Day 0 learning and training-opening session_AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair_Oct2010_NMT


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  • This day was organised by the CGIAR ICT-KM program and CIARD.Meant as a practical, hands-on day.You can get some training-but even if you know the approaches and tools you can learn new applications or experiences with using the tools.
  • We see a move away from previous approaches to a new set of ideas about the way in which we should tackle issues. We are excited to see the central role that agriculture has now been realised to play.
  • No longer enough to just do research ourselves without talking to stakeholders. We cannot do supply push—it is now about having a conversation!Dedicated program to focus on collaboration, creation and communication within ag research for development. ICT-KM program has grown out of a demand—and has supported a large number of Centres, projects and programs with f2f ks, use of ICTs and social media and more. It is supporting a new wave of conversations
  • Introduce concept of conversationAgreed not to tell-but to engage in conversations—lots of tools available for this
  • Day 0 learning and training-opening session_AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair_Oct2010_NMT

    1. 1. WELCOME TO DAY “0H NOW I KNOW!” LEARNING AND TRAINING -OPENING SESSION AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair, October 18th 2010 ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    2. 2. Part I What is going on around us?
    3. 3. What is going on in the World?
    4. 4. And in the agricultural sector?
    5. 5. My Example: What is going on in the CGIAR?
    6. 6. What is going on around YOU? What sector do you work in? Are there changes happening in this sector? What are the changes directing your sector towards?  Activity: • Discuss with your neighbour about your sectors and what is going on • Take a minute to write down your sector and what is going on.
    7. 7. Part II A call for greater knowledge sharing and collaboration—but what is it?
    8. 8. Some lessons and responses  Need to involve multiple stakeholders to develop innovations  Lack of connection between research and development  Information is vital for decision- making  Printed publications are limited form of sharing knowledge-need • National initiatives e.g AGROS • Tools for Participation and interaction: e.g’s PRA, COPs • Innovation systems and Platforms/forums: e.g GFAR- ICM4ARD • Information systems/KM: e.g WISARD • Virtual and Web 2.0 tools • Networks: e.g’s AGRIS/GFIS, AgroWEB Network, ECORENA • In-house, dedicated KM/KS/ICT/Communication
    9. 9. Website : The CIARD Vision “To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all” My examples- my approaches
    10. 10. Founding Partners and growing…..(who is not yet involved?) The Community
    11. 11. Your views on approaches Where do you come from? What applications should we be doing? What is working and should be replicated? What isn’t working?  Activity: • Think about what approaches you know, believe in or use • Share these with us- the good and the bad! (To be noted down on a flip chart)
    12. 12. Part III Choosing the right tool- achieving the right goals
    13. 13. Some tools can do the job—but may not be the most effective!
    14. 14. Some tools can do the job, but may not be precise enough!
    15. 15. Some tools may look like they can do the job, but they are not really up to it!
    16. 16. Some tools-really can’t do the job!
    17. 17. And some tools CAN do the job but should NOT be used for this type of job!
    18. 18. But so many tools! How to choose which one to use, for what?
    19. 19. Part IV Some steps
    20. 20. Step 1:Think about key stages/activities in your work My Example-the Research Cycle
    21. 21. Lack of inclusion of priorities ,needs and realities from the ground Inadequate use of other sources of knowledge Poor collaboration with stakeholders during the research Limited understanding of how research results can most effectively be made use of Ineffective ways of getting knowledge to target groups Limited opportunities for learning within research process Step 2: What would you like to achieve, but is lacking in knowledge sharing, collaboration for each stage?
    22. 22. Step 3: Turn them into goals…
    23. 23. Step 4: Identify who to share, collaborate and engage with at each stage…and their capacity Can they access and use the internet Do you need to meet them face to fac Do they read and write? What languages do they use? Other… Example: Government officials, farmers, other researchers, etc
    24. 24. Activity: Let’s plan it for YOUR context and activities Each stage of work offers different opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration . It is important to be realistic about the capacity of your context and people 1. What are the stages of your work? Map this out for yourself. 2. What issues do you have at each stage of your work? Write them down! 3. Turn these into goals-write them down too 4. Who do you want to share, collaborate and engage with in the various stages?
    25. 25. Step 5: Look at the functionality of various tools-some examples • Joint work planning: Google Calendar, Docs, Sites • Preparing a presentation or a proposal together: Google Docs, Presentations • Meeting online: chat, talk, conf calls, screen and document sharing, chat, taking notes on a wiki • Store project information in shared environment • Share a reference collection: Mendeley • Document the process; reuse project information; share and solicit feedback from communities; publish data not included in final peer-reviewed articles: blogs, CC, social media/networks
    26. 26. What about for the tools in Day 0? •Having discussions and feedback on topics •Documenting and sharingBlogging •Work planning •Collaborative production of outputsCollaborative Writing •Sharing references •CollaboratingMendeley •Sharing information about projects •Monitoring and EvaluationVideo/Film •Collecting information •Sharing informationAudio/Radio •Sharing information Media •Effective planning meetings F2F KS Methods •Collect information from different people and sources •Create visualizations for discussions and sharingGoogle Geo Tools •Joint planning Google Collaboration Tools
    27. 27. Step 6: Match the tools to your stages and goals…keeping in mind the people! online surveys, wikis, blogs, RSS, discussion forums online surveys, wikis, blogs, discussion forums, mindmapping, shared calendars, decision support systems wikis, blogs, photo sharing, google docs, discussion forums, intranets, shared calendars, shared reference list wikis, blogs, photo sharing, google docs, discussion forums, intranets wikis, blogs, microbloggin g, discussion forums, RSS, photo sharing, google docs, podcasting, shared reference list websites, wikis, blogs, microblogging, discussion forums, online surveys, RSS wikis, blogs, google docs, microblogging, photo sharing, social networking sites, intranets, instant messengers
    28. 28. Think about the tools you will explore today Keep this in mind as you learn the tools and think about the functionality of the tools as you learn them and how you will be able to apply them to the particular goals after the training Activity:  Write down the two tools you choose to explore today  Think about and discuss the functionality of those tools  Based on your work framework(stages, issues, goals, context and people)—where do you think these tools can be used  Write them down next to particular stages of work and the goals on your
    29. 29. Part V Day 0: What’s going on and where
    30. 30. The process Identifying why you want to share knowledge, what your goals for knowledge sharing are and matching it to the tools [Opening session 9-10-open to all] Learning and trying out various tools and methods for sharing knowledge [Training session 10:30-12:30 and 2-4—sign up] Making your content travel by seeing how to make use of the various tools and methods together [Closing session 4:30-5:30-open to all]
    31. 31. Tools and Methods on Offer SOCIAL and COLLABORATIVE MEDIA • Blogging • Collaborative Writing • Academic Social Networking using Mendeley POPULAR MEDIA • Video/Film • Audio/Radio • Making the Most of the Media GOOGLE TOOLS • Google Geo Tools • Google Collaborate, Communicate and Save FACE to FACE KNOWLEDGE SHARING METHODS • Combined Session of Methods—starting with Open Space to identify methods participants want to try out
    32. 32. Acknowledging the trainers  ICT-KM  IFPRI  Google  Wren Media  Gladson Makowa  KM4Dev