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Capacity development within CGIAR



Presentation by Alain Vidal, Montpellier, June 2014

Presentation by Alain Vidal, Montpellier, June 2014



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  • Best partners: WLE-CPWF human-right based approaches in Colombia with WWF <br /> Future leaders : enabling YPs in involving them in decisions (CPWF 3rd Forum in SA)
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  • Capacity Development in CGIAR Alain Vidal CSE-HR joint meeting – June 2014
  • Capacity development Our value proposition • Capacity development is a crucial and strategic enabler in the journey from research outputs to development outcomes • Successful capacity development enhances the ability of both CGIAR and its partners to navigate the complex reform process • Across multiple levels – individual, organisational and institutional – wider than the mere transfer of knowledge and skills through training
  • Key elements and cooperation opportunities with CRPs
  • What do we aim for with these elements? • Needs assessment and intervention strategy  The right interventions for the right audience • Innovative learning materials and approaches (gender)
  • What do we aim for with these elements? • Develop our capacity to partner  Who are the best partners to achieve outcomes?  Can we trigger development to finance research? • Future research leaders  Talent management  Fellowship Programs
  • What do we aim for with these elements? • Institutional strengthening  Advising decision makers on legislation / innovation  Advocacy / policy dialogues  Managing risks: financial, contractual, reputational • Research on capacity development  Action- and participatory-research
  • A CapDev Community of Practice to help CRPs prepare their 2nd round
  • Discussion • What are your own success stories on those CD elements? • What do you see as critical pathways?