CCAFS / CKM / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-CRP / 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

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

Article / CKM / Communications / ILRI / ILRIComms / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / Open access

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

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

Africa / CapDev / CKM / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRIComms / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / PIL

An innovation platform writeshop: Capturing and scaling out learning

In May 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) convened a ‘writeshop’ on innovation platforms in Nairobi. Twenty individuals worked together, with expert facilitation and artistic support to produce 12 ‘practice briefs’. A contribution to the CGIAR Humidtropics research program, the briefs draw on experiences of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, several CGIAR centers and partner organizations. Continue reading