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Overview Of APR 2009

  1. 1.  Overview of APR 2009 Workshop  1-4 March 2009 Bangkok, Thailand
  2. 2. APR as Learning/KM Event <ul><li>Evolution of APR workshops: 2004 to 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>From IFAD-centric (internal processes and procedures) to country- and participant-centered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirrors move toward country presence and direct supervision and implementation support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incorporate participant evaluation and feedback into design of next APR </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing focus on knowledge management and integration of ENRAP and KFs </li></ul><ul><li>More discipline in time/presentation management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Participatory Stalinist Approach” (PSA) – Imran, 28 Feb </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. APR 2009: What’s New? <ul><li>Handover from Ron to Martina as coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>“ Direct implementation” of APR workshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IFAD PAs functioning as secretariat team, working with Shankar and three FAO support staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expanded role of KFs and KM techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked hard during weekend to prepare for event with Allison, Lucie and Shalini </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Created social reporting blog on IFAD website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ifad-un.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up café like atmosphere to encourage cross-country mingling and interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Please try to sit with participants from other countries </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. APR 2009 Goal and Theme <ul><li>The goal of the Asia and the Pacific annual performance review workshop is to enhance the implementation and impact of IFAD-funded development interventions in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Theme: </li></ul><ul><li>supervision and implementation support </li></ul>
  5. 5. APR Provides Opportunity to… <ul><li>Discuss important design and implementation issues </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss new initiatives and thematic areas (such as food prices and climate change) </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships with peers and colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Create networks to share good practices, knowledge and experiences </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who’s Here? ~134 colleagues Regional partners = 22 (14 organizations) Country/project participants = 80 (16 countries) IFAD staff & facilitators = 32
  7. 7. Workshop Flow: Monday/Tuesday Day AM PM Evening Monday 2 March <ul><li>Follow-up on APR 2007 and achievements in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Experience in direct supervision and areas for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>How can we work better to improve relevance, quality and cost-effectiveness? </li></ul><ul><li>Role of grants in country programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge market set up </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner, poolside, 8 th floor </li></ul>Tuesday 3 March <ul><li>Improving knowledge management practices (including emerging good practices) </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the country programme for results </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge events: soaring food prices; and knowledge market on food crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Free time – enjoy Bangkok… but please don’t get lost! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Workshop Flow: Wednesday/Thursday Day AM PM Wednesday 4 March <ul><li>Adaptation to climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability – key challenges in project implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Country teams fine-tune country programme Annual Work Plan & Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation, wrap-up and closing </li></ul>Thursday 5 March <ul><li>Field trips organized by BAAC to: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated farm and organic farm in Chonburi Province </li></ul><ul><li>Rice Research Centre and OTOP Centre in Ayuttaya Province </li></ul>
  9. 9. Housekeeping Items <ul><ul><ul><li>Secretariat staff will be posted next to LCD projector and flash time remaining cards during presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Please write questions/comments on cards during presentations; will have Q&A at end of sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All workshop documentation will be available on social reporting blog -- ifad-un.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free internet access: computers in secretariat (but not during sessions); WiFi in lobby (use LB01 network) </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements about reimbursements when ready </li></ul><ul><li>Use and check bulletin board for messages </li></ul>
  10. 10. Suggested Workshop Norms <ul><li>Turn cell phones/Blackberries off (or silent) during sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize participation from everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let English be a barrier to sharing and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Be punctual; respect and manage time – “This is everyone’s responsibility” (Siale, 28 Feb) </li></ul><ul><li>Be concise in plenary interventions from the floor; moderators and facilitators given license to be Participatory Stalinists! </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun and enjoy our time together in Bangkok!!! </li></ul>