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Ppp Ceres Summer School 2009 (Author: Wenny Ho)

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This formed the introduction to the workshop \'\'Connecting ivory towers" at the CERES Summer School, 3 July 2009.

This formed the introduction to the workshop \'\'Connecting ivory towers" at the CERES Summer School, 3 July 2009.

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  • 1. Connecting ivory towers Triangulation of knowledge from practice, research and policy-making Ceres Summer School 3 rd July 2009
  • 2. International development
    • Dynamic environment
    • Complex challenges
    • Emergent trends and solutions
    • Range of actors
    • Need for knowledge
  • 3. Burning question:
    • Move away from one-time successes to
    • establishing common ground across
      • Policy-makers
      • (Academic) researchers
      • Practitioners
  • 4. Programme workshop
    • Introduction workshop and welcome
    • Knowledge landscapes:
      • Brief overview
      • Working groups
      • Presentation groups and discussion
  • 5. Who is who?
    • Name
    • Affiliation
    • Expectations
    • Contributions
  • 6.  
  • 7. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Three headed organization
  • 8. Organization of knowledge (1)
    • In the structure:
      • Research and Communication Division
      • Inspection and Evaluation Unit
      • Personnel and Organization Department
      • Documentary Information Systems Department
      • Policy and Operations Evaluation Department
      • Scientific councilors (2)
  • 9. Organization of knowledge (2)
    • In the work:
    • Plans: KOS (knowledge and research strategies)
    • ‘ informal’ knowledge groups
    • Advisory trajectories, policy-making platforms
    • Contracted research (directly and indirectly e.g. World Bank)
    • Balance generalists - specialists
  • 10. Organization of knowledge (3)
    • Engaging with the ‘outside’ world:
    • Academics: IS academies, MDGprofs
    • With practitioners and academics: DPRN
    • Diners pensant: think together (academics and practitioners)
    • Influencing the ‘outside’ world:
    • Financing KM with co-financing agencies
    • Supporting southern education, research, capacity building and innovation systems
  • 11. Knowledge landscape?
    • Efforts to organize for interfacing:
    • Enhance capacities to interface
    • Organize structures for interfacing
    • Networking for change and for synergy: internally and externally
  • 12. But……………
    • Differentiate between knowledge management and strategies of engaging
    • Political cycles and political dimensions (pressures) complicate optimum engagement
    • Academics and practitioners do not fully grasp complexity of policy-making

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