The second phase of the Africa RISING program is featuring communities of practice (CoP) focused on seven distinct themes. The ILRI comms team is supporting the CoP champions to facilitate their engagement.
These are highlights and lessons learnt from an event of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) known as ‘Celebrating FARA’, which was held 26-28 November 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The intention of the organizers of the ‘African Dairy Seminar’ (21-24 September 2014) was, from the start, to organize a ‘different kind of event’, realizing that a lot of workshops are run in a rather standard kind of way. The difference this time? Good content and questions, a good mix of participants, and useful (graphic) facilitation – with all that this encompasses…
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently held a three-day training for communication staff working with the Tanzania Dairy Development Forum.
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.
In many CGIAR programs and activities, communication and knowledge management are invited too little and too late. This means that the results of their science may fall into oblivion. Much can be achieved by bringing communication and knowledge management right into the heart of CGIAR programs – to support engagement with partners, research uptake and …
Among many platforms and apps developed, my attention caught by a platform called Mkulima (a young farmer helping a young farmer) which is a social media platform to engage young farmers.