By incorporating food system-focused activities into learning, discovery, and engagement, the Center will engage students, faculty and the broader development community in problem-focused, multidisciplinary approaches to critical global challenges. We will develop an sharing platform to collect translate and democratize information.Practitioners, academics, students, and others in the development community will have a platform to access and share information. Our team will capture the research process and report key outcomes of the research and ultimately, translate research concepts and results to project stakeholders. This will result ineffective mechanisms and pathways to facilitate exchange among key stakeholders and provide reliable information to make informed decisions.
If you will forgive the water metaphor---This is our data model in most of academia. Information is impounded behind barriers and allowed to trickle out through channels creating power for us
This is the data model that we need to pursue.The Nile delta has thousands of connections and channels and the outcome is the cradle of civilization
RemarksThis how Michigan State University is approaching to complex problems and resilient communities. MSU is building a global network of partners (universities, government agencies, corporations, small & medium enterprises, foundations, non-governmental organizations) & we are connecting with our partners’ networks. We are building a network of networks. Across programs, across campuses and across communitiesBackgroundCross college, cross institutional, cross continental research & development work to bend the trends
Global Center for Food System Innovation core platform symposia presentation
Infrastructure Supporting the Mission:
Christine Geith, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost & Executive Director, MSUglobal
Global Food System Symposia
East Lansing, MI
August 23, 2013
MSUglobal is a Michigan State University innovation and
strategy hub that assists faculty in creating, facilitating and
implementing impactful projects that lead to new research and
funding opportunities and enhance the reputation of the
MSUglobal is an entrepreneurial unit in the Office of the Provost
reporting to the Graduate School.
Sept. 9 – Fanning the Flames – A discussion of MOOCs at
Michigan State University with faculty who have piloted them
Sept. 19 – Reception for artist Toby A. Ten Eyck, “Inspired By
Sept. 25 – Igniting Innovation – 8:30 a.m. to noon, Kellogg
Center, Lincoln Room
GCFSI Core Platform: Opportunity
New web-based technologies and increasing information about
how people learn, connect and share offer an opportunity to
rethink community website and knowledge sharing.
Communities where people want to be a part of growing
knowledge based community contributing to and learning from
each other using tools which are engaging and help people relate
to each other and to the tasks they need to accomplish.
GCFSI Core Platform: Goal
We want to build relationships that in turn make it easy to find
and use resources and people and help move a community
ahead in its thinking while uniting and connecting its members
with a united purpose.
GCFSI Core Platform: Functions
enable a "home" base environment
build people relationships - find them, contact them, etc.
build resource relationships - find them, use them, add more
enable ways to relate resources and people
enable members to create stuff for other people to use
guiding principles of openness
open source software
open file formats
open educational content
Building on the shoulders of success
Food Safety Knowledge Network (USAID, Hewlett
Foundation, WB, WTO)
AgShare (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
GCFSI Core Platform: Goals
1. Knowledge sharing will create robust connections
between our identified audiences and foster idea exchange as a
means of building the GCFSI network strength
2. MSU will lead the HESN in this arena