On the first day of the workshop participants thought about their expectations for the workshop -and shared them. Nadia captured what people said on post-it notes and slightly grouped them. This was the result. See more pictures here.
ExpectationsNetworking New opportunities Meaningful conversations –
How to attract investment –
Inter-institutionally Needs of all actors present Institutional mandates –
Partnerships Collaboration and Synergies Coalitions Work with others Build community Develop partnerships Links with other orgs Partnerships in Africa Private sector and intermediaries –
KS and Learning and Change Understand KS better Effective KS Learn about KM from other organizations Support culture of learning and KS Learn innovation tools of ICT-KM Learn concepts Learning Models Current thinking on ICT-KM in CGIAR Learn about ICT-KM Program How KS can be implemented in the CG? –
Opportunities How to make use of strategic opportunities? Role of ICT-KM in change? New thinking in communication? KM approach for CG –
Action Get busy in the same direction Honest and realistic practical actions Moving this forward –
Outreach / Uptake Learn on how to get messages out Explore barriers to reaching target groups How to talk to all at the same time What beyond publications in journals How to get research into use? Getting info of CG out Ways to explain what we do –
Capacity Building Use of ICTs for Capacity Building Link ICT-KM with cap. Building –
Education Universities to have two way links to KS Understand how K products be used in education –
Farmers New models for farmer learning ICT-KM to work with farmers – new developments Farmer knowledge
At the end of the workshop as a kind of evaluation participants were asked to comment on the workshop. This is what they said.
EvaluationIncreased confidence in our group. (opinions, rich discussions) Good sense about the KM community Happy to seeing space / role for YPARD Happy to see other methods. Chat show did not really work, fish bowl was great. Too much technology focus with first presentation. Output through WP -brilliant. 2 sides of the coin. technology and new young generation. positive about bringing universities to KM community. Content versus IT. Information is not Knowledge. Welcoming idea of CLO. More structuralized collaboration between KM and capacity building. Strengthening relationships. ILAC & ICT-KM helping each other in the change process on complementary issues Great idea to merge Agric Ed. &KM connection with change process. work systematically together. So much overlapping & combined interests A lot of necessary conversations. Need to think about scaling up process how to respond broader / bigger issues Reminded about what he left behind when moving from a large organisation to a smaller. Hoping little but more profound talks on KM strategy Separate groups wouldn’t have benefitted from the outside views. Moving towards the cross polination of perspectives Great diversity (org & geographically) a lot of new ideas. Interesting example of social reporting.