Sharing results: communication within the Napier grass disease resistance project Presented at the ASARECA/ILRI Workshop o...
<ul><li>The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place </li></ul><ul><li>G.B.Shaw, 19...
<ul><li>Our job: To put research results into words and images while collaborating with our partners </li></ul><ul><li>Str...
Did communication take place in our project? And how? <ul><li>Project launch in KARI, Kenya in 2008 relayed by Kenyan news...
<ul><li>Thanks to the information disseminated by our partners we know now that: </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer’s knowledge on N...
<ul><li>Food for thought </li></ul><ul><li>Did one ever wonder about the other country’s stakeholder meetings? </li></ul><...
Website  http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/   <ul><ul><li>To raise awareness about the Napier gras...
http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
Structured navigation layout throughout the site makes it easy for users to locate their position in the website and move ...
Google sites integrate with other Google products  e.g. Google docs. This makes it easy to embed  documents in a webpage. ...
Search function that makes it easy  for users to search for information  in the site. http://sites.google.com/site/napierg...
Links to the other social media tools used http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/ RSS feeds that you can subscribe to
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilri/sets/72157623669425897/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilri/sets/72157623669425897/
http://mahider.ilri.org/handle/10568/840
http://ongoing-research.cgiar.org/napier-grass-smut-and-stunt-resistance
http://www.slideshare.net/ILRI/presentations
 
Food for thought <ul><li>Did we create a community of practice around Napier grass diseases in the region that will surviv...
 
<ul><li>When the project finishes, in terms of practices, research findings, etc only  drive  and  commitment  from people...
<ul><li>Let us start by exchanging e-mails and hope to share information and practices about Napier grass outside of this ...
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Presented by Genevieve Renard and Esther Gacheru (ILRI) to the ASARECA/ILRI Workshop on Mitigating the Impact of Napier Grass Smut and Stunt Diseases, Addis Ababa, June 2-3, 2010.

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  1. 1. Sharing results: communication within the Napier grass disease resistance project Presented at the ASARECA/ILRI Workshop on Mitigating the Impact of Napier Grass Smut and Stunt Diseases, Addis Ababa, June 2-3, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place </li></ul><ul><li>G.B.Shaw, 1925 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Our job: To put research results into words and images while collaborating with our partners </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for knowledge sharing in the project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal communication and exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing information </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Did communication take place in our project? And how? <ul><li>Project launch in KARI, Kenya in 2008 relayed by Kenyan newspapers, KARI newsletters, leaflets, radio shows, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Project launch in Uganda in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3 years, workshops, stakeholder meetings, posters, agricultural shows, scientific reports, etc </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Thanks to the information disseminated by our partners we know now that: </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer’s knowledge on Napier stunt disease has increased </li></ul><ul><li>Napier stunt disease incidence on farms has reduced and, </li></ul><ul><li>Fodder yields have improved thanks to best management practices </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Food for thought </li></ul><ul><li>Did one ever wonder about the other country’s stakeholder meetings? </li></ul><ul><li>How was it set up? What were the interactions like? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Website http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/ <ul><ul><li>To raise awareness about the Napier grass diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To link between the project partners, donors, coordinators and stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To have a wider audience to share the project’s ongoing work and outputs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To show visibility to donors </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
  9. 9. http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
  10. 10. http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
  11. 11. http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
  12. 12. Structured navigation layout throughout the site makes it easy for users to locate their position in the website and move back and forth between the pages. http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
  13. 13. Google sites integrate with other Google products e.g. Google docs. This makes it easy to embed documents in a webpage. http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
  14. 14. Search function that makes it easy for users to search for information in the site. http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
  15. 15. Links to the other social media tools used http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/
  16. 16. http://sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance/ RSS feeds that you can subscribe to
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilri/sets/72157623669425897/
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilri/sets/72157623669425897/
  19. 19. http://mahider.ilri.org/handle/10568/840
  20. 20. http://ongoing-research.cgiar.org/napier-grass-smut-and-stunt-resistance
  21. 21. http://www.slideshare.net/ILRI/presentations
  22. 23. Food for thought <ul><li>Did we create a community of practice around Napier grass diseases in the region that will survive the lifespan of the project? </li></ul><ul><li>How can knowledge sharing and communication play a role in reinforcing the community of practice? </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>When the project finishes, in terms of practices, research findings, etc only drive and commitment from people will create a community of practice </li></ul><ul><li>A community of practice is considered a rich potential source of helpful information </li></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>Let us start by exchanging e-mails and hope to share information and practices about Napier grass outside of this meeting! </li></ul>
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