Annex 9 Recap Knowledge, Learning, Networks

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  • 1. RECAP: Nurturing and Harnessing the potential of RWH partners: How to jointly further upscale RWH by Knowledge management, Learning and Networking Bart Romijn Presented by M. Malesu and Mutinda
  • 2. Knowledge Knowledge is information + skills +attitude + experience: “It is not what you know but whom you know” Bart……2013 • Content (e.g. RWH legislation, organization, market) • Carriers (e.g. people, data bases, internet, networks) • Processes (analyses, transfer)
  • 3. 4 Pillars of Knowledge Mgt. 1. 2. 3. 4. Acquiring/influx of knowledge Storing and sharing Upgrading, creating and synthesis Applying or sharing – Advocacy usually left out
  • 4. Exercise – e.g. ICRAF INFLUX STORING UPGRADING APPLICATION Annual reports Web based data bases Synthesis Journal articles Case study reports Working research papers Peer review Policy briefs M&E reports Web: e.g. Twitter Survey reports questionnaires Advocacy Self Assessment is critical for identification of gaps
  • 5. Learning “If we observe how children play partnership would be fun or maybe effective” Bart…2013 • Learning = improve knowledge, skills and competencies • Change attitude • Enhance capacity to cope with change ( agility, resilience, innovation) Level : individual, team, organization, interorganizational and global
  • 6. Synergies - KLN • Knowledge needs learning (short life) and networks • Learning needs knowledge (basis) and networks (peers, confronting views, joint creation) • Network needs knowledge (motivation) and learning (incentives)
  • 7. Elements of a Network Starting point: • Mission, strategic approaches and partners, Distinctive core competencies e.g. RWH, Policies, organization, processes, Tasks and skills Enabling conditions: • vision, skills, resources ( $$$ time, systems, partners and processes), incentives (leadership, culture, feedback exposure), Actions
  • 8. Integration of K, L & N KLN relates to many domains: • Upscaling and acceleration, Innovation, Evidence based advocacy, Quality mgt., Marketing, Fundraising etc. • Major Challenge: overload of information • Action based joint learning is a continuous process
  • 9. Key Questions and Conclusion • Networking: How can you create ownership and how do you motivate members/partners? • “Knowledge is power”. How do you share knowledge in a competitive world? Answer: Understand people’s interest, establish common interest, be inclusive and apply a nontechnical approach