Ppp Ceres Summer School 2009 (Author: Wenny Ho)

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This formed the introduction to the workshop \'\'Connecting ivory towers" at the CERES Summer School, 3 July 2009.

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Ppp Ceres Summer School 2009 (Author: Wenny Ho)

  1. 1. Connecting ivory towers Triangulation of knowledge from practice, research and policy-making Ceres Summer School 3 rd July 2009
  2. 2. International development <ul><li>Dynamic environment </li></ul><ul><li>Complex challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Emergent trends and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Range of actors </li></ul><ul><li>Need for knowledge </li></ul>
  3. 3. Burning question: <ul><li>Move away from one-time successes to </li></ul><ul><li>establishing common ground across </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy-makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Academic) researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practitioners </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Programme workshop <ul><li>Introduction workshop and welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge landscapes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation groups and discussion </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Who is who? <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliation </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions </li></ul>
  6. 7. Ministry of Foreign Affairs <ul><li>Three headed organization </li></ul>
  7. 8. Organization of knowledge (1) <ul><li>In the structure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Communication Division </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspection and Evaluation Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personnel and Organization Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentary Information Systems Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy and Operations Evaluation Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific councilors (2) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Organization of knowledge (2) <ul><li>In the work: </li></ul><ul><li>Plans: KOS (knowledge and research strategies) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ informal’ knowledge groups </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory trajectories, policy-making platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Contracted research (directly and indirectly e.g. World Bank) </li></ul><ul><li>Balance generalists - specialists </li></ul>
  9. 10. Organization of knowledge (3) <ul><li>Engaging with the ‘outside’ world: </li></ul><ul><li>Academics: IS academies, MDGprofs </li></ul><ul><li>With practitioners and academics: DPRN </li></ul><ul><li>Diners pensant: think together (academics and practitioners) </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing the ‘outside’ world: </li></ul><ul><li>Financing KM with co-financing agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting southern education, research, capacity building and innovation systems </li></ul>
  10. 11. Knowledge landscape? <ul><li>Efforts to organize for interfacing: </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance capacities to interface </li></ul><ul><li>Organize structures for interfacing </li></ul><ul><li>Networking for change and for synergy: internally and externally </li></ul>
  11. 12. But…………… <ul><li>Differentiate between knowledge management and strategies of engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Political cycles and political dimensions (pressures) complicate optimum engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Academics and practitioners do not fully grasp complexity of policy-making </li></ul>

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