Presentation by Dr. Stephen Rudgard Chief, Knowledge and Capacity for Development Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
An international initiative that aims to reinforce the value of global dialogue and cooperation to address emerging issues...
<ul><li>Community members interact with each other and contribute a range of resources in the form of case studies, good p...
Visits to  www.e-agriculture.org  (2009/10)  Number of visits per month
<ul><li>The Community includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>policy makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rural service providers </l...
KEY TOPICS Important issues identified by the community: 1.  Mobile telephony in rural development 2.  Public-private part...
Public-private partnerships in rural development KEY TOPICS <ul><li>occur at community level providing information and adv...
Agricultural Research  Information for Development  A Global Community
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS ARE THEY TRULY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL?
Graph by FAO. Source data from www.webometrics.info (Webpages from universities. January, 2009) Content in Google from uni...
Source : Thomson-Reuters (April, 2010). Network of collaboration Cluster of countries with strongest partnerships (by pape...
Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google Nov-2010 Open Access Repositories
Source : Thomson-Reuters (April, 2010). World Research Outputs  (share growth)
Source :  Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico and Thomson-Reuters. Brazil: Research Outputs “ Na...
<ul><li>Advocacy/Policy for Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access  projects and products:  </li></ul><ul><li>-  Dialog...
Graph by FAO. Source data from Agricultural Information Worldwide. Vol. 3. No.1  (2010) Accessibility of research outputs ...
Global and Local Challenges  in Research Communication <ul><li>Capacities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of institutional poli...
A new way forward Coherence in Information  for Agricultural Research  for Development
A new partnership for truly accessible information <ul><li>CIARD - new  global movement  </li></ul><ul><li>formed in 2008 ...
Founding Partners 112 partners and growing….. The Community
CIARD Consultations - 2009  Country representation
1 st  Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), March 2010   Recommended that:  Stakeholders  us...
<ul><li>“ To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all” </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>To increase the benefits from investments in agricultural research and innovation for development, the partners in...
CIARD: Benefits to Institutions <ul><li>increased national/international visibility and use of their research output and c...
Capacity Building Task Force Advocacy Task Force Content Management Task Force
<ul><li>Developing Institutional Readiness   </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce and gain support for the CIARD Manifesto and Valu...
Pathways to achieve the Checklist
<ul><li>Global registry of information sources and services in agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>information providers registe...
III Confer ê ncia Internacional sobre Inclus ã o Digital e Social IBICT.  Brasilia, Brasil. 16-19 Novembre ,2010 THANK YOU...
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2010-11 CIARD - Bridging Rural Digital Divide (Brasil) - English

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Presentation by Dr. Stephen Rudgard
Chief, Knowledge and Capacity for Development
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

III Conferência Internacional sobre Inclusão Digital e Social Brasilia, Brasil. 16-19 Novembre , 2010

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2010-11 CIARD - Bridging Rural Digital Divide (Brasil) - English

  1. 1. Presentation by Dr. Stephen Rudgard Chief, Knowledge and Capacity for Development Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) III Confer ê ncia Internacional sobre Inclus ã o Digital e Social Brasilia, Brasil. 16-19 Novembre , 2010 Bridging the Rural Digital Divide the value of a global community of practice
  2. 2. An international initiative that aims to reinforce the value of global dialogue and cooperation to address emerging issues around the role of ICT as an instrument of sustainable agricultural and rural development. The e-Agriculture Community of Practice <ul><li>The e-Agriculture Community of Practice is active on three levels: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual web-based platform (www.e-agriculture.org) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-face meetings and events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-country interventions through partners </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Community members interact with each other and contribute a range of resources in the form of case studies, good practices and lessons learned, documents , publications, links, l earning resources, news and events information. </li></ul>The e-Agriculture Community of Practice Over 7,000 members from + 150 countries
  4. 4. Visits to www.e-agriculture.org (2009/10) Number of visits per month
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Community includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>policy makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rural service providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>development practitioners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>farmers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NGO and CSO staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information and communication specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>in agriculture and rural development. </li></ul>The e-Agriculture Community of Practice
  6. 6. KEY TOPICS Important issues identified by the community: 1. Mobile telephony in rural development 2. Public-private partnerships
  7. 7. Public-private partnerships in rural development KEY TOPICS <ul><li>occur at community level providing information and advisory services addressing the needs of producers </li></ul><ul><li>public sector mandates for provision of information and services are enhanced through local context in a commercial environment added by the private sector </li></ul>
  8. 8. Agricultural Research Information for Development A Global Community
  9. 9. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS ARE THEY TRULY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL?
  10. 10. Graph by FAO. Source data from www.webometrics.info (Webpages from universities. January, 2009) Content in Google from universities
  11. 11. Source : Thomson-Reuters (April, 2010). Network of collaboration Cluster of countries with strongest partnerships (by papers)
  12. 12. Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google Nov-2010 Open Access Repositories
  13. 13. Source : Thomson-Reuters (April, 2010). World Research Outputs (share growth)
  14. 14. Source : Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico and Thomson-Reuters. Brazil: Research Outputs “ Natural knowledge”
  15. 15. <ul><li>Advocacy/Policy for Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access projects and products: </li></ul><ul><li>- Dialogo Cientifico Project (DiCi) </li></ul><ul><li>- Brazilian Digital Library of Thesis and Disertations (BDTD) </li></ul><ul><li>- Sistema Eletrônico de Editoração de Revistas – (SEER), </li></ul><ul><li>- OASIS.br , etc . </li></ul>Accessible information
  16. 16. Graph by FAO. Source data from Agricultural Information Worldwide. Vol. 3. No.1 (2010) Accessibility of research outputs in some International Centres Centre A Centre B Centre C Bibliographic References Full Text Resources Search Engines
  17. 17. Global and Local Challenges in Research Communication <ul><li>Capacities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of institutional policies to enable research communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of specialized skills in complex digital technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diversity of Responses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized Information/Knowledge Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-house IKM Programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D Community Forums/Platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual and Web2.0 tools for Participation/Interaction </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. A new way forward Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development
  19. 19. A new partnership for truly accessible information <ul><li>CIARD - new global movement </li></ul><ul><li>formed in 2008 building on consultations in 2005 and 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>to provide a platform for coherence between information-related initiatives </li></ul>
  20. 20. Founding Partners 112 partners and growing….. The Community
  21. 21. CIARD Consultations - 2009 Country representation
  22. 22. 1 st Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), March 2010   Recommended that: Stakeholders use the potential of multi-partner initiatives such as CIARD to facilitate availability and access to information and knowledge in innovative ways. 5 th General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), July 2010 Recommended that CIARD should: 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 Endorsement of
  23. 23. <ul><li>“ To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all” </li></ul><ul><li>All organizations that create and possess public agricultural research information disseminate and share it more widely </li></ul><ul><li>CIARD partners will (a) coordinate their efforts, (b) promote common formats, (c) adopt open systems </li></ul><ul><li>Create a global network of public collections of information </li></ul>The Vision and Manifesto
  24. 24. <ul><li>To increase the benefits from investments in agricultural research and innovation for development, the partners in the CIARD initiative have agreed to make research outputs truly accessible, based on a common set of values: </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate effective investments </li></ul><ul><li>Establish coherent systems and services </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate content </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and strengthen capacities </li></ul>The Values
  25. 25. CIARD: Benefits to Institutions <ul><li>increased national/international visibility and use of their research output and content services </li></ul><ul><li>increased exchange of information content between their system(s) and others </li></ul><ul><li>increased awareness of other research outputs through information content and services </li></ul><ul><li>increased access to specialised expertise and knowledge and other partners’ proven solutions </li></ul>CIARD: Institutions’ Contributions <ul><li>promote and implement the CIARD vision and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>register products and services on research outputs through the CIARD RING </li></ul><ul><li>adopt/promote international standards related to digital research outputs </li></ul><ul><li>register institutional profile on Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>share lessons learned and experiences </li></ul>
  26. 26. Capacity Building Task Force Advocacy Task Force Content Management Task Force
  27. 27. <ul><li>Developing Institutional Readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce and gain support for the CIARD Manifesto and Values in your institution </li></ul><ul><li>Have your institution recognised as a CIARD partner </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a formal institutional information/ communication strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the capacities of your institution to achieve the CIARD Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Develop national/local partner networks to share resources and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the Availability, Accessibility and Applicability of Research Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure your research outputs are available digitally. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop institutional or thematic information repositories of your outputs as open archives. </li></ul><ul><li>Use international metadata standards, data exchange protocols, and agricultural vocabularies and thesauri. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a clearly defined licensing policy for your outputs. </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize the structure and the content of web sites for search engines. </li></ul><ul><li>Share metadata by participating in international information systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘social’ Web 2.0 media and applications to share your outputs. </li></ul><ul><li>Build formal and informal networks to to repackage your outputs. </li></ul>Checklist of Good Practices
  28. 28. Pathways to achieve the Checklist
  29. 29. <ul><li>Global registry of information sources and services in agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>information providers register their services in various categories – e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents repositories: 68 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds – news &events: 18 </li></ul></ul>R outemap to I nformation N odes and G ateways http://ring.ciard.net /
  30. 30. III Confer ê ncia Internacional sobre Inclus ã o Digital e Social IBICT. Brasilia, Brasil. 16-19 Novembre ,2010 THANK YOU for more information please visit www.e-agriculture www.ciard.net Bridging the Rural Digital Divide: the value of a global community of practice

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