ICT-KM of the CGIAR

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If you are interested in 'KM strategies and activities for rural development''…

…then you should have attended the session on ‘KM strategies and activities for rural development’ that took place in the India Room on Thursday 22nd January from 13:45-15:00 at the Share Fair—or you can at least find out a bit of what went on in the session by reading this blog post.

The session began with a short verbal presentation of two projects on the topics of:

  1. Embedding KM tools such as documenting learning and systematisation in rural development projects—IFAD
  2. Sharing knowledge to do things better: embedding KM strategy in rural development projescts–IFAD-PAMA

Some highlights from the presentations included:

  • workshop was a key instrument used through the project–particularly thematic workshops
  • capturing interesting stories from the field and publishing them using the website and also local media
  • study tours and exchanges between one community and another
  • project website (but more for purpose of collating the materials from the project rather than for daily work)
  • video on the program and its experiences–targetted at bringing visibility to the program and the issue of market linkages to top of national agenda
  • invited politicians to be invovled in a number of visable events–to capture their attention
  • policy workshops, working groups