Knowledge Management Coordinator

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MIRIAM CHEROGONY

Rural Finance Specialist &

Knowledge Management Coordinator

Outline of Presentation


Background


Knowledge Management in IFAD


Opportunities and challenges


Rural Finance Knowledge Management
Partnership (KMP) and IFADAFRICA Grants


KM Approach in Eastern and Southern Africa


Way Forward

What is Knowledge Management?


Knowledge management is “about using
knowledge more effectively to improve the
way we do business to improve and impact
on rural livelihoods”


It is not what you
don’t know,

it is what you know,

what blocks you
from learning

When an old
man dies in
Africa is like a

library burns

(African
Proverb)


The problems of the
world of today,


can not be solved by
the level of thinking
that created them.
(Einstein).

Knowledge is
like fire, you
get it from your
neighbour

(
Shona

proverb)

We should
encourage
mistakes



but the same
ones only once!

Role of KM in IFAD

Vision Statement

KM Strategy Pillars


IFAD is the only international
development institution established
exclusively to contribute to reducing
poverty and food insecurity.


IFAD will strive to be a learning
organization by systematically and
collectively from its own projects and
programmes and to use the knowledge
acquired to foster pro
-
poor policy
reforms.


IFAD will share information and
knowledge related to rural poverty in
order to promote good practice, scale
up innovations and influence policies,
thus positioning the fight to reduce
rural poverty as a global, regional and
national priority.


Strengthening knowledge
-
sharing and learning processes


Equipping IFAD with a more
supportive knowledge
-
sharing
and learning infrastructure


Fostering partnerships for
broader knowledge
-
sharing and
learning


Promoting a supportive
knowledge
-
sharing and
learning culture


Opportunities & Challenges


Country office and direct supervision by IFAD in
ESA is expected to improve the learning.


Regional implementation workshop and thematic
workshop has facilitated some networking but not
yet effective as a learning event.


Learning across country
programmes

in many
countries is not happening but improving now
(thematic groups across projects in Kenya).


Most projects are not good at documentation of
own experiences.

IFAD/AFRACA Grants



Rural Finance Knowledge Management
Partnership (KMP) and IFADAFRICA both are
managed by AFRACA at a fee which is charged to
the grants


income for AFRACA.


KMP a rural finance collaborative partnership
between IFAD,
Microsave

(Decentralized
Financial Services (DFS)) and International
Centre for Research and Development (CIDR).


KMP is in line with IFAD pillar of access to
financial services to poor rural people and
IFADAFRICA in line with IFAD knowledge
management strategy.

Objectives


provide rural finance and Knowledge
management implementation support in
order to improve the delivery, outreach,
appropriateness & sustainability of
financial services the rural poor


assist
programmes
/projects to strengthen
the policy and regulatory framework for
rural financial service delivery

Goals & Objectives


Develop a systematic and effective system
for knowledge management and learning for
IFAD
-
supported projects, regional network
and IFAD.


All geared towards putting in place an
effective and efficient project management
system that integrates knowledge
management for improved impact.

KM Approach


Project cycle is the focus


Practical and result driven (not a religion!)


Building on existing opportunities Action
learning to integrate KM (country focus)


iterated process


Developing a practical guide for improving
impact for ESA

IFAD’s Project Cycle


In each project :


Participate in forums


Participate in regional and
thematic platforms


Join networks :


Local


National


Regional


International


Join Communities of practice

NETWORKING


IFADAfrica
/KMP Role


Set up a joint web
-
based platform


Process documentation to bring out the lessons
learnt and select the best for sharing on the
poverty portal


Provide a platform for cross learning between the
thematic communities in different countries


Explore cross learning with sister organization,
FIDAfrique

along thematic areas, exchange visits
and linkages.

Way Forward (1)


Setting up systems along KM value chains.


Encourage use of different approaches for
sharing information.


Ensure constant reflection (through regular
meetings.


Exchange learning.


Research, document and share good practice,
success stories and lessons learned.


Provide farmers with a forum to share
experiences and learn from each other.


Way Forward (2)

Figure 1: Graphical presentation of the Knowledge Value Chain approach

(adapted from
Benoît

Thierry and Haingo Rakotondratsima 2009).

KM Virtuous Learning Circle


Communicate


Learn

Share

CONTACT

IFADAFRICA ESA Coordination in Nairobi

E
-
mail:
mcherogony@ifadafrica.org


Website:
www.ifadafrica.org

and
www.ruralfinancenetwork.org


Telephone: +254 20 762 1028


or

FIDAFRIQUE WCA Coordination

FRAO in Dakar, Senegal