CAPACITY BUILDING, M&E, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND POLICY INFLUENCE IN PABRA PRESENTATION MADE TO WECABREN STEERING COMMITTEE BY RACHEL MUTHONI MBOGO JANUARY 2010
Some previous achievements Over 4500 trainees (short trainings, TOT, students) in collaboration with partners In multiple topics related to Production, marketing and delivery to markets; Reaching end users with seed and integrated pest management technologies; In biotechnology In monitoring and evaluation In participatory approaches including gender analysis.
PROBLEM a high turnover of skilled staff and scientists in the national programs and amongst some public partners limited transfer of skills from individuals initially trained to impart skills to in country teams limited institutionalization of the acquired knowledge and skills. Limitations in the emergency response to regional technical demands A weak knowledge information base
The proposed activity sets for 2009-2013 to consider – Capacity building Activity 6.1.1 Develop strategies to increase knowledge and skills of NARS scientists, Private Public partners and farmer associations and promote institutionalization of skills, knowledge and approaches Using diverse methodologies including mentoring, training of trainers, experiential learning, students (Msc, PHD), Recognize contributions of partners in training and coordinate nationally
Requirements OUTPUT 6.1 indicator requirements: At least 2000 trainees in existing and new areas :_____:_____:_____ At least 50% application rate within institutions At least 40% of trainees are women ---we will obtain totals of the numbers of people trained and the areas of raining across PABRA every year ------identify how many are women and how many are men ---We will assess application rate of acquired skills in the immediate department/unit two years following capacity building activity/ in consultation with trainer
The proposed activity sets for 2009-2013 to consider –Monitoring and Evaluation Activity 6.1.2 Advance the design , management and institutionalization (across PABRA AND with PABRA partners) of Monitoring & Evaluation in PABRA and its national partners --Support monitoring across the bean networks and in PABRA ---strengthen and coordinate social economic evaluation on emerging evaluable issues in the PABRA ---Promote accountability internally and externally
Requirements Defining baseline against indicators in logframe Use of Monitoring tools in PABRA and in partners 1 data management system regionally coordinated Design periodic studies on emerging evaluable issues 1 knowledge sharing toolkit in use at regional forums ( feedback loops)
The proposed activity sets for 2009-2013 to consider – Enhancing the knowledge base 6.2.1 Establish and manage a knowledge and information database and promote its utilization (publications, information packages for different end users) --Scientific publications on research findings by national and regional network scientists will be promoted and packaged for different users (NARS scientists, public- private partners, farmer associations). --Enhance the profile of PABRA and its partners through information and media
Requirements OUTPUT 6.2 indicator requirements: 1 online information system 55% utilization of information by partners 2010- 2011:Assess utilization of information by Pabra national partners and sub regional partners
Proposed activity sets for 2009-2013 to consider – Equipping partners to inform Policy 6.3.1 Identify, analyze key gaps in existing agricultural seed, health, environmental stress policies which inhibit development of efficient and sustainable delivery systems and establish strategies to influence regulatory bodies and agricultural policy makers to address policy gaps.
Requirements Output 6.3: indicator requirements 8 countries sensitized to influence policy formulation that impact the bean sector 3 PABRA countries engage policy adviocay groups Contributions 2009- 2010: A study to Review current and ongoing bean related policies --two neighboring countries in each network targeted.
Outcome 6 indicator: Level of satisfaction among diverse clients (50% women) with new products and services provided by PABRA & partners in at least 5 countries in each network At outcome level : - We will assess levels of satisfaction across trainees and their institutions We will establish levels of satisfaction amongst women and men In 5 countries in each network Year of assessment 2012