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E learning africa version 23.05.2013

  1. 1. A Partnership-based Blended LearningProgramme to Support Food SecurityProfessionals in Africapresented by:Mehmet KorkmazE-Learning OfficerFood and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, ItalyBlended Learning
  2. 2. Title: “Improving the abilities of Regional Organizations to develop, implementand monitor food security learning programmes”Project Overview:Support 2 regional organizations in designing,developing and delivering learning programmes tostrengthen capacities of food security professionalsin their member states to:• analyze and report on the food security (FS)situation and• support policy formulation and emergencyresponse strategies.Project
  3. 3. Regional OrganizationsNew Partnership for Africas DevelopmentCommon Market for Eastern and Southern Africa20 member statesPermanent Inter-State Committee for DroughtControl in the SahelEconomic Community of West African States17 member states
  4. 4. FrameworkThe Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)CAADP is a continent-wide framework for developing, implementing and measuringagriculture development investments. CAADP is entirely African-led and African-owned. Pillar III aims to increase food supply and reduce hunger.Our role:• support CAADP Country Teams and Food SecurityThematic Working Group Members ;• provide required skills and knowledge to support thedesign and implementations of the CAADP FAFS in theircountries.
  5. 5. Undertaken in tandem with the EU‐FAO Improved GlobalGovernance for Hunger Reduction ProgrammePartnershipsECOWASCILSSAgence Universitaire de laFrancophonie (AUF)Agence Française pour leDéveloppement (AFD)COMESAUniversity of Pretoria, SAWorldbankWestern AfricaEastern/ Southern Africa
  6. 6. Providing a continuous learningopportunity:• e-learning and online collaborativeworkshops• face-to-face workshops• post-workshop online mentoringLearning Programme
  7. 7. Regional Learning NeedsAssessment Workshops
  8. 8. Participants should be mid- to senior-level in agenciesand organizations related to food security and nutritionand:- have a decision making role or ability to influence decisionmaking;- advise and guide the work of others in matters of foodsecurity; and- able to create multiplier opportunities to share and spreadknowledge, skills and capacities.Typical ParticipantProfile
  9. 9. Interactive LessonsName of Stakeholder/Organisation Type of Stakeholder/OrganisationKind of data concerning foodsecurity they collectWhat kind of report do theypublishMinistry of Finance & NationalPlanningPublic Gross Domestic ProductContribution, Sector GrowthCountry Economic PerformanceReportAgribusiness & MarketingDepartmentPublic Agricultural Commodity PricesAgricultural Producer Prices(inputs)Market BulletinsNational Food and NutritionCommissionAutonomous bodyunder Ministry of Health-National NutritionalStatus(statistics on stuntinglevels,micronutrient deficiencies)-Food consumption patterns-Annual food and nutritionreport- Nutrition Surveillance reports-Recommended daily foodpyramids-Nutrition assessment reportsCountry Mapping ExerciseExpert-led Group DiscussionsFacilitated Online Workshop
  10. 10. Country level FNS analysisSoft Skills (advocacy, facilitation)Action Planning andReportingFace-to-Face Workshop
  11. 11. • 3-months online mentoring by subject-matter experts provided continuous supportafter the face-to-face workshop• Guidance and follow-up on action plans• Participants exchanged experiences andreports with other countriesOnline Mentoring
  12. 12. Workshop COMESA ECOWAS TotalOnline 58 47 105Face-to-Face 51 46 97Male / Female 53% / 47% 84% / 16% 67%/33%14 of the 19 COMESA Member States participated: Burundi (4), D R Congo(4), Djibouti (3), Ethiopia (2), Kenya (2), Madagascar (2), Malawi (3), Rwanda (3),Seychelles (3), Sudan (4), Swaziland (4), Uganda (1), Zambia (5), Zimbabwe (4)All 17 ECOWAS Member States participated: Benin (4), Burkina Faso (4),Cape Verde (1), Chad (2), Côte dIvoire (5), Gambia (4), Ghana (3), Guinea (1), Guinea-Bissau (2), Liberia (5), Mali (5), Niger (1), Nigeria (2), Senegal (2), Sierra Leone (4), Togo (2)Status Report
  13. 13. “This is the most effective workshop that I have participated in”“The course was very relevant to my work”“Having more than one representative per country was helpful”“The general layout and the interactive nature of the online course make this one amasterpiece”“Great learning experience on FNS; useful tools for FNS that we can apply...”“…an insight on what other countries are doing to achieve food and nutrition security.”“This workshop in conjunction with the online training has been an ‘eye opener’ for meon CAADP.”Feedback
  14. 14. Sierra Leone: Participants organized a workshop on contingency planning andstrengthening the national platform on food and nutrition security, and aresupporting the finalization of a National Food and Nutrition Policy.Zambia: Participants re-established the CAADP country team and organized aregional stakeholders CAADP awareness meeting with 40 sector stakeholders.Seychelles: Held team building exercises for strategic reflection and leadershipon issues related to CAADP (including establishing a road map) and requestedwith the Ministry of Health the assignment a nutritionist to the team.Impact
  15. 15. Face-to-Face Workshops:• Photodocumentation (5)• Food Security Trainers (5)Online Workshops:• Online Facilitators (6)• Learning Management Experts (2)Further training scheduled for 2013:• Setting up/ upgrading the learning platform for CILSS and COMESASustainability
  16. 16. E-Learning GuideWhy this guide?• Assist partners in creating theirown e-learning courses• Share good practices(workflow and methodologies)• Practical aspects ofinstructional designTo whom?• CD managers and trainers• Instructional designers• All those interested in creatinge-learning coursesFAO Corporate Document Repository:http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2516e/i2516e00.htm
  17. 17. • Negotiation with the regions was a long process –resulted in ”buy in” and co-funding.• New way of thinking – working with the regions todevelop capacities to deliver on their food securityframeworks.• A capacity needs analysis was a key factor inensuring learning programmes were well targeted.• Blended learning works – online component buildsteams and required knowledge base.• Collaborative and group learning is an effectivemechanism to develop both hard and soft skills.Lessons learned
  18. 18. EU-FAO PROGRAMME IMPROVED GLOBAL GOVERNANCE FOR HUNGER REDUCTION willcontribute €950 000 for follow-up and parallel work to be undertaken in the three regionsover the period 2012‐15.Further support regional partners to deliver additional learningprogrammes for food security professionals in the threeregions.The three regional partners and FAO are organizing a series learningprogrammes in 2013-14 to enhance the communication, advocacyand knowledge sharing skills of food security professionals.FAO will continue to support the regional partners in the integrationof e-learning technologies and methods into their training centresfor food security.Looking ahead
  19. 19. For more information, please contact:mehmet.korkmaz@fao.orgThank you!