Simone Staiger-Rivas, Leader Capacity Initiative, CIAT Capacity Strengthening and Knowledge Management:  The Way Ahead for...
Outline <ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Strengthening </li></ul><ul><li>O...
The same old impact song www.ciat.cgiar.org
Impact through <ul><li>High Quality Eco-efficient Science </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity St...
Knowledge Management <ul><li>Overarching Principle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Engagement  </li></ul></ul>
Stakeholder Engagement <ul><li>Continuous engagement of next and end users as a sine qua non condition for maximizing rese...
<ul><li>Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor and Evaluate  </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Open Access <ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-prints (Library) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>From the inside out: Everything starts within the team </li></ul><ul><li>No participation without purposes: </li><...
Document <ul><li>The process stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder engagement around what? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision, Mis...
Strategize the Web <ul><li>Product versus process to product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity blog, LAC Biosafety  (forthcom...
Capacity Strengthening <ul><li>Overarching Principle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul></ul>
Learning <ul><li>The “before, during, after” </li></ul><ul><li>Self-directed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing ...
Learning: How? <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Networks  </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory M&...
Learning: How? <ul><li>We have multiple excellent tools.  </li></ul><ul><li>How do we make more out of it? </li></ul><ul><...
Regional Capacity Strengthening Platforms <ul><li>Learning in partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Are we building on CIAT’s stre...
Training <ul><li>Strategic partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Development, availability, promotion of training materials </li>...
CIAT’s Capacity Strengthening and Knowledge Management Initiative  Putting Research into Use
January-June 2011:  Over 2,100 People Reached    ACTIVITY   Detail No. PEOPLE TOTAL     Specialized Courses  organized    ...
The Team <ul><li>Sophie Alvarez, Consultant, M&E </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson Celemin, Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Flávia...
Publications 2010-2011 <ul><li>Share Fair Case studies (forthcoming) </li></ul><ul><li>Staiger-Rivas, S.; Salokhe G.; Smit...
Thank You We have our own Perspectives.  Let’s suspend  Judgment,  And find the common ground,  That enables us to See the...
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Discusses overarching principles for capacity strengthening and knowledge management at CIAT, the respective issues to take into consideration as well as areas of application. Contains recommendations. A presentation of the initiative, and its first achievements.

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Capacity Strengthening and Knowledge Managemen: The Way Ahead For CIAT

  1. 1. Simone Staiger-Rivas, Leader Capacity Initiative, CIAT Capacity Strengthening and Knowledge Management: The Way Ahead for CIAT
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Strengthening </li></ul><ul><li>Our Initiative – Challenges ahead </li></ul>www.ciat.cgiar.org
  3. 3. The same old impact song www.ciat.cgiar.org
  4. 4. Impact through <ul><li>High Quality Eco-efficient Science </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Strengthening </li></ul><ul><li>…… . </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Share knowledge with decision makers: Scientists, farmers, policy makers, entrepreneurs. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Knowledge Management <ul><li>Overarching Principle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Engagement </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Stakeholder Engagement <ul><li>Continuous engagement of next and end users as a sine qua non condition for maximizing research adoption. </li></ul><ul><li>Research delivery for adoption = use, reuse, adaptation, combination with other solutions. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor and Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Document </li></ul><ul><li>Strategize the Web </li></ul>Stakeholder Engagement: How?
  8. 8. Open Access <ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-prints (Library) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University Networks (IT) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social media, collaborative tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIAT Web (Comms) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>From the inside out: Everything starts within the team </li></ul><ul><li>No participation without purposes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I have no convincing example!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CRP consultations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GFAR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create institutional memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Convenio “Meeting of the Oldies” </li></ul></ul></ul>Facilitate participation
  10. 10. Document <ul><li>The process stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder engagement around what? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision, Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CGIAR working groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open House </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gene banks, GIS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Content for effective communication </li></ul>
  11. 11. Strategize the Web <ul><li>Product versus process to product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity blog, LAC Biosafety (forthcoming) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The issue of the issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dapa blog, CIAT blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple tools for engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis, Blogs, Facebook, pdfs, Google sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The end of the intranet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has to come </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social media, collaborative tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible to all: We can all be promoters of CIAT </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Capacity Strengthening <ul><li>Overarching Principle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Learning <ul><li>The “before, during, after” </li></ul><ul><li>Self-directed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing </li></ul><ul><li>Action research </li></ul><ul><li>Learning loops: Information for decision making, trial and error, conclusions, next decision… </li></ul>
  14. 14. Learning: How? <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory M&E </li></ul><ul><li>Public-Private Partnerships </li></ul>
  15. 15. Learning: How? <ul><li>We have multiple excellent tools. </li></ul><ul><li>How do we make more out of it? </li></ul><ul><li>Internal integration </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul>
  16. 16. Regional Capacity Strengthening Platforms <ul><li>Learning in partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Are we building on CIAT’s strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds: Are we coherent with current research proposals? </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Property: Is CIAT equipped? </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Research; Knowledge Management: Is there a demand? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Training <ul><li>Strategic partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Development, availability, promotion of training materials </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and Evaluation of training activities. Impact assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Regional integration and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting researchers: They are not a cheap task force </li></ul>
  18. 18. CIAT’s Capacity Strengthening and Knowledge Management Initiative Putting Research into Use
  19. 19. January-June 2011: Over 2,100 People Reached   ACTIVITY   Detail No. PEOPLE TOTAL     Specialized Courses organized     Virology 5       50 Clayuca 6 Diva – gis 11 Genetic Resources 8 Network Mapping 16 DAPA 4   Visiting Researchers administrated Individual training 28   51 Tesis MSc 12 Tesis PhD 11 Seeds Workshop org. and facilitated Workshop 40   104 Open House organized Special Event 64 Capacity Blog published Unique Visitors 1450 1450 Start-up Knowledge around “Convenio” Teams and workshops 90 90 Presentations held at Conferences KM SICTA Nicaragua 30 350 KMIC, Washington, US 50 KM, Bogotá, Colombia 200 MADR, Bogotá, Colombia 50 Visitors 20 Training held Network Mapping 16 76 Storytelling 40 Web SEO 20
  20. 20. The Team <ul><li>Sophie Alvarez, Consultant, M&E </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson Celemin, Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Flávia Cunha, Consultant, social communicator, Amazon Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Eleonora Izquierdo, Visiting researchers HQ </li></ul><ul><li>Carlos Arturo Quiroz, Agricultural engineer specialized in participatory research </li></ul><ul><li>Simone Staiger-Rivas, Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Paola Andrea Victoria, Convenio </li></ul>
  21. 21. Publications 2010-2011 <ul><li>Share Fair Case studies (forthcoming) </li></ul><ul><li>Staiger-Rivas, S.; Salokhe G.; Smith, J.; Jordan, T.; Palmieri, V. 2010: A Knowledge Share Fair and a KM4Dev meeting in Colombia, May 2010: involving people in a rich environment of dialogue, Km4Dev Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2 September 2010, pages 151 – 158 </li></ul><ul><li>Alvarez, S.; Staiger-Rivas, S.; Tehelen, K.; Garcia, C. X.; Manners, G.; Biermayr-Jenzano, P. Demand Analysis Report: Gender-Responsive Participatory Research. CIAT, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Alvarez, S.; Staiger-Rivas, S.; Tehelen, K.; Garcia, C. X.; Manners, G.; Biermayr-Jenzano, P. Workshop on Repositioning Gender-Responsive Participatory Research in Times of Change: Final Report. CIAT, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Barr, A., Alvarez, S., Douthwaite, B., Tehelen, K. 2009. Can we evaluate network brokerage initiatives using data that are a by-product of the network broking process? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Thank You We have our own Perspectives. Let’s suspend Judgment, And find the common ground, That enables us to See the same picture Photo: Neil Palmer, CIAT http://ciatcapacity.cgiar.org
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