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  • Graphic representation of the amount of web-based information/content across continents/regions. Note: This covers all subjects not just agriculture.
  • CIARD aims to influence and provide support at both the level of the organization and of the individual. The initiative is a collective commitment to promote and sustain the openness of agricultural knowledge for all.   Institutional/organizational behaviour can be changed by the development of relevant strategic and policy frameworks. In many cases individual behaviour will not be changed unless there are policy requirements which influence the individual. CIARD aims to provide guidance and support to, and through this to change the behaviour of, both individuals and institutions. Through institutional change will come also enhanced individual change and, in the case of the CIARD initiative, increased and pervasive openness of research outputs. There is already much ‘good practices’ in institutions/organizations around the world, but a great deal more needs to be catalysed.
  • 2011 11 ciard (opening up knowledge for all) ink4 dev -west africa

    1. 1. Opening up Agricultural Knowledge to All(INK4DEV) Week -Eastern AfricaManaging Organisational LearningFor ImpactKampala, Uganda. 21-25 November 2011Presentation by Franz MartinKnowledge and Information Management OfficerFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) www.ciard.net information@ciard.net
    2. 2. SCOPE Public domain agricultural research outputs ARE THEY TRULY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL?Source: Thomson-Reuters (April, 2010).
    3. 3. Africa’s output (traditional scientific publications)Publications over period 1999-2008 Source: Thomson-Reuters (April, 2010).
    4. 4. Network of collaboration Cluster of countries with strongest partnerships (by papers)Source: Thomson-Reuters (April, 2010).
    5. 5. Open Access RepositoriesSource: Repository Maps - repository66.orgPowered by Google 5 year ago
    6. 6. Open Access RepositoriesSource: Repository Maps - repository66.orgSource: Repository Maps - repository66.orgPowered by Google Nov-2011Powered by Google
    7. 7. Map of scientific collaboration (2005/2009)
    8. 8. Content in Google from universitiesGraph by FAO. Source data from www.webometrics.info (Webpages from universities. January, 2009)
    9. 9. Agric. Research Institutional Repositories Status in KenyaSource: Graph by FAO. Source data from KARI, Kenya. May, 2010.
    10. 10. Communicating agricultural research HIGHLIGHTS FROM RESEARCHERSPreeminent ways to communicate- Journals and conferences (3:4) vs Practical demos (1:3) Radio/TV (1:6)Drivers of agricultural research communication:- Institutional demands and commitments, and career developmentKey barrier: Lack of required resources and of institutional policies to enable effective research communication. [strategies] Source: CIARD Global Survey for Researchers. 2011
    11. 11. ICKM Strategy• use of information and communication in a planned, strategic way in order to bring about positive social change
    12. 12. A new way forward A global movement to provide a platform for coherence between ICKM related initiatives For opening up agricultural research knowledge to all15 Founding Partners.More than 100 otherorganizations participating.And growing…
    13. 13. Endorsement of1st Global Conference on 5th General Assembly of the ForumAgricultural Research for for Agricultural Research in AfricaDevelopment (GCARD), March 2010 (FARA), July 2010Recommended that: Recommended that CIARD should:Stakeholders use the potential of advocate for more coherentmulti-partner initiatives such as approaches to knowledge sharingCIARD to facilitate availability and and communication of the outputs ofaccess to information and agricultural research supportknowledge in innovative ways. development of national capacities for all types of stakeholders
    14. 14. Vision Manifesto Checklist (Values) PathwaysFair
    15. 15. Advocacy Capacity BuildingContent Management
    16. 16. Advocacy Collecting evidence of pathways (good practices)Assesment/Review of situation and conditions
    17. 17. Capacity BuildingFocus on development of high quality learning resources for the principal audiences that will enhance awareness and skills for opening up agricultural knowledge CD-Rom F2F Training Learning Resources Online workshops Internet University Partners
    18. 18. Could we work together for opening agricultural knowledge to all? www.ciard.net information@ciard.net