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  • 1. Managing Agricultural Knowledge Through Localized Community Expert System Project Kickoff meeting Monday 19th November 2012
  • 2. Kickoff Meeting AgendaProject Stakeholders Plan• Background • Role • Project Phases• Goal / Objectives • ROI / Benefit • Work Plan
  • 3. Project / BackgroundThe idea of using Expert System originallycame from the need of Kenanaonline toorganize and manage knowledge publishedby the community and facilitate the Access toKnowledge.Kenanaonline is a community web publishingplatform supported by ICT Trust Fund / MCIT.
  • 4. Project / Background
  • 5. Project / GoalIdentify a workable model of building efficient Knowledge Bases for solving problems in specific knowledge domains through the use of Expert Systems.
  • 6. The Expert System Model Domain Knowledge Knowledge ExpertSpecialists Engineering Rules SystemKnow How Training Acquisition Platform
  • 7. Stakeholders• IDRC / UNDP• ICT Trust Fund / CLAES• Knowledge Domain Experts• Knowledge Engineering Experts• Expert System Consultants• Partners / Organizations
  • 8. Stakeholders / CLAES The Central Lab for Agricultural Expert SystemDr. Ahmed Rafea brief about the role of CLAES in the expert system field.
  • 9. Stakeholders / CLAES / RoleCLAES Roles:• Provides Knowledge Engineers.• Hand On Training of the Knowledge domain specialists• Provide the Self Training Materials content.
  • 10. Stakeholders / CLAES / RoleCLAES Benefit:• Empowers the community with a user friendly Expert System tools.• Provides self paced training material.• Develops a community of specialists building their own Expert systems• Marketing of the already developed advanced Expert Systems
  • 11. Stakeholders / Domain ExpertsRole:Capture their domain specific knowledge into an Expert System.Benefit:- Full ownership of the online Expert system- Opening new Market, business opportunities- Technical and Knowledge support / training
  • 12. Stakeholders / Organizations, PartnersRole:• Empower their specialists with a user friendly Expert System tools.• Provide self paced training material.• Build their own organization Expert SystemBenefit:- Full ownership of the online Expert system- Opening new Market, business opportunities- Technical and Knowledge support / training
  • 13. Stakeholders / Organizations, Partners• Partner organizations in this project: – Salasel – Research Centers – GAFRD Dr. Wael Rafae brief on Salasel
  • 14. Project PlanFoundational Phase March – October 2012• Literature Review• Situational Analysis• Selection of micro topics on which knowledge bases will be developed• Selection of knowledge experts• Develop Expert System Tools• Develop partnerships
  • 15. Project PlanPilot Phase ( December 2012 – January 2013 )- Develop 3 Expert Systems- Develop Self Paced multimedia training MaterialTraining Phase ( February – April 2013 )• Conduct awareness and training workshops• Training a group of experts on developing knowledge bases• Evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the knowledge bases.• Evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the Expert System Tool
  • 16. Work Plan- The level of effort required for the Pilot phase is from 10 to 15 days.- The Domain Experts Hand on Training will be from 9 to 20 December.- An individual schedule will be planned for each domain expert.- Hand on Training will be conducted in groups based on the knowledge domain. Thank you