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    Reinventing the Workshop

    Blogs, Knowledge Management, Water and Food Blog September 12, 2014 at 17:08 Comments are Disabled

    This post was originally published on Amanda Harding and Terry Clayton‘s personal blogs. Imagine a workshop where people come together for five days with the stated aim of producing a range of specific documents designed to carry forward a body of work ten years in the making. No PowerPoint sessions. No orchestrated exercises […]

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    Animating Their Approach: Changing the Communications Approach in the Ganges

    Basin, Blogs, Communication, Ganges, Water and Food Blog June 11, 2014 at 08:55 Comments are Disabled

    At the final workshop on Knowledge Management and Communications for the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in December 2014, CPWF-Ganges communications officer Farha Khan presented the ‘river of life’ of communications in the Ganges Basin Development Challenge (GBDC). Portraying a long and steady […]

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    Breaking the Trap

    Blogs, Water and Food Blog May 7, 2014 at 10:25 Comments are Disabled

    This post is part of the Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog’s month-long series on Resilience. Resilience thinking: why does it matter? The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) officially drew to a close at the end of last month.  One could easily forget that in 2009, CPWF redefined its objective […]

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    Reflections and Goodbyes from the CPWF Program Team

    Blogs, Water and Food Blog April 21, 2014 at 06:47 Comments are Disabled

    Dear CPWF Friends and Colleagues, As CPWF comes officially to a close this month, we wanted to thank you for all your great efforts and collaboration these past twelve years. We truly believe CPWF is greater than the sum of all its parts and that we have gone a long […]

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    Properly Charting Their Journey: Strengthening Communications and Knowledge Management Efforts in the Volta Basin

    Basin, Blogs, Communication, Volta, Water and Food Blog April 21, 2014 at 03:34 Comments are Disabled

    When Mahamoudou Sawadogo joined the Volta Basin Development Challenge (VBDC) of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) as a Project Officer tasked with communication and knowledge management activities, he knew that there would be a lot of challenges to overcome. However, having not been there from the […]

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    CPWF’s Forward-Looking External Review Now Available

    Blogs, Water and Food Blog, WLE April 18, 2014 at 05:13 Comments are Disabled

    The results of an external review of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) conducted between November 2013 and March 2014 are now available. The review was commissioned not only as an explicit attempt to assess CPWF’s achievements, but also to identify lessons to take forward in substance and […]

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    Reaching the Desert’s Sands – and Flying

    Blogs, Director's Blog April 15, 2014 at 11:29 Comments are Disabled

    Here we are – this is going to be the last CPWF director’s blog post. Between the different farewell events having taken place and the messages of mutual appreciation that have been exchanged over the past weeks, there has been a lot of emotion. We know from our last Forum […]

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    Diverse Contexts, Diverse Outcomes – CPWF’s Legacy

    Blogs, Director's Blog, Homepage Highlights March 21, 2014 at 04:56 Comments are Disabled

    On a recent journey to French Guiana, I found myself wondering how such a place could benefit from some of the institutional and technical innovations CPWF project have identified. In many aspects, it reminded me of some of the river basins where we have worked; water is everywhere with multiple […]

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    Gender in Agricultural Research and Development–It’s About Power

    Blogs, Gender, Homepage Highlights, Water and Food Blog January 21, 2014 at 07:43 Comments are Disabled

    In 2011, the CPWF Innovation Fund was established with the goal of spurring innovation and catalyzing change in CPWF research for development projects by building capacity and supporting emerging and unanticipated opportunity. One of these projects was titled ‘Mainstreaming gender in the CPWF: Benchmarking and addressing immediate needs’. Learn more about […]

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    Gender in the CPWF: Lessons Learned

    Blogs, Gender, Homepage Highlights, Water and Food Blog January 16, 2014 at 11:27 Comments are Disabled

    After ten years, the Challenge Program on Water and Food is completing its second and final phase at the end of 2013. Reflection on progress made, milestones reached and lessons learned is beginning in earnest. One of the issues open for reflection and discussion at this point is how Phase […]