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

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

ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information

Knowledge is like rainwater … supporting the NBDC with knowledge and communication

This week, communication people from across the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) meet in South Africa to compare and agree ways to improve communication and collaboration practices within the CPWF and among its partners. ILRI’s Peter Ballantyne is attending for the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) – one of the CPWF-supported Basin … Continue reading