Improving Agriculture Knowledge Sharing, Education and Learning through Collaboration and Partnerships” 4th and 5th December 2008 – Maputo

“Knowledge sharing (KS), education and learning are part of a continuum that must be considered together so as to benefit agricultural progress.” says Ajit Maru of the Global Forum for Agricultural Research

The ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Groups on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) along with other partners are organizing a workshop to discuss priorities and develop an agenda for action through global collaboration. The objective: improving agricultural knowledge management, education and learning.

The outcomes of this meeting will feed into a planned high level conference on improving investment in agricultural research and innovation in 2009 being organized jointly by GFAR, FAO, IFAD and the CGIAR.

The agenda is divided in three half-day sessions:
– Listen and discuss together different experiences and perspectives on KM, agricultural education, and learning
– Work in small groups on 1) Formal Agricultural Education; 2) Enabling Opportunities for Learning for Agricultural Livelihoods; 3) Knowledge Management – How To
– Plan follow-up actions

The session on “Knowledge-Management – How To” faciliated by Steve Song will address the areas of interest expressed by KM practitioners through a previous survey, and will aim at identifying areas of collaboration based on our various and diverse experiences among centers and partners.

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