The CIARD Movement: revisioning a global partnership for local benefit


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  • In order to address these barriers to opening access to data and information and to their effective transformation and use.  An integrated two-pronged approach of good policy and practice is needed so that organizations can develop incentives build up their skills base for greater cooperation and sharing.  In addition, capacity development has to be a cornerstone of the approach that will help in applying data and information to solving real problems.  A collective effort will really help many smaller institutions to make information truly accessible and contribute to its effective use as they can immediately adopt proven practices and tools without having to develop their own.BENEFITS:  By supporting a more coordinated approach to opening up data and information and enabling their effective use, research organizations can reduce costs and guide, train, and motivate their staff.
  • PRIORITIES AREAS IDENTIFIED:1. To improve investment through introduction of sound policies and coordinated approaches; 2. To develop institutional capacity through encouraging self-sufficiency and empowerment; 3. To make data and information accessible by promoting open content and common standards.
  • Technical issues and technologies. A set of open services -such as the CIARD.RING- and tools are available to promote information and data sharing, and open standards are continuously being developed and applied.
  • The CIARD Movement: revisioning a global partnership for local benefit

    1. 1. presented by Stephen Rudgard, Chief, Knowledge and Capacity for Development Side Event: Information and Knowledge for Food Security Africa Agriculture Science Week, July 2013 Opening Agricultural Knowledge The CIARD Movement: revisioning a global partnership for local benefit
    2. 2. Innovation is knowledge- intensive and requires greater information sharing/exchange Access to research outputs is essential to address problems Effective information use enhances innovation within and among communities Greater use of information will accelerate rural development Using Knowledge to power Innovation
    3. 3. Low investment in opening knowledge – organizations invest very little in communicating their knowledge by ensuring it is adapted to rural needs or even accessible on the Internet Opening Agricultural Knowledge We produce results, but what happens to them? It seems that much useful data and information is not accessible and the farmers don’t seem to benefit
    4. 4. Opening Agricultural Knowledge
    5. 5. WHAT IS NEEDED An integrated twin-track approach of good policy and practice Capacity development – a cornerstone A collective effort - adopt proven practices and tools A coordinated approach will reduce costs and guide, train and motivate staff in research organizations to make the results of research more accessible and usable
    6. 6. “opening agricultural knowledge for development” A Global Movement COHERENCE IN PARTNERSHIP & ACTION
    7. 7. 15 Founding Partners And now 400+ other organizations A GLOBAL MOVEMENT All working to ensure that information become more accessible to those who need them
    8. 8. Vision Manifesto (Values) Checklist Pathways Standards and Services Fair Advocacy Toolkit Framework
    9. 9. Routemap to Information Nodes and Gateways Global Registry 414 information providers 813 open information services in agriculture - 369 document repositories - 6 million accessions - 900,000 full text documents CIARD Ring is a platform for the next generation of information services
    10. 10. Other scientists will publish our results if we share them Our institution has no policy on communicating its outputs We have no systems and tools for Internet dissemination There are no staff with the skills in digital technologies We don’t have time to adapt our results into the what extensionists want Support for overcoming the Challenges in Research Communication
    11. 11. “…CIARD gives us a global framework for what we have been trying to do at individual and institutional level; now I feel empowered to tell my Director …” 2009: CIARD consultation in Africa at FARA “…CIARD gives us a global framework for what we have been trying to do at individual and institutional level; now I feel empowered to tell my Director …” 2009: CIARD consultation in Africa at FARA
    12. 12. Advocacy! Advocacy! Advocacy! A CONSULTATIVE PROCESS Endorsements for CIARD 2010: GCARD-1 2010: FARA Assembly 2012: G20 MACS 2012: GCARD-2
    13. 13. A Review of CIARD: 2008 - 2013 Global CIARD Consultation, May 2013
    14. 14. The original CIARD vision: “to make agricultural research information and knowledge publicly accessible to all.” 20092008 2011 The Vision is changing 2013 The proposed new CIARD vision: “to enable the sharing and exchange of data, information and knowledge for agricultural development.” Emphasis on innovation for smallholders
    15. 15. PROPOSED NEW OBJECTIVES To advocate and promote openness for all types of agricultural knowledge and data To share validated policies, practices, and tools To be an agent of change contributing to efficiency and lower cost of knowledge sharing To enlarge the CIARD Community To show evidence of impact
    16. 16. Revise the Pathways
    17. 17. Revise the Checklist Revise the Checklist to cover the three areas: – Institutional capacity – Accessibility of Information/Data – Sharing of knowledge Develop a set of indicators Develop case studies and success stories as an evidence base Strengthen the Advocacy Toolkit
    18. 18. Revise the website
    19. 19. Strengthening the CIARD Community and its role Sharing experiences and outreach • CIARD as a multi-dimensional learning initiative • Sharing and discussing experiences and ideas among the CIARD partners: from technologies and policies to case studies and success stories • Establish a virtual platform for the community/ies to promote peer learning Building on and supporting the regional dimension
    20. 20. CIARD supporting Agricultural Innovation in Africa Revisioning a Global Partnership Ghana, July 2013