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

Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / East Africa / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / POD / Training

Why publish? ILRI graduate fellows and early career researchers trained in scientific writing and publishing

ILRI’s Capacity Development (CapDev) Unit working in collaboration with People & Organizational Development (P&OD) Unit and the Training Centre for Communication (TCC), recently delivered a highly interactive and practical workshop designed to give ILRI graduate fellows, post-doctoral fellows and early career researchers, an opportunity to understand the process of scientific writing and publishing Continue reading

Africa / Asia / CCAFS / East Africa / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Latin America / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South America / South Asia / Southeast Asia / Southern Africa / West Africa / WLE

Getting knowledge management and communication into CGIAR programs

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 … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Event / ICT / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Facilitating large events – Lessons from the ict4ag Rwanda conference

This year’s most important event in the world of agricultural information and knowledge took place from 4 to 8 November in Kigali, Rwanda. ict4ag brought together over 400 participants eager to share ideas, questions, and applications supporting the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agricultural development. The event was led by the Technical Centre … Continue reading

Agriculture / East Africa / Event / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / Uganda

Storytelling experiences from the AgrifoodChain workshop

ILRI events are often designed to explore alternative methods of engagement that maximize sharing and learning. The recent AgriFood Chain Toolkit Conference – Livestock and Fish Value Chains in East Africa was one of these events. The conference was sponsored by two CGIAR Research Programs (or CRPs) – ‘Livestock and fish’, and ‘Policies, Institutions and Markets’. Its purpose was … Continue reading

East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Nile BDC planning and consultation meetings: Where communication becomes central

Between November 2012 and February 2013, the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) ran two major events to help steer its efforts in this last year of the Challenge. On 15 and 16 November, a largely internal planning workshop gathered 25 participants representing the four NBDC  projects. On 20-21 February 2013, about 70 people – project staff, partners and other related parties … Continue reading