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The role of Knowledge Exchange KariaNet, IFAD-IDRC


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The role of Knowledge Exchange KariaNet, IFAD-IDRC

  1. 1. The role of Knowledge Exchange KariaNet IFAD/ICARDA workshop October 2009 Aleppo, Syria
  2. 2. Role of knowledge Exchange <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For IFAD: IFAD’s role and focus in 2007-2010 Strategic Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For IDRC: Development through knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and Knowledge Society </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge society and agricultural development projects </li></ul><ul><li>Can farmers have knowledge and use it? From Experience to Knowledge. </li></ul>
  3. 3. KariaNet I <ul><li>Knowledge Access in Rural Interconnected Areas Network </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership between IFAD and IDRC in MENA: 5 countries, 10 projects </li></ul><ul><li>Several types of activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training on knowledge generation, dissemination, management, video making, story telling, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation and capacity building of PKF function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online support and collaboration plat-form, website and D-Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs study: workshops, publications, support, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content development and dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial support for projects workplans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of National network in Egypt and Community project in Jordan </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. KariaNet I <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Complementarity” between Individuals and organisations in sharing knowledge (Community of practices, CoP). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective CoPs enable the translation of individual knowledge, experiences and successes into improved practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of knowledge facilitators at the project level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge and ICTs: ICTs are a mean not an end. They facilitate interaction, connection, collaboration, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of local knowledge and local language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of the management support for the participation in the network (ownership) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing issues at the project level (turnover) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research on knowledge management: how to? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. KariaNet II <ul><li>Signed in Ottawa Yesterday (Monday, 26-10-2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Network: platform for facilitating/ leveraging KM among a CoP of rural development projects in NENA.  It is envisaged as a voluntary, member-based and demand-driven network. </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers, practitioners and funders working together in 10 countries in NENA: testing new solutions, developing innovations and new knowledge, and disseminating results in key knowledge domains </li></ul><ul><li>Series of activities: research, implementation, training, dissemination, collaboration, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>2010-2013 </li></ul>
  6. 6. KariaNet II Food Security Rur.  Enterp. devpt KM Appro. KariaNet II
  7. 7. KariaNet II <ul><li>Enhance the effectiveness of rural development projects by introducing KM approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Membership: open to members of KariaNet I, IFAD and IDRC funded projects, any other projects in the region and having something to contribute or to take. </li></ul><ul><li>Call for research proposals on the three themes: action research with and for the KariaNet Members </li></ul><ul><li>Development of annual work plan, steering committee and advisory committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>
  8. 8. KariaNet II <ul><li>Potential Collaboration: IFAD, ICARDA, universities, projects, others </li></ul><ul><li>Questions ? </li></ul>