Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Nancy White (Full Circle Associates)

Nancy White works with organizations to strengthen collaboration and communication online and offline. She has a special interest in online facilitation, teams and communities of practice, and whole systems change. She is about to publish a book with Etienne Wenger and John Smith on stewarding technologies in support of communities and is learning graphic facilitation. Nancy is based in Seattle, Washington in the US.

Simone Staiger (CGIAR ICT-KM)

Simone Staiger-Rivas is leader of the Institutional Knowledge Sharing Project. She is a trained social communicator with 13 years’ experience in the coordination of electronic communications projects. Her interest lies in the enhancement of collaboration in institutional settings that contribute to organizational learning and change. Simone is based at CIAT, Colombia.

Gauri Salokhe (FAO)

Gauri Salokhe is information professional with 8 years’ experience in information management. She is working on Knowledge Management activities at FAO and has been promoting knowledge sharing through her many projects. Her interests lie in helping develop skills and ideas that encourage and enhance sharing. Gauri is based in Rome, Italy.

Pete Shelton (IFPRI)

Peter is an Information and Knowledge Management Specialist at IFPRI. He has a background in soil science, farmer training and environmental education. His responsibilities include managing institutional databases and websites and training research staff in using new information technologies to support their work. Pete is based in Washington, DC in the US.

The CGIAR has just launched a new Web system: CGMap at from where CGIAR research plans since 2003 can be easily accessed. 

Each year, all CGIAR Centers look to the future, review research agendas and make adjustment according to the realities of current and expected priorities. This information becomes the basis for the Annual Medium Term Plans (MTPs) for the 15 centers and the Challenge Programs of the CGIAR.

This wealth of information is now easily available on line.

Download MTPs
Full MTP documents are available for download.

Browse MTPs
Here you can browse and download individual projects, overviews and annexes, by Center.

Search CGIAR 
The search engine, powered by Google, allows you to search MTP projects and selected CGIAR Web sites.

Do a search and you will get the results grouped under four tabs. By clicking on the different tabs, you can see results selectively by:

  • Current MTP (2008-2010),
  • Submitted MTPs (2009-2011),
  • All the MTPs since 2003 (this is the full available archive of MTP documents) and the
  • CGIAR System will return results from a broad range of CGIAR Centers and System units Web sites.

New functionalities will soon be launched that will help answer specific questions about the CGIAR research agenda, such as how many projects are  contributing to a certain system priority, which countries are targeted as potential beneficiary, the related donors and financial information.