated processes of working together, interactive dialogue, exchange, learning, action and reflection, shared ways of knowing emerge that lead to changes, and improvements, in practice. Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate change / Event / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Scaling social learning for climate change and food security up and out, now or never

The originally CCAFS-funded initiative on climate change communication and social learning (CCSL) has to start scaling up big and wide in 2015, or cease to exist in 2016. That is one of the many important conclusions of the recent CCSL team meeting (15-17 December 2014 in Kenya)… Continue reading

CCAFS / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Why technology adoption is nowhere near where it should be and how social learning could help

Have we misunderstood technology adoption all these years? The annual monitoring and evaluation meeting of the Africa RISING program featured a presentation by David Spielman (IFPRI) that addressed this very issue. It connected strongly with CCAFS work on social learning and showed some directions for social learning to remain relevant for many and for the long haul… Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate change / Event / ILRIComms / Innovation Systems / Interview / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Assessing social learning? Four monitoring specialists provide some answers

Last month, the Climate Change Communication and Social Learning (CCSL) project organized an evidence-gathering workshop to better unpack what social learning is, and particularly how to assess and monitor it. Four monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists comment on some of the issues raised. Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / CCAFS / Climate change / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Doing, documenting and assessing social learning with the CCSL framework and toolkit

There has been much talk about social learning in CGIAR over the past decade. In recent years we have seen additional actions driven by the CCSL initiative; it has now produced a climate change communication and social learning framework and toolkit to help social learning beginners and experts do, document and assess social learning. Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate change / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Climate change communication and social learning for smarter agricultural research

Social learning helps smart organizations become smarter, and their activities to end up in smarter results. This is what a group of people working on climate change communication and social learning (CCSL) posited in June 2013 at a plan-and-writeshop. Hypothesis A: Social learning improves institutional processes and performance/effectiveness in the context of climate change. Hypothesis B: Social … Continue reading