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