Knowledge and communication in the Livestock and Fish Research Program: The first year
Knowledge and communication in the Livestock and Fish Research Program: The first year Peter Ballantyne (ILRI)Program Planning and Management Committee Meeting, Nairobi, 14 December 2012
Principles• The knowledge we generate will be open and public• We value the knowledge of our clients and partners• We publish and communicate using multiple formats for multiple purposes• We support knowledge collecting, connecting and conversing• Face‐to‐face communication is as important as other more explicit communication channels• Advocacy is everyone’s responsibility• Communication inextricably linked to outcomes• Internal communication is part of our communication strategy• Partnerships are the key to impact• We will innovate in the ways we share knowledge and use ICTs.
5 Areas of InterventionComms 4 VCD Comms tools, methodologies and approaches reinforce efforts of key actors within the 9 target value chains to identify and address innovation needs and to access and use appropriate technologies, institutional strategies and knowledge.Comms for Tech The results/evidence of technology development activities are published as international public goods and adapted/transformed as required for optimal re-useDev by VCD partnersProgram comms Partners in the Program are supported by and using a range of tailored communication and knowledge sharing tools, methodologies and approaches toand learning deliver effective learning and communication within and across the ProgramComms 4 wider Targeted stakeholders beyond the Program are aware of its focus, emerging results and insights, and they are encouraged and influenced by the evidence presentedimpact to take up, as necessary adapt and put the Program’s results into use.Data Data collected and produced by the Program components is properly documented, archived and published to maximize its wide accessibility and re-use by others
Scope of activities•Communicate for wider influence and impact – Reach and engage with andinfluence wide audiences•Research for impact – Translate outputs into potential research,development and policy outcomes, get knowledge into use•Knowledge sharing and learning – Enrich program/project learning,interaction and exchange•Publishing – Capture and disseminate research products and outputs• Internal communication – Link and connect teams
local Ambitions VN IN TZ UG ET ML EG NI Connecting and powering value chain development Facilitate processes, Translate Internal engagement outputs for communication uptake Communicating Knowledge for widerinternal sharing and Organize & influence and external learning across disseminate impact the program products Deal with data Enabling technology development Gender VCD Target Health Genetics Feeds global
Results• Tools set up and Workflows initiated • Repository: http://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/3112 • Web site: http://livestockfish.cgiar.org • Workspace: http://livestock-fish.wikispaces.com • Calendar: http://livestock-fish.wikispaces.com/calendar • Communication space on Yammer• Facilitating and documenting/communicating componentplanning activities (http://livestock-fish.wikispaces.com/events)• Workshop with WLE CRP on building blocks to organizeknowledge and information for CRPs• Initial communication ‘templates’ and materials• ILRI and WF comms collaboration started• re-orienting from ‘center’ towards ‘program’
Numbers Up 300%web views 11,000web posts 66 Weekly!alert subscribers 176products (program and projects) 125wiki members 76 Evidence of Sharing?wiki views 17,000wiki edits 1,139 Facilitationmeetings reported 34 & reportingyammer posts 75yammer members 50 Exchanging!
Working out loud!• “bringing activities out of closed repositories and applications [and events and processes], and pulling them into the open increases the likelihood of learning . . .” - Stowe Boyd: http://blog.podio.com/2011/08/01/worki ng-out-loud-make-work-open-to-make-it- better
Opportunities• Walk the talk – Use the tools, work out loud!• Data! Let’s get started.• Country VCD … document the approaches, the choices and the results (partners? multimedia, engagement)• Innovate with ICTs …• Attribute (claim) legacy project results?• Comms budget? Comms skills?
CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish livestockfish.cgiar.orgCGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. The CGIAR ResearchProgram on Livestock and Fish aims to increase the productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems in sustainableways, making meat, milk and fish more available and affordable across the developing world.