Core Group Presentation

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Presentation by the core group at the 3rd I-K-Mediary Network workshop held at IDS, November 09.

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Core Group Presentation

  1. 1. IK MEDIARIES CORE GROUP REPORT BACK 4 – 6 Nov 2009
  2. 2. Where we come from <ul><li>The beginning </li></ul><ul><li>May 2007, IDS – bringing together a group of actors involved in increasing access to research, information & knowledge for development </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>The idea was to bring together actors involved in development into the front, get to know one another, talk to each other, learn from each other with the purpose of strengthening our work through sharing and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the actors? </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizers, signposters, communicators, librarians, portal/gateway administrators </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where we come from cont. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Find out if there are any commonalities </li></ul><ul><li>Discover what we can learn from each other </li></ul><ul><li>Identify potential & possible areas for collaboration and exchange </li></ul><ul><li>What we did </li></ul><ul><li>It served as an introduction but we leanred so much of who we were, what we could do and what we can share with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>??? of what we do </li></ul><ul><li>Walk the talk </li></ul><ul><li>Highely interactive sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Did a supply-demand chain for information flow </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>The 5-day workshop had been a journey - but little did we know that that it is just the beginning of a more long term journey </li></ul>
  4. 4. Between ourselves workshop, July 2008 <ul><li>Global representation </li></ul><ul><li>Touched on the important issues: - reflect on conference proceedings - Strengthen our understanding of the role of intermediaries - Learn together & identify good practice - Broaden & develop the group into an ongoing platform for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Chart a way forward </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a Core Group </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Activities of Core Group <ul><li>Monthly meetings by phone </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a Membership Policy - types of membership - requirements of membership - focus on peer learning & sharing experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Funding issues - Scoping donors - Concept Note - Funding proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of member needs, profiles & interests </li></ul><ul><li>Formalize network </li></ul>
  6. 6. Opportunities <ul><li>Research undertaking </li></ul><ul><li>Helping others to adapt good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building – mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Creating new products </li></ul><ul><li>Getting into a new country </li></ul><ul><li>Building thematic network members </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly publication </li></ul>
  7. 7. Achievements <ul><li>Network moving from informal to formal one </li></ul><ul><li>Bilateral collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing & skills building eg. Web 2.0, CSE </li></ul><ul><li>Organized events – 1 conference, & 3 workshops bringing together intermediaries 24 organisations (40 individual members) </li></ul><ul><li>Publications on intermediary work </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion list and IKM webpage on IDS website </li></ul><ul><li>Developed a Concept Note for fundraising </li></ul>
  8. 8. Report from Core Group Meeting 2 – 3 November <ul><li>Network model </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Period </li></ul><ul><li>Activities during transition period </li></ul><ul><li>Collective responsibility: invitation to all here </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat and role of IDS </li></ul>

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