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IAG output 2

  1. 1. MK4D Output 2 <br />More effective platforms <br />for sharing research knowledge globally <br />Debbie Beer, 15 June 2011<br />
  2. 2. Output 2 desired outcome(what would we expect / like / love to see?)<br />global “infrastructure” <br />(systems, groups/networks/collaborations of people / organisations, behaviours)<br /> which enables intermediaries to share research knowledge more effectively<br />
  3. 3. Output 2 desired outcome(what would we expect / like / love to see?)<br />a more enabling environment for connecting up content, systems and people in the development intermediary sector, to share research knowledge<br />more effective, sustainable and appropriate linkages for knowledge sharing, through groups of people and organisations, and through systems and behavioural change<br />increased capacity inthe sector to share and aggregate research knowledge in meaningful and demand-led ways<br />
  4. 4. Output 2 activity streams<br />
  5. 5. Output 2 activity streams<br />Foundations– scoping, network & partnership development<br /><ul><li>I-K-Mediary Network as an enabler
  6. 6. Intermediary “mapping” – scoping & mapping the sector</li></ul>Systems– projects & collaborations<br /><ul><li>OpenAPI project - opening up the MK4D services’ content base to programmatic use by others
  7. 7. Support /capacity development - for other collaborative systems projects, linking with other Outputs</li></ul>Behaviours– protocols/ways of working & advocacy for open access<br /><ul><li>Working group on protocols / ways of working to enable content sharing
  8. 8. Targeted advocacy for promoting effective sharing</li></li></ul><li>Output 2 logframe indicators<br />Cooperation:active cooperation agreements involving intermediaries <br />OpenAPI: international partners use OpenAPI to create tailored applications using MK4D content<br />Open access advocacy:debates influenced by MK4D stakeholders to increase open access – referring to Southern intermediary perspectives<br />
  9. 9. Output 2 progress - summary<br />Substantial progress overall while investing in developing robust partnerships, collaborations and processes<br />Building for progress over the whole programme to 2013 (and beyond) more important than hitting Y1 milestone dates<br />Y1 milestones re-scheduled (4-7 month delays) – but on track overall to meet later milestones & 2013 targets<br />Exciting outcomes from OpenAPI project and I-K-Mediary Network<br />Intermediary “mapping”, advocacy, WG on protocols – moving from scoping/preparation to implementation<br />Collaborative projects – 1 began March, 3 under negotiation<br />
  10. 10. Output 2 progress – approaches<br />Building collaborative processes and relationships<br /><ul><li>For lasting value, investing for coherent & robust partnerships and processes </li></ul>Building understanding of contexts, buy-in and ownership<br /><ul><li>Takes time & effort</li></ul>Iterative approach – re-thinking “how” as we go<br /><ul><li>Aiming for well-managed flexibility - adapting & evolving in response to feedback, emerging learning & review</li></li></ul><li>Output 2 progress – approaches<br />Cost-effectiveness<br /><ul><li>Value for money
  11. 11. Leveraging linkages across MK4D activities and other relationships
  12. 12. Seeking multiplier potential</li></ul>Calculated risk taking<br /><ul><li>Higher risk projects where justified by potential benefits
  13. 13. Experimental work with longer term horizons e.g. semantic web </li></li></ul><li>Output 2 Y1 key stories<br />I-K-Mediary Network maturing<br /><ul><li>Knowledge Brokers Forum
  14. 14. Expanding activities - virtual events, annual workshop, project working groups, new website, governance & funding strategy work
  15. 15. Taking ownership of Intermediary “mapping” project
  16. 16. Bi-lateral collaborations starting to emerge spontaneously as relationships mature</li></li></ul><li>Knowledge Brokers’ Forum (KBF) - network of 330+ in 63 countries built since Oct 2010<br />
  17. 17. I-K-Mediary Network – Intermediary “mapping”mind map<br />
  18. 18. I-K-Mediary Network bilateral collaboration Content from India’s Down to Earth (CSE) to be translated into Bangladesh local languages by D.Netfor 5,000 villages<br />
  19. 19. Output 2 Y1 key stories<br />Open API Project<br /><ul><li>presentation by Duncan Edwards</li></li></ul><li>Output 2 challenges & risks<br />Building multiple, new, inter-dependent activity streams in parallel<br /><ul><li>Complex management, resource allocation & scheduling
  20. 20. Being a funder & seeking co-funding</li></ul>Choosing where to focus effort/resources<br /><ul><li>Huge potential scope! Examples: Working Group on open research communications (protocols & ways of working); M&E baselines</li></ul>Relatively short time horizon<br /><ul><li>3 yrs very short for building “infrastructure” and demonstrating significant wider outcomes
  21. 21. Longer term sustainability</li></ul>Building cooperation – partnerships, collaborations, links<br /><ul><li>Resource intensive, communications, cultures, power relations, barriers, disconnects, virtual meetings</li></li></ul><li>Output 2 – some specific learning<br />I-K-Mediary Network: closer relationships that develop over time between intermediaries (2-4 years) are more likely to foster collaboration and engagement <br />KBF : multiple tools & and a mixture of facilitation techniques help to foster effective knowledge sharing - & email lists can be just as effective at fostering connections as online web 2.0/social networking tools<br />Intermediary “mapping”: to be an effective tool for facilitating collaboration, the “mapping” needs to be an ongoing process rather than a one-off intensive activity followed by light touch updating<br />Working Group on protocols: most effective use of resources might not be to develop new protocols but to promote existing ones & provide training/toolkits on how to use them<br />
  22. 22. Output 2 future plans<br />Foundations:<br />I-K-Mediary Network - new website; KBF; events; future governance & funding; 7 WGs for collaborative/innovative projects<br />Intermediary “mapping”- online survey; publish 1st version database & visualisations; develop further (incl. semantic web?); WG develops related broader programme of activities<br /> Systems:<br />OpenAPI project<br />Support /capacity development – progress projects under negotiation; identify new ones (calls?); open linked data/semantic web experimental work<br />Behaviours:<br />Working group on protocols – finish scoping/planning consultancy; set WG ToR & convene; ensure cross-MK4D linkages<br />Targeted advocacy - with partners, develop & implement sponsoring of southern participants; fund related research; participate in & support relevant events/fora<br />
  23. 23. Output 2 Questions<br />Are we doing the right things? What should we stop / start?<br />What should be the priorities? Where should we focus our resources?<br />Would you, as IAG members, like to be more actively involved in inputting to Output 2 activities? If so, how?<br />