1. Overview of Capacity Development (CapDev)
in the CRP on Humidtropics - A discussion on CapDev needs
and how CapDev can support the ECA Flagship work
Dr. Iddo Dror – Head of Capacity Development (ILRI)
Capacity Development focal point for CRP Humidtropics
CGIAR Research Program on the Humidtropics / East & Central Africa Flagship
Action Site Facilitators meeting / Kigali, Rwanda / 6-7 March 2014
Let’s get to know each other better…
• Maturity of R4D /
• Experience facilitating R4D
• How well are the R4D
• AS/FS platform? Working
on single issue / multiple
3. CapDev in the context of the CGIAR Reform
Reflections by the
CGIAR CEO (July 2012):
Where are we now, and what
role for CapDev interventions?
Last mile – final inch issues: CapDev as one of
the remaining priorities
CGIAR funding through development budgets,
not national science foundations – what CGIAR
needs to deliver are development outcomes
CapDev– a key area where CGIAR can contribute
and needs to be articulated – each CRP will need
to have a clear strategy
Source: CGIAR: Reflections by the CEO. An update on CGIAR reform:
reinvigorating global research on agriculture.
Speaker: Frank Rijsberman, CEO, CGIAR Consortium Link:
4. Renewed interest at highest levels in systemic
Capacity Development efforts
5. The CGIAR CapDev Community of Practice
• Launched in Oct 2013, with
over 35 practitioners from
CRPs, CG Centers, and
• Enhancing strategic
alignment of practice and
development of capacity
products for CRPs and
6. Overview of CapDev in the Humidtropics CRP
Conceived to respond the global capacity
development and learning needs of the Humidtropics:
• Support platform implementation
• Develop tools and learning methodologies
• Enable effective capacity development &
learning processes throughout the program.
7. Overview of CapDev in the Humidtropics CRP
Example of possible activities / functional areas
Analyze: Conduct an assessment of existing capacities and gaps ► Map out by
subcomponents (e.g. Area/Flagship, activity, recipient group etc.) ► Matrix of CD needs
with corresponding CD activities. ► Embed CD activities / components into broader CRP
Design/ Develop: Design appropriate interventions based on analysis ► Evaluate
(existing) CD tools / methods / materials / Technologies needed for Matrix ► Develop /
adopt specific training activities ► Test CD tools / activities (refine as needed) ► CD
Training modules / tools & materials repository
Implement: Evaluate existing & potential partnerships; look for suitable partners that
can help in CD activities ► select and train partners (ToT) ► Roll out CD activities
through this pool of (certified?) trainers ► Ensure learning is shared (ideally in real
time) across the CRP
Evaluate: M&E of CD and learning activities ► independent Impact Assessment (RCTs
etc.) of key activities. ► feed into next plan… and the cycle recommences.
8. Quick Jolt – or carry on?
1-2-3 Clap by Thiagi
A 2-minute jolt around
9. Needs Assessment
What is it? Do we need it now?
The process of identifying
requirements and the
"gap" between what
performance is required
and what presently exists.
10. In other words… Mind the Gap!
On the job
(e.g. performance of our
IP/ R4D platforms)
other type of
(e.g. text book performance
of platforms following
best available guidelines)
12. ADDIE –
The “get your pop corn ready version”
13. What were the main components of the ADDIE
14. What were the main components of the ADDIE
15. Limits of traditional training programs:
16. Limits of traditional training programs:
• Supply-driven, top-down (THE right answer)
• Intensive / costly in terms of both participants
and instructors time and effort
• Difficult to identify and explain impact of training
in the real world
… and the list goes on, so:
Capacity development not an end in itself
and not a panacea!
17. When is training unlikely to solve the problem?
18. When is training unlikely to solve the problem?
If funding is an issue...
If lack time / staff…
If lack feedback…
If not motivated…
If unclear expectations…
more time / resources
So important to determine the causes of the
underperformance and analyze if/when capacity
development activities would be an appropriate
19. Quick Jolt – or carry on?
Name That Tune by Tracy Tagliati
A 2-minute jolt around
and how thoughts are
transferred to others.
20. Let’s Exercise
Conducting a “mini-TNA”
• Please take 10-15 minutes
for an individual survey
(online or paper-based)
• Then, join a small groups for
a 15-minute Focus Group
– what are your major priorities?
– What are areas that you feel
CapDev can support you with?
– Are your needs very context /
location specific or will generic
21. Feedback from Focus Group Discussions
The floor is yours:
what does your “wish
list” look like?