Film and Video / ILRI / ILRIComms / Interview / Knowledge and Information / people / Presentation / Training

Incorporating multimedia in ILRI’s research

Last week, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) staff in Nairobi and Addis Ababa Ethiopia attended a Komms Klinic session on ‘working with multimedia’. Nairobi participants enjoyed the live presentation while Addis colleagues joined in Via WebEx. Paul Karaimu , ILRI’s corporate writer led the session and engaged participants in a captivating presentation and discussion on: … Continue reading

ICT / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Social media / Training

Komms Klinics reloaded: Get smarter about research information, knowledge and communication at ILRI

ILRI staff, other CGIAR centers and partner organizations involved in research for development all have to work with information, knowledge and communication. In fact they all do it, continuously. Research is indeed about information, knowledge and communication too, whether alone, in teams and in wider and increasingly complex partnerships. We can achieve smarter research through smarter … Continue reading

Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate change / Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Social learning and climate change: CGIAR and partners in the (local) decision-making whirlwind

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) last week convened a workshop on communication and social learning in climate change. How did we tackle to challenge of facilitating a ‘social learning’ process with a room full of facilitators and communicators? CCAFS seeks to “overcome the threats to agriculture and food … Continue reading

Event / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / West Africa / WLE

Communication the focus of Volta Basin workshop – when the Nile visits the Volta, knowledge flows like water

Effectively communicating research for development is a crucial challenge for everyone in the CGIAR. Sometimes, having an external view about one’s own issues frees up some ideas and can help turn challenges into opportunities. It was in this spirit that the Knowledge Management and Information Services team at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) supported … Continue reading

ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Devising and sustaining agri-water research communication efforts over time

One year ago, in February 2011, project staff from 10 Agriculture Water Management projects got together in a mini ‘share fair’ to share their objectives, intended outcomes, products, timelines, stakeholders and geographical focus. One of the ‘hot’ discussion topics was communication … more specifically how to sustain interest and investment over time. Participants were concerned … Continue reading

e-resources / ILRI / ILRIComms / people

ILRI pool of freelance editors, translators, and communication experts

Looking for some editorial assistance? We have set up an ILRI pool of editorial and other communication experts from around the world.  The list has sections for English-language editors/proofreaders, scientific journalists, design and layout experts, film and multimedia experts, full-service communication experts and translators.  Of course, you can also call on ILRI’s own editorial, graphics, … Continue reading