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Category Archives: ILRIComms
‘Leveling’ livestock information: Knowledge management at an ICAR–ILRI communications workshop
Originally posted on ILRI news:
At the lobby of National Agricultural Science Centre (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan). Note: This is the tenth in a series of articles on ‘Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods— A dozen stories from northern and eastern India’. PART 10: ‘Leveling’ access to livestock information: Knowledge management talks at an ICAR–ILRI communications…
Reaching stakeholders, influencing policies: ICAR–ILRI communications workshop
Originally posted on ILRI news:
Some of the ICAR scientists and communications staff at an ICAR-ILRI communications workshop in New Delhi in March 2016 (ILRI/Susan MacMillan). Note: This is the ninth in a series of articles on ‘Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods— A dozen stories from northern and eastern India‘. Part 9: Reaching stakeholders,…
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
Could teachers or facilitators be leaders?
I did not think seriously about the fact that I could be a leader until I participated in a facilitation skills workshop for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) in March 2016. Continue reading
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
Developing ILRI’s capacity in participatory decision-making, from out in and in out
Participatory decision-making is essential to international agricultural research programs. Facilitation helps tackle it head-on and methodically. ILRI has understood this and is investing in this skill through training various staffs and further developing in-house capacity for group facilitation beyond the training. Continue reading
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
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
Social learning – is there any other kind?
We’ve been exploring social learning in climate change for three years in the Climate Change and Social Learning (CCSL) project. But in the world wide web, social learning is much more closely related to social media. What to make of it? Continue reading