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

Ethiopia / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Participation / people / Social learning

Social learning at the AgKnowledge innovation process ShareFair

Social Learning is, almost by definition, a form of Slow Learning. Social learning was at the heart of the Innovation Process share fair held at ILRI Ethiopia in May 2015. This post reviews results from a survey about participants’ experience at the fair, and outcomes of their participation. Continue reading

Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

ILRI CKM supports ‘gamification for social good’ hackathon

I had the pleasure of attending my very first Gamification Hackathon, ‘Gamify it!’, organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with iceaddis and eLearning Africa to support the event through documentation, shooting videos and capturing photos. Continue reading

Event / ILRI / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / Social learning / Training

CGIAR facilitates communication for research uptake (ResUP) training in Nairobi symposium

A CGIAR-led half-day training session on ‘key messaging and pitching for impact and influencing decision makers to take up research’ was held on the last day of a ResUp Meet Up Symposium and Training Exchange held 9-12 February 2015 in Nairobi, to explore emerging issues and advance skills and practice in research uptake. 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