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Council 142 inf-3 ciard

  1. 1. Coherencein Information<br />forAgriculturalResearch<br />forDevelopment<br />Stephen Rudgard<br />Chief, Knowledge and Capacity for Development<br />Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension (OEK)<br />www.ciard.net<br />information@ciard.net<br />
  2. 2. The Importance of Knowledge Sharing Mechanisms in Agricultural Innovation<br />Rapid agricultural innovation is knowledge-intensive and depends on access to information and knowledge<br />New types of research, organisations, and collaboration create new demands<br />Improving the way the partners work together requires greater information and information flow systems<br />And yet....<br />Much public domain agricultural knowledge is not widely accessible<br />And proprietary knowledge does not ‘travel’ easily<br />
  3. 3. Contribution and Participation in Science Publishing<br />Territory size shows proportion of scientific papers published in 2001 by authors living there. <br />Copyright SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan)<br />
  4. 4. Global and local challenges in knowledge sharing in agricultural innovation<br /><ul><li>Capacities to enable effective knowledge sharing
  5. 5. Lack of institutional policies
  6. 6. Insufficient use of information management standards
  7. 7. Lack of specialized skills and at local level in digital technologies and face-to-face formats
  8. 8. Diversity of Responses
  9. 9. Customized information/knowledge systems not openly accessible
  10. 10. Formal and informal networks of institutions
  11. 11. Variety of Community Forums/Platforms
  12. 12. Emergence of virtual tools for participation, interaction and learning</li></li></ul><li>The Community<br />Founding Partners<br />More than 100 other organizations participating…<br />
  13. 13. Coherence in Information <br />for Agricultural Research for Development<br />A new global movement to provide a platform for coherence <br />between information-related initiatives <br />to make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge <br />truly accessible to all <br />2009<br />2007<br />2008<br />2005<br />2010<br />2012<br />2011<br />1st IISAST Consultation <br />Task Forces<br />CIARD Initiative launched <br />(15 founding partners)<br />Regional Consultations<br />70countries<br />GCARD 2012<br />2nd IISAST Consultation<br />e-Consultation & Beijing Consultation<br />+ Regional Workshops<br />CIARD endorsed - GCARD & FARA<br />100+ partners & CIARD-RING…<br />
  14. 14. Endorsement of <br />1st Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), March 2010<br /> <br />Recommended that: <br />Stakeholders use the potential of multi-partner initiatives such as CIARD to facilitate availability and access to information and knowledge in innovative ways.<br />5th General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), July 2010<br />Recommended that CIARD should: <br />advocate for more coherent approaches to knowledge sharing and communication of the outputs of agricultural research support development of national capacities for all types of stakeholders<br />
  15. 15. The Vision and Manifesto<br />“To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all”<br /><ul><li>All organizations that create and possess public agricultural research information disseminate and share it more widely
  16. 16. CIARD partners will (a) coordinate their efforts, (b) promote common formats, (c) adopt open systems
  17. 17. Create a global network of public collections of information</li></li></ul><li>XXX XXXXX <br />Vision<br />Checklist<br />Manifesto<br />(Values)<br />Pathways<br />Fair<br />Framework of Standards and Services<br />www.ciard.net<br />
  18. 18. Routemap to Information Nodes and Gateways<br />Global registry of information sources and services in agriculture<br />Information providers register their services in various categories – e.g.<br />107 document repositories with over 4 million accessions, and 750,00 full text documents<br />RSS feeds – news & events: 18<br />http://ring.ciard.net/<br />
  19. 19. - the Way Forward<br />International and regional organizations:<br />Achieve even stronger consensus and increase support for CIARD-related advocacy, capacity building and technical services<br />Use GCARD 2012 as a platform to increase engagement in CIARD<br />National agencies and organizations: <br />put in place policies and incentives for their scientists to make their outputs accessible<br />Create/Strengthen their research communication activities<br />Register their knowledge services in the CIARD-RING<br />Donors providing Research Funds<br />Develop sound approaches to ensure their grantees communicate their findings effectively<br />
  20. 20. THINK GLOBAL – ACT LOCAL<br />www.ciard.net<br />

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