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CIKM Presentation at the AFAAS Review Workshop Addis-Ababa 15 oct 2014


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CIKM Presentation at the AFAAS Review Workshop Addis-Ababa 15 oct 2014

  1. 1. African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services Communication, Information and Knowledge Management Component Presented at the: Review of the progress in implementation of the AFAAS Strategy and Medium Term Operational Plan (MTOP) workshop by: Emmanuel ATENGA , CIKM Officer Beshale Hotel, Addis Ababa 15 October 2014
  3. 3. 1. WHY CIKM COMPONENT? • CIKM Component shall design and implement an information and knowledge management strategy that enables AAS stakeholders to network with each other, to access information from external sources including research and farmers, and to generate new knowledge themselves.
  4. 4. 2. CIKM RESULTS SO FAR 1. Three Symposia organised ( 2004, 2007 & 2011); 2. One Africa Agricultural Extension Week in 2013 in Botswana; Second planed for 2015 in Addis Ababa in partnership with AUC and MoARD Ethiopia; 3. A website, Social medias and a Virtual platform;
  5. 5. 2. CIKM RESULTS SO FAR 4. A conceptual framework for lesson learning developed; 5. A guide for Piloting Market Oriented AEAS; 6. Study on targeting Women Advisory Service Providers & Capacity Development Programmes; 7. Study on how issues of Climate Change are being addressed in AEAS
  6. 6. 3. CIKM FRAMEWORK AFAAS Website CIKM AFAAS-EU Visibility Plan IFAD Project CIKM Strategy Twitter Page Flickr Page AFAAS Brochures Publications Slideshare Page Virtual Platform and Facebook Page
  7. 7. 4. CIKM TOOLS a) AFAAS Website: It is a tool for communication, Information and visibility around the world. Its management depends on the quality control content. b) Virtual Platform: Tool for enabling AEAS actors to network for purposes, among other things, sharing experiences, finding solutions to everyday problems that they face, accessing global knowledge. c) AFAAS-EU Visibility Plan (CVP): This Communication and Visibility Plan is designed in conformity to general EU guidelines currently in force and targets actions that are wholly or partially funded by the European Union (EU). It is to be implemented by AFAAS and its Country Fora (CF), which bring together diverse actors and stakeholders from grassroots to the national, regional and international levels.
  8. 8. 4. CIKM TOOLS d) AFAAS Social Medias (Facebook Page, Twitter, Flickr Slideshare): Their roles are to improve AFAAS visibility by communicating and informing about AFAAS and CF activities on social medias. e) AFAAS Brochures and Publications
  9. 9. 5. CHALLENGES 1. Lack of communication on CIKM needs from CF; 2. Low and varied capacity of key stakeholders to migrate to web-based social media tools, eg: Virtual Platform, Facebook, Twitter(where they are supposed to share information and experiences); 3. Poor internet connectivity; 4. Poor culture of information and experience exchange; 5. Dealing with Multilanguage culture.
  10. 10. 6. PLAN 2015 1. CIKM capacity building in the level of CF; 2. Develop overall CIKM strategy for AFAAS; 3. Recruitment of CIKM Facilitators for established CF; 4. Translation of AFAAS key documents into French and Portuguese (Constitution, Procurement and financial Guidelines, Brochures…).
  11. 11. Thank you very much For more information contact : email:
  12. 12. CIKM Group Work 1. Evaluate and rank the current CIKM tools according to their usefulness for communication in CF; 0 = Not Important; 1 = Low important; 2= Important; 3 = Very Important 2. Identify other tools would be useful for communication within CF; 3. Rank the outputs from the IFAD Project CIKM strategy that should be included in the overall AFAAS.