Eastern and Southern Africa KM Networks

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  • 1. Knowledge Management East and Southern Africa Miriam Cherogony
  • 2. Overall strategy (1)
    • Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), IFAD has supported several thematic networks (communities of practice) related to specific rural development themes, such as:
      • Agricultural water management (IMAWESA),
      • Rural finance (KMP),
      • Market access (SCAPEMA),
      • Monitoring and evaluation (SMIP),
      • gender mainstreaming and
      • land tenure.
    • It is envisaged that this trend will continue as new thematic gaps are identified.
  • 3. FRAO CPMT & Project/ Programme Fiduciary Oversight Knowledge Sharing Policy Dialogue Innovations Knowledge Mgt Targeting HIV/AIDS Gender Funds Cross cutting Issues ESA Knowledge System RURAL POVERTY PORTAL IFAD AFRICA IMAWESA RURAL FINANCE LAND TENURE SMIP SCAPEMA FIDA AFRIQUE Grant Recipient
  • 4. Overall strategy (2)
    • Specialised networks of people and institutions that are harvesting, documenting & disseminating in ESA.
    • Direct supervision – three out-posted CPMs (Tanzania, Kenya & Ethiopia) and 8 country officers – CPMT will become the focal point for KM
    • A single networking ICT platform ( www.ifadafrica.org ) & Non-ICT based dissemination tools will be developed to reach those without internet connectivity
  • 5. Nairobi Launch & Learning Workshop What happened?
  • 6. Deliberations
    • Three day launch workshop (ESA / WCA)
    • Two days learning workshops - IFADAmerica, ENRAP, Procasur, FRAO (WCA)
    • Prioritization of activities as follows:-
      • Capacity building and training
      • Knowledge harvesting and dissemination
      • Policy dialogue
    • This workshop is a response to these priorities – Pilot Countries (Demand driven)
  • 7. Concept Note Process
    • Develop a systematic and effective system for knowledge management and learning for IFAD-supported projects
    • We used participatory methods to involve some of you – teleconference, e-mail has enriched concept note and workshop agenda
    • Workshop steering group will be meeting daily to refine issues
    • Writing group – Thursday will be refining the workshop deliberations
  • 8. Concept Note Process Cont..
    • Two learning workshops (3-9 Months)
    • All geared towards putting in place an effective and efficient project management system integrating knowledge management
    • Put the learning into practice in the countries with support through ongoing mentoring and coaching
    • Follow-up and support from the IFADAfrica network
  • 9. Contact
    • IFADAFRICA/FIDAFRIQUE ESA
    • Kenya Country Office
    • UN Lane, Off United Nations Ave
    • P.O Box 30511 0100
    • Nairobi, Kenya
    • Tel: +254 (20) 762 10 28
    • E-mail: [email_address]