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Agshare building community and content with multiple partners

AgShare: Building Community and Content with Multiple Partners

Dr. Christine Geith

AgShare Co-PI, Assistant Provost

Michigan State University



What is agshare
What is AgShare? Partners

  • What is Ag?

    • All aspects of African animal, plant, forestry, and fisheries production and value networks.

  • What is Share?

    • Action

    • Collaboration

    • Intentionally creating and sharing African teaching, learning and research resources that are free, openly-licensed and effective.


What is the scope of agshare
What is the scope of AgShare? Partners

Community-Wide Partners

Resource Partners


What is the scope of agshare1
What is the scope of AgShare? Partners

Building Relationships

&

Capacity

Community-Wide Partners

Content Providers


Agshare vision
AgShare Vision Partners

  • To impact the welfare and health of farmers in Africa

  • by empowering MSc students and graduates of African institutions

  • to achieve change in agriculture

  • by leveraging African knowledge through OER processes and products

  • that are integrated into universities and the global knowledge pool.



Pilots started june 2010
Pilots Started June 2010 Partners

  • 3 Countries: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya

  • 4 Universities

    • Haramaya University, Ethiopia

    • Moi University, Kenya

    • Makerere University, Uganda

    • United States International University, Kenya

  • 2 University Networks

    • CMAAE

    • RUFORUM


Promising pilot methods
Promising Pilot Methods Partners

Community-Wide Partners

Faculty and Curriculum

Resource Partners

Student Agents of Change (research, internships)

Downstreaming OER

Upstreaming OER



Student, Master of Livestock Development and Management Partners

PROPOSED TOPIC:

DAIRY HYGIENE PRACTICES IN UGANDA: A CASE STUDY OF KIRUHURA DISTRICT

Student, Master of Agribusiness Management

 PROPOSED TOPIC:

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT IN UGANDA: A CASE STUDY OF KIRUHURA DISTRICT


Agshare results in progress
AgShare Results in Progress Partners

  • Evidence of impact

  • Increased visibility (i.e. DiscoverEd)

  • Advocacy for open sharing

  • Catalyst role for students (ie. AgShare Fellows)


Agshare core team
AgShare Partners Core Team

  • Dr. John Kaneene, Co-PI, Michigan State University

  • Dr. Cliff Lampe, Co-PI, Michigan State University

  • Neil Butcher, OER Africa

  • Catherine Ngugi, OER Africa

  • Nathan Yergler, Creative Commons

  • LisbethLevey, open resource specialist

  • Krishna Alluri, community-wide partner specialist

  • GashawKebede, evaluator

  • Flora McMartin, OER evaluation specialist

  • Karen Vignare, Project Lead, Michigan State University

    Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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