Research database for eastern and southern Africa

Getting an overview of the research that the 15 international agricultural research centres of the CGIAR are doing is now an interactive and easy process thank to the first ‘CGIAR research map’ which has been developed in collaboration with the ICT-KM’s CGMap project.

The map is one of the innovations that the Regional Plan is using to make research information publicly accessible to all CGIAR staff and other key stakeholders in the region in order to facilitate information sharing, promote partnership opportunities and collective action. The map seeks to answer the question: ‘who is doing what, with whom and where’ within the region.

Through this innovation one can access geographical overview of where research projects are carried out and related project information which includes project Partners, Medium Term Plans projects, main agricultural research areas and scientists contact details. In addition the map allows participating scientists to update their project information directly online and in real time.

The map can be accessed at;
http://ictkm.cgiar.org/cgmapTemplate/ESA_map.html

Connecting the dots: Online maps for improved access to information on agricultural research projects
The main feature in February 2009 Collective Action News talks about the history and future developments of the map.

For more information email e.katingi@cgiar.org

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