Agribusiness Community of Practice Hyderabad,  October 2010 Steve Giddings  Regional Facilitator: Africa infoDev, World ...
<ul><ul><li>The Seed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incubation helps to increase business survival and growth  </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><ul><li>Germination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finland/infoDev co-operation agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final...
<ul><ul><li>Growth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of what the Community needs to focus on (3-4 areas with supp...
<ul><ul><li>Where to? </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>has a communication mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>creates legitimacy (trust) </li></ul><ul><li>enables participation...
<ul><li>a common language </li></ul><ul><li>a common purpose </li></ul><ul><li>evolution </li></ul><ul><li>shared backgrou...
Creating legitimacy and trust How do we create legitimacy? How do we grow trust across cultures, languages and distance ?
<ul><li>the internet as a start…on-line CoP </li></ul><ul><li>workshops </li></ul><ul><li>planning mechanisms that facilit...
<ul><li>What do we want to learn about? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we prepared to share our experiences? </li></ul><ul><li>Will...
It is why we are here… Participate! Share! Make friends! Learn! Have fun! Follow up and continue to grow the community whe...
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  • Hyderabad 2010

    1. 1. Agribusiness Community of Practice Hyderabad, October 2010 Steve Giddings Regional Facilitator: Africa infoDev, World Bank [email_address] Heidi Humala Project Manager infoDev, World Bank [email_address]
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>The Seed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incubation helps to increase business survival and growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business incubation mainly focused on ICT, manufacturing, biotech, services….. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What about agribusiness incubation? How do we help facilitate more agri-incubators… especially as the impact could be enormous… </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Germination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finland/infoDev co-operation agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finalisation of the agribusiness work plan to focus on innovation, value adding, and sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formation of the Agribusiness Community of Practice with 110+ members from 35+ countries…builds on learning from gender, ICT and high growth CoPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st meeting of the Community in Hyderabad Oct 10 </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Growth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of what the Community needs to focus on (3-4 areas with support from infoDev) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of how it will operate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of the measures of success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of champions </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Where to? </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>has a communication mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>creates legitimacy (trust) </li></ul><ul><li>enables participation </li></ul><ul><li>enhances learning </li></ul><ul><li>creates community/identity </li></ul>A Community of Practice
    7. 7. <ul><li>a common language </li></ul><ul><li>a common purpose </li></ul><ul><li>evolution </li></ul><ul><li>shared background or experience </li></ul><ul><li>dynamicism </li></ul><ul><li>creation of new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>the fact that the Community facilitates more than simply “interaction” </li></ul><ul><li>[1] Seely Brown J. and Duguid P. 2000. &quot;The Social Life of Information.&quot; Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. </li></ul>Communities of Practice facilitate this through :
    8. 8. Creating legitimacy and trust How do we create legitimacy? How do we grow trust across cultures, languages and distance ?
    9. 9. <ul><li>the internet as a start…on-line CoP </li></ul><ul><li>workshops </li></ul><ul><li>planning mechanisms that facilitate the adding of value…. </li></ul><ul><li>A failure to facilitate participation can </li></ul><ul><li>lead to: </li></ul><ul><li>a lack of benefit addition </li></ul><ul><li>withdrawal of support </li></ul><ul><li>mistrust in the process </li></ul>Facilitating participation
    10. 10. <ul><li>What do we want to learn about? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we prepared to share our experiences? </li></ul><ul><li>Will we engage in vigorous debate? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is an active process! </li></ul>Enhancing learning
    11. 11. It is why we are here… Participate! Share! Make friends! Learn! Have fun! Follow up and continue to grow the community when you leave….! Creating community!

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