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

Africa / Event / ILRIComms / LIVESTOCKFISH / PIM / Value chains

Creative (graphic) facilitation to support a dairy value chain seminar

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… Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate change / Event / ILRIComms / Innovation Systems / Interview / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Assessing social learning? Four monitoring specialists provide some answers

Last month, the Climate Change Communication and Social Learning (CCSL) project organized an evidence-gathering workshop to better unpack what social learning is, and particularly how to assess and monitor it. Four monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists comment on some of the issues raised. Continue reading

Africa / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Dairying / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCKFISH / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Training

Livestock and Fish program gives communication skills training to Tanzania Dairy Development Forum partners

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently held a three-day training for communication staff working with the Tanzania Dairy Development Forum. Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate change / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social learning

Climate change communication and social learning for smarter agricultural research

Social learning helps smart organizations become smarter, and their activities to end up in smarter results. This is what a group of people working on climate change communication and social learning (CCSL) posited in June 2013 at a plan-and-writeshop. Hypothesis A: Social learning improves institutional processes and performance/effectiveness in the context of climate change. Hypothesis B: Social … Continue reading