A journey through five years of blogging


On this day, exactly five years ago, I started blogging. On this very blog. My first time ever. Not a particularly great post actually. Nor many posts that followed that primal scream on the web. But like for many others before (Leo Babauta, Harold Jarche, Irving Wladawsky-Berger and most recently Jeff Bullas in the corporate world), […]

What comms/KM functions for what results?


The workshop on “Organizing, Managing, Communicating and Leveraging Information and Knowledge to Support and Deliver CGIAR research program Results: A hands-on Workshop on Approaches, Tools, Systems and Services” happened last week. As participant and facilitator I didn’t manage to find the time to share insights from the workshop but have lots to process still about […]

Paving the way for communication and knowledge management in the CGIAR research programs


The CGIAR network of agricultural research centres has set up 15 ambitious research programmes (CGIAR research programs). This week, with a group of about 45 people staff from those programs will be working on various aspects of knowledge management and communication for those research programs. This (repeat after me…) kmc4CRPs workshop will have participants focus […]

Who wants to be the next network member, actor, leader?


Earlier this year I blogged about the learning and monitoring work that a few KM4Dev members and I were going to conduct around our favourite community of practice… We came up with a framework that looks at a number of issues that might seem important in a community of practice. The baseline survey report has […]

Researching… good questions from wrong ideas


(A little caveat here: obviously not all researchers fall in the traps described below, and those are not just traps for scientists but also for many other types of people). It’s been a little under a year that I’ve landed in the fascinating world of research and its even more fascinating appetite for questions. However […]