LINQ 2013A continuous learning approach todevelop capacities of food securityprofessionals in three regionspresented by:Mehmet KorkmazE-Learning OfficerFood and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, ItalyBlended Learning
LINQ 2013Title: “Improving the abilities of Regional Organizations to develop, implementand monitor food security learning programmes”Project Overview:Support 3 regional organizations in designing,developing and delivering learning programmes tostrengthen capacities of food security professionalsin their member states to:• analyze and report on the food security (FS)situation and• support policy formulation and emergencyresponse strategies.Project
LINQ 2013Regional OrganizationsAssociation of Southeast Asian NationsASEAN Food Security Information System10 member statesNew Partnership for Africas DevelopmentCommon Market for Eastern and Southern Africa19 member statesPermanent Inter-State Committee for DroughtControl in the SahelEconomic Community of West African States17 member states
LINQ 2013Example: AfricaThe Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)CAADP is a continent-wide framework for developing, implementing and measuringagriculture development investments. CAADP is entirely African-led and African-owned. Pillar III aims to increase food supply and reduce hunger.Our role:• support CAADP Country Teams and Food SecurityThematic Working Group Members ;• provide required skills and knowledge to support thedesign and implementations of the CAADP FAFS in theircountries.
LINQ 2013Undertaken in tandem with the EU‐FAO Improved GlobalGovernance for Hunger Reduction ProgrammePartnershipsECOWASCILSSAgence Universitaire de laFrancophonie (AUF)Agence Française pour leDéveloppement (AFD)COMESAUniversity of Pretoria, SAWorldbankWestern AfricaEastern/ Southern Africa
LINQ 2013Providing a continuous learningopportunity:• e-learning and online collaborativeworkshops• face-to-face workshops• post-workshop online mentoringLearning Programme
LINQ 2013Interactive LessonsName of Stakeholder/Organisation Type of Stakeholder/OrganisationKind of data concerning foodsecurity they collectWhat kind of report do theypublishMinistry of Finance & NationalPlanningPublic Gross Domestic ProductContribution, Sector GrowthCountry Economic PerformanceReportAgribusiness & MarketingDepartmentPublic Agricultural Commodity PricesAgricultural Producer Prices(inputs)Market BulletinsNational Food and NutritionCommissionAutonomous bodyunder Ministry of Health-National NutritionalStatus(statistics on stuntinglevels,micronutrient deficiencies)-Food consumption patterns-Annual food and nutritionreport- Nutrition Surveillance reports-Recommended daily foodpyramids-Nutrition assessment reportsCountry Mapping ExerciseExpert-led Group DiscussionsFacilitated Online Workshop
LINQ 2013• 3-months online mentoring by subject-matter experts provided continuous supportafter the face-to-face workshop• Guidance and follow-up on action plans• Participants exchanged experiences andreports with other countriesOnline Mentoring
LINQ 2013“This workshop in conjunction with the online training has beenan ‘eye opener’ for me”“The course was very relevant to my work”“The general layout and the interactive nature of the online course make this one amasterpiece”“…an insight on what other countries are doing to achieve food and nutrition security.”“Having more than one representative per country was helpful”Feedback
LINQ 2013Sierra Leone: Participants organized a workshop on contingency planning andstrengthening the national platform on food and nutrition security, and aresupporting the finalization of a National Food and Nutrition Policy.Zambia: Participants re-established the CAADP country team and organized aregional stakeholders CAADP awareness meeting with 40 sector stakeholders.Seychelles: Held team building exercises for strategic reflection and leadershipon issues related to CAADP (including establishing a road map) and requestedwith the Ministry of Health the assignment a nutritionist to the team.Impact
LINQ 2013Face-to-Face Workshops:• Photodocumentation (5)• Food Security Trainers (5)Online Workshops:• Online Facilitators (6)• Learning Management Experts (2)Further training scheduled for 2013:• Setting up/ upgrading the learning platform for CILSS and COMESASustainability
LINQ 2013E-Learning GuideWhy this guide?• Assist partners in creating theirown e-learning courses• Share good practices(workflow and methodologies)• Practical aspects ofinstructional designTo whom?• CD managers and trainers• Instructional designers• All those interested in creatinge-learning coursesFAO Corporate Document Repository:http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2516e/i2516e00.htm
LINQ 2013• New way of thinking – working with the regions todevelop capacities to deliver on their food securityframeworks.• A capacity needs analysis was a key factor inensuring learning programmes were well targeted.• Blended learning works – online component buildsteams and required knowledge base.• Collaborative and group learning is an effectivemechanism to develop both hard and soft skills.Lessons learned
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