Monday, March 15, 2010

Knowledge Share Fair - Latin America and Caribbean / Second Call for Proposals: Deadline Extended

From 25-27 May 2010, the ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other international organizations will be organizing a 3-day event at the Campus of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali (Colombia) entitled "Knowledge Share Fair - Latin America and Caribbean". We are looking for good knowledge sharing practices in the field of agricultural research and development and food security for Latin America and the Caribbean. We want to know how knowledge sharing practices, methods and tools have enhanced your work and made your project more successful and effective.

In particular, we would like to know about:
*Good knowledge sharing practices with project teams, partners, communities, networks, and end users
*Good practices in making research processes and outputs accessible, available and applicable.

The closing date for submissions was extended to 5 April, 2010.

For more information, please go to:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

FAO Climate Change Days: Share and Learn

Following up on the great success of the 2009 Share Fair ( at FAO Headquarters in Rome, on June 21-23, 2010 FAO's interdepartmental working group on climate change will host the FAO Climate Change Days: Share and Learn.

The event will bring together practitioners from all levels of FAO who work on projects relating to climate change issues, as well as key persons from other Rome based agencies. The participants will share their experiences and learn new skills from each other that are needed for effective field work, while widening their networks.

The event will apart from networking and sharing sessions also include training sessions, aimed at exposing participants to various tools and skills that are useful in FAO’s work on climate change.

We hope this meeting will result in enhanced connections, co-operation and networking among professionals working with the same kind of issues in climate change, be they in the field assigned to projects, in regional offices or in Headquarters.

You can find more information about the event, and contact details under