Getting Learning to Innovate g gTopic Working Group going Boru Douthwaite Innovation and Impact Director, Challenge Program on Water and Food Basin Leader Meeting Vientiane, Laos, 19th January 2011
Where we got to yesterdayWhere we got to yesterday“Good enough” agreement on what conceptually we Good enough agreement on what conceptually weare to start A hybrid between Community of Practice and Learning Alliance A platform that supports the ‘practice’ of doing research for development for developmentThe benefits Support the C&C projects and BLs in particular Support the C&C projects and BLs in particular Build CPWF competency in doing research for development Learn what works and what does not
What we might do?What we might do? Pull together and synthesize lessons in what works Pull together and synthesize lessons in what works and what does not in harnessing research to innovation processes Identify critical capacity development needs and oversee an initiative to meet them Arrange exchange visits amongst BLs and C&C projects Write a position paper PLAN ACT REFLECT
Identified some of the things that need working on yesterdayneed working on yesterday
War chestWar chest Budget Worst case $100k; conservative $320k in 2011 What was in Gender mainstreaming Ensuring quality of research and process (money for external review) Training in policy influence Support innovation research S ti ti h Gap analysis, support innovation research champions Building facilitation skills for BLs, key staff in BDCs g , y Support to emerging opportunity
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