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IFPRI- NAIP - Learning and Capacity Building - N H Rao

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National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), ICAR and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a two day workshop on ‘Impact of capacity building programs under NAIP’ on June 6-7, 2014 at AP Shinde Auditorium, NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi. The main purpose of the workshop was to present and discuss the findings of the impact evaluation study on capacity building programs under NAIP by IFPRI. The scientists from ICAR and agricultural universities were sent abroad to receive training in specialized research techniques. Post-training, scientists were expected to work on collaborative projects within the ICAR, which would further enrich their knowledge and skills, expand their research network and stimulate them’ to improve their productivity, creativity and quality of their research. The ICAR commissioned with IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) to undertake an evaluation of these capacity building programs under NAIP in July 2012. The workshop shared the findings on the impact of capacity building programs under NAIP and evolve strategies for future capacity building programs

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  • 1. L&CB Learning and Capacity Building (Dec 2007- June 2014) Lead Centre: NAARM Partners IIM Lucknow (2007-12) MANAGE, Hyderabad (2007-11) NIRD, Hyderabad (2007-11) Budget: Rs 58 crores (~80% for International Training)
  • 2. L&CBExpectations from L&CB initiatives (NAIP - PAD) NAIP – pilot for organizational transformation of NARS to NAIS Primary focus of organizational transformation: People Enhanced individual and organizational R&D operational, adaptive and generative capacity in NARS for innovation in a market driven environment through: • Enhanced capacities for more pluralistic research through partnerships (PPP) • Enhanced knowledge and skills among all professionals in critical areas (leadership, emerging sciences, research management, technology management, information management and HRM) • Institutionalizing a learning organization mode to sustain organizational change Key Components • capacity building and human resource development initiatives • Introduce new models like e-learning, distance learning, etc. • research to develop novel training materials and learning resources Reach: all 4 components of NAIP; NARS; 3000 – 4000 people
  • 3. L&CBL&CB Objectives (based on NAIP - PIP/PAD) 1. L&CB needs assessment (NAARM, IIML) 2. Develop skills in research proposal writing for competitive grant funding of research consortia (including NAIP Helpdesk) (NAARM) 3. Build capacity in policy and PME (NAARM, IIML, NIRD) 4. Build capacity to use ICTS in PME (NAARM, MANAGE) 5. Enhance skills in IT based DSS (NAARM, IIML, NIRD, MANAGE) 6. Develop skills in managing PPP (NAARM, IIML) 7. Enhance skills of technical/administrative staff (NAARM, MANAGE) 8. Build capacity for new pool of leadership, including international training in frontier sciences and institutional management ( NAARM, IIML, MANAGE, NAIP, SMDs) 9. Research studies (to support 1- 8 above): organizational change; PPP; PME; analysis of agri-supply chains; analysis of livelihood systems; ICTs for enhancing agricultural innovation; Training impact assessment (NAARM, IIML, NIRD)
  • 4. L&CB No Training / MDP/Workshops Target Programmmes Participants 1 Developing winning research proposals (NAARM) 10 11 255 2 Leadership for Innovation (NAARM, IIML, MANAGE) 17 19 374 3 Policy, Prioritization and M&E of consortia based research projects (NAARM, IIML, NIRD) 22 20 450 4 Managing PPP in agri-research (NAARM, IIML) 13 10 187 5 ICTs in PME of NAIP Projects (NAARM, MANAGE) 5 4 44 6 IT based DSS: e-learning, GIS, multimedia, website content, data mining (NAARM, IIML, NIRD, MANAGE) 34 34 640 7 Tech & Admn staff support for consortia based research (NAARM, MANAGE) 11 11 186 8 Other (based on PMAC, NAIP/PIU suggestions): • IP &Technology management • Technology enhanced learning • Institutional innovations in extension • Managing for research quality • Rural knowledge management • Creativity and innovation • Agribusiness education • Agribusiness management • Supply chain management • Communicating science • National Dialogues/Research Workshops 29 27 675 9 Total 141 136 2811 10 International Training > 500 Summary: Capacity building – MDPs/Training programmes/workshops organized under the project (Objectives 2 to 8) NAARM IIML
  • 5. L&CB Research studies Outputs (case studies, publications, training manuals, databases, web sites) Organizational change for promoting innovation • Models of change management based on Case Studies of NAIP consortia from components 2,3,4 • assessments of leadership effectiveness, organizational citizenship behaviour PME Models – Innovation quality management; balanced score card Agricultural supply chains case studies of agricultural supply chains; services delivery; ICTs Sustainable livelihoods security • GIS and data mining methods to characterize vulnerability of rural livelihood systems • case study on organic farming producer companies • comparative assessments of technology delivery models Innovations through ICTs • rural GIS for community decision-support • farm GIS for experimental station management • e-learning systems for TEL • ICTs for e-business and knowledge support for women SHGs Intellectual property management • Comparative assessment of IP systems in developing countries • case studies of ICAR institutes • case studies of grassroots innovations • case studies of GI products Research : learning resources, models, impact
  • 6. L&CB Enhanced capacity of NARS for pluralistic and market oriented research : • Help desk reached >500 public/private partners • facilitated final selection for majority of projects of NAIP • Spinoffs: expertise extended to NFBSFARA of ICAR; SAUs; private sector Enhanced capacities of AUs for e-learning: • Model, Rroadmap, strategy for capacity building and handholding for institutionalizing e-learning in NARS using open source software • spinoffs: • 9 e-learning websites in AUs, NAARM • Additional faculty trained ~ 700 • Impact: Student Performance improvement in objective tests Outputs, outcomes, transferable models
  • 7. L&CBOutputs, outcomes, transferable models (Contd..) • empowering rural women SHGs to use ICTs both as consumers of knowledge and producers and sellers of products for improvement of livelihoods Enhanced capacities for GIS applications in NARS • Introduced open source GIS/web GIS • Reached nearly all institutions of ICAR, besides many SAUs • Research farm management GIS • Rural GIS – village level community DSS • Agri-food Retail GIS • PRA - GIS - implemented in FOCARS • Data sharing - Geospatial library ARI Farm, ANGRAU
  • 8. L&CB • Enhanced capacity for intellectual property and technology management • facilitated institutionalization of IP management and technology commercialization by ITMUs and BPD units • facilitation of rural innovators • Spinoffs: • one-year distance PG Diploma in Technology Management in Agriculture (PGDTMA) in association with University of Hyderabad. • BPD Unit at NAARM • filing of patent and second runner up prize at the prestigious Samsung Innovation Quotient Award - 2011, 2012 for rural innovators (with NIF). • facilitated process patent for innovative technique to improve nutrient content of soil; advice on patent drafting and strategy; protection in 28 Countries through PCT; advice on commercialization Laxmi Asu Machine Mr Mallesam Mr Venkat Reddy Outputs, outcomes, transferable models
  • 9. L&CB Performance Indicators Workshops/MDPs/ Training programmes for capacity building of NARS 136 Number of participants 2811 in project programmes; >1000 in other related International Training >500 NAIP help desk Reached 500 consortia partners; >100 projects e-learning 9 web sites at SAUs, NAARM; 59 e-courses Case studies (Change management, supply chains, livelihoods assessments; IP management) 30 Publications: Books Summary proceedings Journal articles Book chapters Conference papers Training resources/manuals 6 (More in pipeline) 4 41 25 ~100 All programmes Web sites/products Training MIS; rural communiites and SHGs; Research farm management; Agrifood retail; geospatial library Databases (MS Access; Geospatial) State, District, Block and Village level; climate (IMD grid; AVHRR), soils, watersheds, markets, demographics, patent databases Reusable Learning Objects >200
  • 10. L&CB Feedback Analysis Training Transfer model:  Reaction (to training inputs & environment)  Learning (KSA)  Performance (application of learnings) – Impact Survey  Effect (outcome) – Economic Analysis? Training Impact assessment Training Impact: Result of training intervention: • gain in knowledge, skills and attitudinal improvements (early impact - output) • improved job performance and overall organizational effectiveness (outcome)
  • 11. L&CBInternational training impacts: preliminary results Output indicators  Research papers : 53%  Patent filed: 11%  Technology commercialized : 5%  organized training program: 21%  initiated new research projects: 76% (half in collaboration with mentor/organization)  developed new academic resource materials: 21%  developed new resources/material for outreach: 11% Attitudinal/behavioural changes:  improved Lab/Field Management and Maintenance Practices: 53%  Learning: more systematic and new methods for recording research observations / data collection: 73%,  Improved communication skills: 45%  improved team work skills: 47%.
  • 12. L&CB The L&CB project : • created a unique multidimensional and multi-institutional platform for capacity building for increasing institutional capacities for agricultural innovation - a first in India and (perhaps) globally • Enhanced the vision, capacities and reach of faculty of NAARM to address complex issues of organizational learning and transformation In conclusion ….
  • 13. L&CBAcknowledgements • National Directors of NAIP – Dr Mryuthyunjaya; Dr Bangali Baboo; Dr D Rama Rao • National Coordinators: Dr NT Yaduraju; Dr RC Aggarwal, Dr PS Pandey • International Training cell at NAIP: Dr RP Misra • International training facilitation at Cornell (Dr KV Raman); MSU (Dr Karim Maredia) • Directors of NAARM /Consortium Leaders: Dr SP Tiwari; Dr SM Ilyas; Dr PK Joshi; Dr SL Goswami • CCPIs: Prof Jabir Ali; Prof Vikram Singh; Prof Sumanchandra • Project Team: all faculty of NAARM and teams at IIML, MANAGE, NIRD • Technical officers of NAARM • Research Associates • Administrative & Financial Staff at NAARM • Administrative and Financial staff at PIU, NAIP
  • 14. L&CB Thank You