Information Management and Knowledge Sharing for Development Professional
- Rome Area, Italy
- Servizi informativi
Panoramica di Michael Riggs
- Knowledge & Information Management Officer presso FAO
- Information Management Specialist presso FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
- Information Dissemination and Management consultant presso APHCA
- Board Member presso Midori Pharmerica
- Director, New Business Development presso Green Cross Corporation
- Chulalongkorn Mahawitthayalai
- Columbia University - Columbia Business School
- Siti Web
Riepilogo di Michael Riggs
An accomplished professional in information management, technology transfer and development, Michael joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2000. Currently in the headquarters based Knowledge and Capacity for Development branch, his work is devoted to improving the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable rural development and food security, with a particular focus on issues related to content, communication processes, organizational capacity, and knowledge sharing.
As the Lead Facilitator of the growing (9,000 members as of July 2012) e-Agriculture Community of Practice (www.e-agriculture.org), Michael serves as a catalyst for institutions and individuals to recognize the vital role that ICTs can play in agriculture and rural development, and to exchange knowledge and expand good practices, thereby improving the livelihoods of rural communities. He is FAO's focal point for follow-up to the WSIS action line on ICTs and rural development, and works actively with other involved UN agencies.
From 2000 to 2008, Michael was based in Thailand and led FAO’s efforts in the Asia-Pacific region to improve the efficiency, quality, and relevance of information and knowledge exchange for rural development. He provided strategic assistance to national and regional information centers with an emphasis on communication standards and the appropriate application of ICT at the field level.
Michael is a member of the ICT4D Collective as well as an associate member of Orbicom.
Prior to joining FAO, Michael worked in the private sector with responsibility for new project development and global technology transfer. He has a Masters of Arts in International Economics and Finance from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia Business School (New York).
knowledge sharing methods and tools, catalyzing communities of practice and international collaboration, conceptualizing and communicating new ideas, information surveys, building individual and organizational capacity in ICT4D
Esperienza di Michael Riggs
Knowledge & Information Management Officer
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Affari internazionali industry
April 2009 – Present (4 years 3 months)
My current position (see Summary section).
Information Management Specialist
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Affari internazionali industry
December 2000 – April 2009 (8 years 5 months)
As FAO’s information management officer for the Asia-Pacific region, I was responsible for initiating and managing collaborations with partners around the region to improve sustainable development through the application of modern information and communication technology (ICT). I led the establishment of new partnerships and new communities of practice, conducted information assessments, formulated knowledge strategies, increasing the impact of good practices, and expanded the dissemination of the Organization's regional information.
Information Dissemination and Management consultant
January 2000 – December 2000 (1 year)
Initiated new electronic media dissemination strategies based on website and CD-ROM to expand audience, with a particular focus on low bandwidth areas of Asia-Pacific.
Redeveloped APHCA’s online image and communication program based on user surveys and feedback.
Improved publications work flow.
Director, New Business Development
Green Cross Corporation
1993 – 1998 (5 years)
Facilitated cross-cultural communication and collaboration to achieve corporate goals of an expanded product portfolio.
Managed information work flows critical to successful product development and regulatory approval.
Established partnerships, characterized development scenarios and initiated market-oriented research.
Pubblicazioni di Michael Riggs
Progetti di Michael Riggs
- January 2013 to Present
Farmers and other agricultural actors are increasingly using ICTs, particularly mobile phones, at different stages and in all segments of the agricultural value chain. As recommended by the United Nations, the need to put in place strategic and holistic frameworks, that guide and support the full integration of these technologies into agricultural activities, has become crucial. CTA will focus the 2013 ICT Observatory meeting and other activities on this issue.
- January 2007 to Present
e-Agriculture is a global Community of Practice, where people from all over the world exchange information, ideas, and resources related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for sustainable agriculture and rural development. With over 10,000 members from 160 countries and territories, the e-Agriculture Community is made up of individual stakeholders such as information and communication specialists, researchers, farmers, students, policy makers, business people, development practitioners, and others. 80% of the community members are based in developing countries. The members have a common interest that brings us together: improving policies and processes around the use of ICT in support of agriculture and rural development, in order to have a positive impact on rural livelihoods.
Corsi frequentati da Michael Riggs
- Mobiles for International Development (TC105)
Lingue conosciute da Michael Riggs
Competenze ed esperienze di Michael Riggs
Formazione di Michael Riggs
1998 – 2002
Thesis: (2002) "Trade as a factor of productivity growth in Thailand’s agricultural sector"
Columbia University - Columbia Business School
MBA, Organizational Management & Marketing
1991 – 1993
Attività e associazioni: Japan Students Assoc. and Japan Study Tour (1992)
Altre informazioni di Michael Riggs
- Siti Web:
The potential for ICT and knowledge sharing to have a positive impact on society and livelihoods; the anthropological side of the Internet; culture and economics taken together; organizations as organisms; food & wine; Bhutan, China, Thailand (my adopted home). I am active using social media under the moniker "mongkolroek" (a name that was given to me in Thailand).
- Gruppi e associazioni:
ICT4D Collective, Grand Jury member eINDIA 2010 Awards, International Association of Agricultural Information Management Specialists (IAALD), FAO RAP Staff Association (RAPSA) Chairperson 2005-9
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