Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet)  Rachel Rege IAALD-AFITA-WCCA World Conference IAALD Africa Session on  In...
Presentation Outline <ul><li>KAINet Project Profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Im...
KAINet Project Profile <ul><li>Three year project borne out of the challenges identified through international, regional a...
Project Objectives  <ul><li>To facilitate the development of  institutional policies and strategies  on Information and Co...
Implementation Process <ul><li>Phased approach: I – Activities focused on: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consensus building an...
Project Achievements <ul><li>Project support and ownership attained </li></ul><ul><li>Guiding ICM/T policies and strategie...
…… Achievements <ul><li>Knowledge sharing framework developed </li></ul><ul><li>National KAINet framework developed </li><...
Conclusion <ul><li>KAINet project has great potential to improve access to agricultural information and knowledge in Kenya...
Acknowledgements <ul><li>DFID for financial support </li></ul><ul><li>FAO for technical support including finances, tools ...
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Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet)

  1. 1. Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet) Rachel Rege IAALD-AFITA-WCCA World Conference IAALD Africa Session on Investing in Agricultural Science and Technology in A frica 27 th August 2008
  2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>KAINet Project Profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement </li></ul>
  3. 3. KAINet Project Profile <ul><li>Three year project borne out of the challenges identified through international, regional and national consultations – Need for national digital repository </li></ul><ul><li>Piloted at 5 National Agricultural Research System Institutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MoA, KARI Hq, KARI NARL, KEFRI, JKUAT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative project with FAO, ASARECA-RAIN/RAILS, CAB International and national pilot institutions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project Objectives <ul><li>To facilitate the development of institutional policies and strategies on Information and Communication Management (ICM) in agricultural sciences and technology in Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a framework for a national network, including selected resource centres and mechanism for fostering institutional collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>To strengthen human capacities in the key centres </li></ul><ul><li>To document the process and develop a case study for the development of a national AGRIS Network. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implementation Process <ul><li>Phased approach: I – Activities focused on: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consensus building and planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National and sectoral ICM policy and strategies reviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Needs Assessment, training workshop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project monitoring and evaluation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>II – Activities focused on: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity building – infrastructure, content and human resource </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initial systems development – institutional e-repository </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICM policy and strategies – KAINet and institutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>III – Activities focused on: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of pending activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness creation of KAINet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scaling–up of KAINet activities (nation-wide) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Case study documentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>IV – Conclusion of pilot activities and preparation for national project role-out </li></ul>
  6. 6. Project Achievements <ul><li>Project support and ownership attained </li></ul><ul><li>Guiding ICM/T policies and strategies reviewed and gaps identified </li></ul><ul><li>5 draft ICM/T strategies for pilot institutional developed </li></ul><ul><li>Capacities on content, infrastructure, HR strengthened </li></ul>
  7. 7. …… Achievements <ul><li>Knowledge sharing framework developed </li></ul><ul><li>National KAINet framework developed </li></ul><ul><li>PM&E systems established </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership and team approach enhanced </li></ul><ul><li>Common tools (standards, methodologies and approaches) applied to support information exchange and sharing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>KAINet project has great potential to improve access to agricultural information and knowledge in Kenya, ECA and Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional, national and regional groups own, nurture and sustain information and knowledge as a critical resource. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The most important assets of nations are not raw materials, physical goods or economic production but human resources keyed in to the information and knowledge revolution (Right, 2000).” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Acknowledgements <ul><li>DFID for financial support </li></ul><ul><li>FAO for technical support including finances, tools and methodologies </li></ul><ul><li>ASARECA-RAIN for initiating and supporting the basis upon which KAINet was born </li></ul><ul><li>CABI for technical input and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot institutions for their contribution, participation and commitment to the project </li></ul><ul><li>KARI Director for support and guidance </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank You for Listening

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