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RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance
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RiPPLE experience and lessons: Working as an alliance

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Presented by Zemede Abebe (RiPPLE) at the National Platform Meeting on Land and Water Management in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 19 December 2011. …

Presented by Zemede Abebe (RiPPLE) at the National Platform Meeting on Land and Water Management in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 19 December 2011.

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  • 1. RiPPLE experience and Lessons: Working as an Alliance Zemede Abebe, RiPPLE 2nd National Platform on Land and Water management ILRI, Addis Ababa, 19 December 2011
  • 2. RiPPLE Purpose
  • 3. 1. Core Thematic areas <ul><li>WASH/rainwater harvesting (RWH) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated water resource management (IWRM), </li></ul><ul><li>climate change </li></ul><ul><li>cross cutting activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity building, M&E, and gender. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking and alliance building among sector actors </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. 2. RiPPLE Approach <ul><li>Involve facilitating the evidence-based learning process, </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge generation and knowledge sharing within the sector stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering knowledge products to meet the information needs of the WASH sector </li></ul><ul><li>capacity development, monitoring & evaluation and demonstration low cost technology </li></ul>
  • 5. 3. Input to policy processes <ul><li>Evidence based research recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>working with established networks at various levels & has established new platform </li></ul><ul><li>Active engagement with implementing partners, networks and forums at national and regional level ( PANE, CCRDA, FfE, NCCN, FLoWS, LPA, ECS, </li></ul>
  • 6. 4 . Uptake and outcomes <ul><li>Use of research outputs in training materials </li></ul><ul><li>Support for new curriculum development in climate change adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication work has linked the university with practical field situation </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up the engagement of trained MSC students in the sector at regional and woreda levels </li></ul><ul><li>Input for various policy level debate (WSF, MUS, SS, EPA, Universities) </li></ul>
  • 7. What LPAs and FLoWS are? <ul><li>Learning and Practice Alliances are groups of stakeholders working together to learn, innovate and scale-up </li></ul><ul><li>create learning opportunity by b ringing together implementers , policy and decision makers, researchers … others </li></ul><ul><li>Organised into linked platforms at key institutional levels </li></ul>
  • 8. KEY CONCEPTS IN LPAs 1 – Different Institutional Levels 2 – Multiple Stakeholders & disciplines Global National Intermediate Community/end-user Donors Line ministries National Government Universities Banks Companies INGOs Offices of line ministries Local government Donor projects Local NGOs Local private sector Local Banks Extension officers Mechanics Donors Multilateral orgs. Advocacy orgs. Learning orgs Men/Women Rich/poor Domestic Productive
  • 9. Global National Intermediate Community Donors Line ministries National platform Universities Banks Companies Local government Offices of line ministries Donor projects Local NGOs INGOs Local private sector Local Banks Extension officers Mechanics Donors Multilateral orgs. Advocacy orgs. Learning orgs Men/Women Rich/poor Domestic Productive Global platform National Government Intermediate platform Community platforms 3 – Platforms Learning and Practice Alliances: Linked stakeholder platforms At key institutional levels Supported by external facilitation Engaging in learning – action research 5 – Communication 4 – Facilitation
  • 10. Establish Regional / Zonal Platform Regional / Zonal Platform Woreda platform Identify Pilot woredas Establish Woreda platform Identify pilot communities Learn together Scale up in woreda Scale up in region Share lessons at region / zone Consolidate lessons and. … National platform National Region / zone Woreda Community RiPPLE team Action research Woreda facilitator Regional facilitator National facilitator
  • 11. Why Learning and Practice Alliances? <ul><li>Little integration among different sectors actors for lesson sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Research and innovation takes place in isolation and used mostly for academic consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership of research and innovation is not created outside of the pilot research team </li></ul><ul><li>Limited opportunity of scaling up of practices </li></ul>
  • 12. Success of LPAs and FLoWS <ul><li>Improved implementation on the ground by way of using research outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Better information sharing as RiPPLE & other organizations are sharing their studies & program experience </li></ul><ul><li>Created opportunity for the research out puts to inform policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Shared learning among sector actors: national & regional (research outputs, program experience & discussion on policy document), practiciners, MSF </li></ul>
  • 13. Challenges of LPAs and FLoWS <ul><li>Less attention given at the start of the program & progress observed in due course </li></ul><ul><li>High turnover of staff in key government offices </li></ul><ul><li>Mach effort needed to increasing ownership of LPAs by ensuring contribution in time and finance by LPA members </li></ul><ul><li>Linking to MSF undertaking to the level expected was difficult </li></ul>
  • 14. Examples of Policy level linkages <ul><li>WASH inventory, sanitation … </li></ul><ul><li>Input to the Development of UAP/GTP/WIF-self supply options </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change adaptation plans and training module </li></ul><ul><li>GLoWS module for TVETS and graduates, WASHCO, capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>24 Research outputs including MUS </li></ul>
  • 15. Few sustainability and Success factors <ul><li>Working closely with interested partners who directly benefit from the alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Support institutionalization in MoWE/BoWE </li></ul><ul><li>Build on core challenges and initiatives using experienced facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Linkage to implementation (GLoWS, WASHCO..) </li></ul><ul><li>Project with 3 to 5 years, refresher training </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional and individual commitment </li></ul>

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