LAST SESSION OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT GROUP
Capacity building and KM
explore relationship between KM and capacity building
perhaps develop training modules, e
In some centres the two are separate, in others they are combined
wayne our projec
t was for the three A's
how to have shared learning resources
projects have tried to do this
building capacities of partners
we need more of a strategic vision and process
lots of unfinished business here
practically: capacity building often not well
resourced in terms of finance
a lot o KM ans KS products, if there is a pedagogical aspect
how to? not clear
joanna: not work as separate dept, with people monodisciplinairy
macro apraoch: global actor approach. You heve got to make that globall tripl
micro approach with indiv researcher projects: have a strategy and deal with
uptake of the research and it might mean different things: different media, or lobbying,
all projects will have to have a research uptake strategy
impact pathway as
a tool, for uptake strategy, impact assessment, gender angle
intention to evolve
different partners involved
can we have tools, processes, document in a single place?
joomla by Thomas CYMMIT
exchange of young people to different cente
rs. this should be easier under the change
also inside a centre to prevent headquarters syndrome. proposal post
docs should be
system wide, synchronized and rotated
where does capacity development community stand? 5 yr ago there was a more vi
community. the open food and agriculture university was a dissappointing experience,
now it is hard to get going
Q: are there success stories in capacity development that can be showcased? is it
working? where do young, just qualified scientist go?
A: it is working. copyright issues of e
Q: is there a KM community in CGIAR?
A: there are tools, that both KM and capacity building people are interested in.
A: we could try and target capacity building people with our next KS workshop
linking it to change management
be proactive in your community and articulate what it is you want to do; do not wait for
them to tell you where to go
capacity building community is not embodied in a single person
KM has supported the e
learning as muc
h as KS
capacity building could be one of the linkages
enrica: you would need to come forward. eg do you need a chief learning officer? now is
think of principles. in research we should be allowing opportunities for learning
if we made this a p
rinciple we could each try and identify actions for it
maybe we should put our strategy paper along the research cycle. what are the different
another angle could be participation
accessing and valuing different sources and types of kno
the new buzz word is partnership, maybe we should capatilize on that
evaluate not partners but partnerships: what did you get out of each partnership in
which area. what is the evidence
we have been looking at number of partn
ers and not much quality of relationships.
some of it is lip
like the gates foundation are now looking at processess.
in many centres Info, communication and capacity building is combined or close
the inclusion of capacity building is a tangibl
Q: presence at minsterial meeting?
A: what will we be presenting?
Q: would it be possible to get money on doing the success stories?
A: do you need a pot of money? could be done in the form of some emails.
Comment: but we need to rai
se some excitement
not just technology, also processes
opportunity for new jobs? Broadening views (influence within center)
IT department within our centre doesn't help us with open infrastucture for knowledge
sharing / knowledge management; IT depts
seem to work against us
Steve: we don't need them. They just need to make sure we have connectivity and allow
us to be open.
R: But institutionally this is not right. they are valued and we are not.