The CGIAR’s Program on Information and Communication Technologies and Knowledge Management (ICT-KM) has been working over the past years on learning about and promoting ways of ‘connecting people, technology and knowledge for agricultural innovation’. With key projects dealing with a range of ICT and KM questions and topics in its portfolio it has amassed a wide range of knowledge, best practices, experiences and evidence on ICTs and KM in the context of (mostly CGIAR) agricultural research.
Simone Staiger-Rivas of the CGIAR advises research organizations thinking about knowledge sharing "not to start with a strategy."She suggests instead to start small with different projects and experiments. She concludes that we need to adopt the basic approach used in research - to learn, to think about, to experiment, have trials, then scale up - "that's exactly what we should do in knowledge sharing."
- Knowledge sharing 'principles' for agricultural research 23 June 2009 IAALD
- More ‘impactful’ agricultural science and innovation by investing in ‘ICTs’ 22 June 2009 ICT-KM Program
- ICT-enabled collaboration: a presentation at the Science Forum 22 June 2009 ICT-KM Program - Nadia Manning-Thomas' presentation during the CGIAR Science Forum.
- Changing the Emperor: ICT's transforming agricultural science, research and technology
22 June 2009
- IAALD blog 23/06: Knowledge sharing in agricultural research - let strategy follow actions
- Web2forDev: Web 2.0 for Development Gateway - article by Nadia Manning-Thomas, IWMI/ICT-KM : Changing the Emperor: ICT-enabled collaboration transforming agricultural science, research and technology into an effective participatory and innovations system approach.
- CGIAR ICT-KM Program (http://www.ictkm.cgiar.org/) and it’s Knowledge Sharing in Research Project (http://www.ks-cgiar.org/)