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Africa RISING communications


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Presented by Ewen Le Borgne (ILRI) at the Africa RISING West Africa Review and Planning Meeting, Bamako, Mali, 3-4 February 2014

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Africa RISING communications

  1. 1. Africa RISING Communications Ewen Le Borgne (ILRI) Africa RISING West Africa Review and Planning Meeting, Bamako, Mali, 3-4 February 2014
  2. 2. What we do…  Capture, publish, disseminate  Engage with wide audiences  Enrich learning, interaction and exchange  Translate outputs into outcomes  Help improve internal communication (connecting teams)
  3. 3. Who we are  WA: Agathe Diama (Mali) / Faith Afolabi (Ghana)  ESA: Faith Afolabi (Malawi, Tanzania), Catherine Njuguna (Tanzania & program level)  ET : Simret Yasabu, Ewen Le Borgne  Program level: Simret Yasabu, Peter Ballantyne, Ewen Le Borgne, Catherine Njuguna, Faith Afolabi Come to us for advice, stories, templates, photos, presentations, t
  4. 4. What we use  Our website to publish stories and results  Our wiki to cooperate internally  Our Yammer to converse and share information  Our CG Space collection to curate our outputs  Slideshare and FlickR for presentations, posters photos  Our Google calendar to display most important events (wiki list of events for the full overview)
  5. 5. Our website Where we share news, updates and announcements for the wider public
  6. 6. Our wiki Where we collaborate, plan, share documents in their early stage, organize events, report activities etc.
  7. 7. Our Yammer Where we share information and converse…
  8. 8. Our collection of outputs on CG Space Where we harvest and curate final outputs / products
  9. 9. Our presentations and posters on Slideshare Where we share presentations and posters
  10. 10. Our pictures on FlickR Where we share – and find – photos and images
  11. 11. Our Google calendar Where you can see upcoming events
  12. 12. Our challenges…  Align comms with research (plans and actions) But we have comms plans  Develop strong offline comms activities too  Collect content / stories to let USAID and others know what is going on  Follow our branding guidelines (one identity!)  Get all of us to share information (Yammer, phone) to learn from and improve this program together!
  13. 13. Some gems you can find…  The program framework  All events (wiki / calendar) documented  All templates (presentations, documents etc.)  The history of the project  Key contacts (and what they do)  Overview of the regions (work in progress)  Communication plans  Branding guidelines  And more to come… with your help?
  14. 14. What you can do  Share stories – for us to help write? (website)  Document your work (wiki)  Share your information (Yammer / f2f)  Inform us about events, travel plans etc. (calendar)  Pass on presentations, posters, articles etc.  Seek engagement  Bring us along on missions and trips!  Ask us for information, support, templates, joint work!
  15. 15. Useful links • • • • • • • • • List of all the tools: Our website: Our wiki: Our Yammer: Our outputs on CG Space: Our presentations on Slideshare: Our pictures on FlickR: Our calendar: or Our YouTube Channel: Sign up for news alerts by email Sign up for publications alerts by email
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