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    • 1. Agribusiness Community of Practice Hyderabad, October 2010 Steve Giddings Regional Facilitator: Africa infoDev, World Bank [email_address] Heidi Humala Project Manager infoDev, World Bank [email_address]
    • 2.
        • The Seed
        • Incubation helps to increase business survival and growth
        • Business incubation mainly focused on ICT, manufacturing, biotech, services…..
        • What about agribusiness incubation? How do we help facilitate more agri-incubators… especially as the impact could be enormous…
    • 3.
        • Germination
        • Finland/infoDev co-operation agreement
        • Finalisation of the agribusiness work plan to focus on innovation, value adding, and sustainability
        • Formation of the Agribusiness Community of Practice with 110+ members from 35+ countries…builds on learning from gender, ICT and high growth CoPs
        • 1 st meeting of the Community in Hyderabad Oct 10
    • 4.
        • Growth?
        • Identification of what the Community needs to focus on (3-4 areas with support from infoDev)
        • Identification of how it will operate
        • Identification of the measures of success
        • Identification of champions
    • 5.
        • Where to?
    • 6.
      • has a communication mechanism
      • creates legitimacy (trust)
      • enables participation
      • enhances learning
      • creates community/identity
      A Community of Practice
    • 7.
      • a common language
      • a common purpose
      • evolution
      • shared background or experience
      • dynamicism
      • creation of new knowledge
      • the fact that the Community facilitates more than simply “interaction”
      • [1] Seely Brown J. and Duguid P. 2000. "The Social Life of Information." Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
      Communities of Practice facilitate this through :
    • 8. Creating legitimacy and trust How do we create legitimacy? How do we grow trust across cultures, languages and distance ?
    • 9.
      • the internet as a start…on-line CoP
      • workshops
      • planning mechanisms that facilitate the adding of value….
      • A failure to facilitate participation can
      • lead to:
      • a lack of benefit addition
      • withdrawal of support
      • mistrust in the process
      Facilitating participation
    • 10.
      • What do we want to learn about?
      • Are we prepared to share our experiences?
      • Will we engage in vigorous debate?
      • Learning is an active process!
      Enhancing learning
    • 11. It is why we are here… Participate! Share! Make friends! Learn! Have fun! Follow up and continue to grow the community when you leave….! Creating community!