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An innovation platform writeshop: Capturing and scaling out learning

In May 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) convened a ‘writeshop’ on innovation platforms in Nairobi. Twenty individuals worked together, with expert facilitation and artistic support to produce 12 ‘practice briefs’. A contribution to the CGIAR Humidtropics research program, the briefs draw on experiences of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, several CGIAR centers and partner organizations. Continue reading

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Writing our science for development: A new look at writeshops

Carbon sequestration, GHG emissions, NDVI, GIS…..these are some of the words that routinely fly in a conversation around my workspace. You see, I sit with subject matter specialists and that subject is  the environment. The words are perfect for scholarly publications but my raison d’etre is to put them in everyday language so that farmers, staff … Continue reading