Open knowledge sharing to support learning inagricultural and livestock research for development                       pro...
Topics   Why we need learning – ‘business as    usual interventions’ don’t work   ILRI and more effective development  ...
Business as usual – Ask the farmersWhat’s your     I’ll go find   Feedmain problem        some               technology
Business as usual – What’s on the                   scientists’ shelf      What feed     technologies            Planted f...
“Our findings indicate that   business as usual feed      ‘promotion’ and interventions are not too        promising.”    ...
ILRI roles in program learning   ILRI as a ‘knowledge’ partner – in    development projects     Learning,M&E, impact ass...
Some starting points   Together - researchers, communities,    and development partners - know so    much …     How  do ...
Some ‘answers’1.   Co-create and co-learn in multi-     stakeholder platforms2.   Document and mobilize knowledge     from...
1. Innovation platforms             spaces for              diverse actors              to engage in              dialogu...
2. Documenting (un)usual voices                   Community                    perspectives                   Beyond rep...
Participatory video
Most significant   Any observablechanges                  impacts?
Discussion support tools             Farmer focus           Rapid value chain            assessment           Participat...
Discussion support toolsContribution of livelihood activities to household income (as a                          percentag...
3. Open the knowledge           Open research           ‘Working out            loud’
Open planning – events and thinking
‘Open’ events – all the discussions
Open projects – work in progress
Open sharing – gaps, weaknesses …
Open presentations
Open photos
Open reports and repository
Open for feedback
Working out loud!   “bringing activities out of closed repositories and    applications [and events and processes], and p...
5. Engage over time      Partners,        collaborators      Relationships      Feedback      Open mindsets      Social le...
Challenges   Process versus products   Getting to open   Finding ‘facilitation’ and process    expertise   Fear of new...
Contacts   KM and KS @ ILRI: Peter Ballantyne (    p.ballantyne@cgiar.org)   Participatory video: Beth Cullen (    b.cul...
Open knowledge sharing to support learning in agricultural and livestock research for development projects
Open knowledge sharing to support learning in agricultural and livestock research for development projects
Open knowledge sharing to support learning in agricultural and livestock research for development projects
Open knowledge sharing to support learning in agricultural and livestock research for development projects
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Open knowledge sharing to support learning in agricultural and livestock research for development projects

2,645

Published on

Presented by Peter Ballantyne at the USAID-TOPS Food Security and Nutrition Network East Africa Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 11-13 June 2012

0 Comments
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,645
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
23
Comments
0
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Open knowledge sharing to support learning in agricultural and livestock research for development projects

  1. 1. Open knowledge sharing to support learning inagricultural and livestock research for development projects Peter Ballantyne Food Security and Nutrition Network East Africa Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 11-13 June 2012
  2. 2. Topics Why we need learning – ‘business as usual interventions’ don’t work ILRI and more effective development Why share and learn – starting points for knowledge management? Ways to share and learn – approaches we use at ILRI
  3. 3. Business as usual – Ask the farmersWhat’s your I’ll go find Feedmain problem some technology
  4. 4. Business as usual – What’s on the scientists’ shelf What feed technologies Planted forage have you got? Urea treated straw Bypass protein OK, let’s try those
  5. 5. “Our findings indicate that business as usual feed ‘promotion’ and interventions are not too promising.” Alan Duncan (ILRI)“If you do what you’vealways done, you’ll getwhat you always got.” Mark Twain
  6. 6. ILRI roles in program learning ILRI as a ‘knowledge’ partner – in development projects  Learning,M&E, impact assessment  Knowledge, expertise, facilitation, CD  Evidence, validation, … ILRI as R4D ‘solution-finder’ with partners  Participatory, multi-stakeholder …  Explicit learning/knowledge focus … ILRI’s ‘open’ research, knowledge and learning approach [local to global]
  7. 7. Some starting points Together - researchers, communities, and development partners - know so much …  How do we create, document and share this knowledge?  How do we support learning, and share the results?  How do we enrich these processes of documenting, learning, and sharing?  Can we do R4D better? To increase the effectiveness of R4D!
  8. 8. Some ‘answers’1. Co-create and co-learn in multi- stakeholder platforms2. Document and mobilize knowledge from the (un)usual people3. Make research knowledge, events, processes and platforms ‘open’4. Engage, engage, engage …
  9. 9. 1. Innovation platforms  spaces for diverse actors to engage in dialogue, and to jointly identify, learn about and address issues Innovating with communities
  10. 10. 2. Documenting (un)usual voices  Community perspectives  Beyond reports Listen and learn
  11. 11. Participatory video
  12. 12. Most significant Any observablechanges impacts?
  13. 13. Discussion support tools Farmer focus  Rapid value chain assessment  Participatory ‘FEAST’ feed assessment with communities  Technology prioritization with farmers (Techfit)
  14. 14. Discussion support toolsContribution of livelihood activities to household income (as a  percentage) 6% Results in: 6% 32%  Promising feed Agriculture 14% interventions that Livestock Remmitance might work Labour Others Business 20%  Better understand 22% why usual suspects often don’t work Solutions suggested by farmers  Learning from  Crops at backyard, around communities fence, farm side  Reducing the herd size  Improving the utilization of straws of different food crops  Providing farmers with continuous training
  15. 15. 3. Open the knowledge  Open research  ‘Working out loud’
  16. 16. Open planning – events and thinking
  17. 17. ‘Open’ events – all the discussions
  18. 18. Open projects – work in progress
  19. 19. Open sharing – gaps, weaknesses …
  20. 20. Open presentations
  21. 21. Open photos
  22. 22. Open reports and repository
  23. 23. Open for feedback
  24. 24. Working out loud! “bringing activities out of closed repositories and applications [and events and processes], and pulling them into the open increases the likelihood of learning information earlier.” - Stowe Boyd: http://blog.podio.com/2011/08/01/working-out-loud-make- WOL = Observable Work + Narrating Your Work  Narrating Your Work: journaling what you are doing in an open way for others to follow  Observable Work: creating / modifying / storing your work where others can see it, follow it and contribute to it, before it is final
  25. 25. 5. Engage over time Partners, collaborators Relationships Feedback Open mindsets Social learning Social media
  26. 26. Challenges Process versus products Getting to open Finding ‘facilitation’ and process expertise Fear of new ‘tools’; fear of ‘overload’ Making time to learn and share
  27. 27. Contacts KM and KS @ ILRI: Peter Ballantyne ( p.ballantyne@cgiar.org) Participatory video: Beth Cullen ( b.cullen@cgiar.org) Innovation platforms: Alan Duncan ( a.duncan@cgiar.org) http://infoilri.wordpress.com
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×