Greetings from Malawi

Viv Mcwaters

A confluence of circumstances, coincidences and good luck means I am writing this from Lilongwe in Malawi. Greetings from Malawi is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. The post Greetings from Malawi appeared first on vivmcwaters.com.au.

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Bill Gates tweeted about our latest published Net-Map paper!

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How cell phones turned health workers in Malawi into info hubs. Please consider retweeting this. Thanks. GHSPJournal : b-gat.es/1fEO4Oh 1fEO4Oh — Bill Gates (@BillGates) March 07, 2014

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a local farming community initiative in Kalolo, Malawi, September 2017. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

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Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

Farrming community representatives making sense of their collaboration maps in Mbwadzulu, Malawi, September 2017. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions.

2018 182

Cheat Sheet: Entering Net-Map data

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I wrote this up for our IFPRI colleagues in Malawi, who are drawing Net-Maps with policy makers and others about fertilizer subsidies to understand how research can have a bigger effect on policy makers. Yesterday I prepared this one page guide to entering Net-Map data (236 KB) in an Excel file, so that it’s easy to import into VisuaLyzer or other social network analysis programs.

Waking up in Cambridge

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts: Greetings from Malawi A confluence of circumstances, coincidences and good luck means I. This morning I woke up in Cambridge. That would be Cambridge in the UK, my home-away-from-home for the next three months (with a huge thank you to Johnnie Moore for providing said HAFH).

2013 130

You know it (you just don’t know it)

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Let’s face it, who can be an expert on chickens in Ethiopia , job hunting networks in Saint Louis, fertilizer policy in Malawi and female rice par-boilers in Nigeria at the same time? It doesn’t stop to amaze me and for me that is the golden moment in any Net-Map intervention, the reason why I do this and keep being excited. You know about everything there is to know in your subject area. I know close to nothing about it.

Just because they can?!

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Together with a group of IFPRI researchers I work at better understanding how agricultural policy making processes in Malawi (and other African countries work) and how research results can play a bigger role in it. Why do policy makers push for certain decisions? This question, how to bridge the gap between research and the rest of the world, has been bothering me for a while now.

Ready to elevate?

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Understanding and increasing the impact of agricultural research on policy making in Malawi and Nigeria ( Aberman et al. Follow-up Net-Map sessions in Malawi will also track how the position of research changes over time Do you have your elevator speach ready? Can you tell me why IT (whatever IT is) is so exciting in the time it takes to get from ground level to 4th floor? Even if you won’t ever elevate (what is the verb for taking the elevator?)

2010 89

Adding, dividing, averaging power?

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In our IFPRI project about “ research into policy making&# in Malawi we drew NetMaps with people who had very different levels of detail when describing the policy landscape. Some just talked about “the&# Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, while others divided the ministry in several divisions and even individual positions.

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Reflections on learning and reflection

Viv Mcwaters

Johnnie and I have just completed a week’s training on learning and reflection in Malawi, Africa, with 35 people from a humanitarian organisation.

Everyone is a non-profit?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Lau Schulpen of CIDIN did a study into private initiatives in Ghana and Malawi. This month's question of Netsquared is: What do you think the role of nonprofit organizations is in the changing world of social media? They start off with this video of Clay Shirky answering the question.

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The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

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For Managers For Educators For Corporate Buyers Harvard Business Review Visit Harvard Business School Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Publishing Archive/Back Issues Customer Service HBR Email Newsletters Cart Store All Products All Articles Sign In or Subscribe Now How Social Networks Network Best by Alex Pentland The humble bee has much to teach us about the flow ofinformation in our own organizations.

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Collaboration - Mapping the value of employee collaboration - Organization - Strategic Organization - The McKinsey Quarterly

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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