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  • East and Southern Africa Knowledge Management Strategy Miriam Cherogony
  • Current Status in PF
    • Five (5) communities of practice are already established in the PF region.
      • Marketing – SNV /IFAD – based in Kampala, Uganda
      • Agriculture and Water Management – ICRISAT/IFAD based in Nbi, Kenya
      • Managing for Impact - SMIP/IFAD
      • Rural Finance – AFRACA/IFAD, Nbi, Kenya
      • Land Tenure – Managed from IFAD
      • Gender Mainstreaming – FAO/IFAD
  • Current Status Cont..
    • Other knowledge initiatives include:-
      • AFRACA – Pan-African rural finance
      • Face-to-face interaction with Programmes
      • Rural Knowledge Network – FAO/IFAD
      • Linking Local Learners –FAO/IFAD
      • First Mile Project – AMSDP, TZ/IFAD
      • E-newsletter – PF Initiative
  • FRAO Community of Practice Fiduciary Oversight Knowledge Sharing Policy Dialogue Innovations Knowledge Mgt Targeting HIV/AIDS Gender Funds Cross cutting Issues RURAL POVERTY PORTAL IFADAFRICA IMAWESA RURAL FINANCE LAND TENURE SMIP SCAPEMA FIDAFRIQUE AFRACA
  • Thematic Areas Country Programme Team Project 1 Project 2 Project 3 Beneficiaries Beneficiaries Beneficiaries Knowledge Sharing Knowledge Sharing Knowledge Sharing
  • Current Status Cont..
    • Survey showed a gap between the need to access knowledge and grass-root availability of knowledge to share.
    • E.g., while 89.8% needed lessons learned for their daily work, only 38.8% generated lessons learned.
  • Opportunities & Challenges
    • Country office and direct supervision by IFAD is expected to improve the learning
    • Regional implementation workshop has facilitated some networking between programme
    • Every thematic group have worked independently hence no learning across the thematic areas
    • Learning across country programmes has not been there but improving now
  • Lessons Learnt
    • Set up a joint web-based platform in the form of IFADAfrica – each community have developed their own site – need for a one stop KM shop
    • Process documentation to bring out the lessons learnt for knowledge sharing within the region and develop a competitive process of selecting the best lesson to be uploaded to the poverty portal.
  • Lessons Learnt Cont..
    • Cross learning between the thematic communities along the areas of common interest
    • Possible cross learning with sister organization FIDAfrique through joint knowledge sharing along the thematic areas, exchange visits, linkage and synergy
    • Support and promotion for discussion forum moderators for each of the community of practice to encourage knowledge sharing
  • Lessons Learnt Cont..
    • Need to financially support international technical assistance to the community of practice as and when required (on a need basis)
    • Assist the programme develop communication strategy in order to effectively implement their activities
    • Provide for translation of key learning documents to be made available to a wider audience in Africa
  • Sustainability of Network
    • User driven, inclusive, bottom-up organically growing knowledge management network based on a system development
    • Move away from an organization-centred KM systems to pooling knowledge in a broader and more inclusive way
    • Generate and/or co-produce knowledge to share costs
  • Sustainability Cont…
    • Facilitate the building of partnerships, linkages and synergies
    • Foster bottom-up conversations
    • Keep knowledge creation close to the knowledge creators/owners
    • Resource mobilization from broad base of development partners- need a clear fundraising strategy
  • Contact
    • IFADAFRICA ESA Coordination
    • IFAD Kenya Country Office
    • NAIROBI, KENYA
    • E-mail: [email_address]
    • Website: www.ifadafrica.org
    • Tel: +254 20 762 1028