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1 Knowledge Networking Tracking the Health of the Network

2 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study2 Topics to Cover Networking Benefits of networks How we analyze networks Who uses network analysis? The IFAD network in APR What we have learned Looking at the maps

3 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study3 Networking is what you do all the time Meet and connect with people Draw on your connections to help in your work

4 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study4 Why is Networking Important? Bring skills and knowledge to bear on problems in your countries Find others who have already solved similar problem Make your own work more effective Share what you have learned with others Make their work more effective

5 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study5 The virtuous cycle You apply what you know and learn from doing You find out who else can use this knowledge You share with that person That person learns more That person shares back with you

6 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Definitions Social network analysis (SNA): An analysis of relationships / flows / influence between people, groups, or organizations Organizational network analysis (ONA): A targeted approach to improving collaboration and network connectivity where they yield greatest benefits for an organization or network. (SNA applied to an organisation)

7 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study7 Who is Network Analysis used? Some examples To track disease spread For organisational development For managing networks …many others

8 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Disease Spread Disease spread: smoking and quitting in groups 8

9 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Organisational Development Improving collaboration Finding gaps Making connections Finding key people 9

10 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Managing Networks Managing networks effectively Improve performance 10

11 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study NGOs 11 A network of international donors supporting various NGOs within a particular country A network of community organisations (formal and informal, modern and traditional) linked by overlapping membership, or by authority relationships. A network of enterprises, lined by their commercial relationships, forming supply chains and networks within a specific industry. A network of donors and NGOs linked by common policy concerns, such as specific objectives within a national poverty reduction strategy A network of events, such as workshops, linked by overlapping sets of participants Source: Rick Davies,

12 Tracking the IFAD Network in Asia Pacific What we learned from the mapping exercises

13 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Where we started Rome Pakistan Maldives Cambodia Vietnam Mongolia China Afghanistan India Bangladesh Indonesia Philippines Sri Lanka Fiji Kiribati Lao PDR Nepal Bhutan Rome

14 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study A bit of History….. Pre-2007 Tracking through m&e surveys; website usage; exchange 2007 plan for network exercise 2008 First regional network mapping 2009 Bangladesh Country Mapping 2010 Second Regional Mapping 14

15 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Pakistan Maldives Where we have come Cambodia Vietnam Mongolia China Afghanistan India Indonesia Philippines Sri Lanka Fiji Kiribati Lao PDR Rome Bangladesh Nepal Bhutan

16 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Network Mapping I Objectives: Baseline the current state of connectedness Understand the extent to which the programme directors were working within and across geographic and cultural boundaries Understand how people communicate and attitudes toward networking 16

17 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Network Mapping II Objectives: Look at how the connectedness and attitudes evolved over time Determine the nature of the interactions that individual have with each other Provide insights for transition of knowledge networking programme to IFAD 17

18 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Specific questions Are people sharing easily within and across country boundaries? Do people know who might need to know what they are learning? Who are the people who will help sustain the network over time? What are people interacting about? 18

19 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Participants: 2010 Sample* 19 *2008 survey: 72 people surveyed; 49 responded (69%)

20 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Network Structure 20 I know this person and have at least some interaction with them.

21 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Network structure 21

22 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Network Structure 22 The network shows the core/periphery structure.

23 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Network Structure (no HQ) 23 I know this person and have at least some interaction with them.

24 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Same Participants in Both Surveys “I interact with this person at least once every other week.” Density = 7.9%Density = 8.8%

25 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Country Networks: Project Staff 25

26 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Country Maps “I interact with this person at least once every other week.” Bangladesh 26 Cambodia

27 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Country Maps “I interact with this person at least once every other week.” China India 27

28 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Country Maps “I interact with this person at least once every other week.” Nepal Pakistan 28

29 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Country Maps “I interact with this person at least once every other week.” Philippines 29 Sri Lanka

30 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Country Maps “I interact with this person at least once every other week.” Vietnam 30

31 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study One Country: Bangladesh 31 I interact with this person at least once a month on operational topics.

32 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study The nature of interactions In 2010, we sought to understand how people interacted with respect to their areas of expertise And, if the focus of interactions was: Within their own area of expertise On cross-cutting topics On administrative topics On areas outside of their own area of expertise 32

33 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Interactions: Agricultural Expertise 33 I know this person and have had some interaction I interact with this person at least every 2-3 months

34 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Thematic Groups 34 I know this person and have at least some interaction with them. Knowledge ManagementGender Issues

35 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Primary Focus of Conversation 35 In my own area of expertise Cross-cutting topics Administrative matters Topics outside of my own area of expertise Agriculture 45%27%9%18% Project Management 21%39%27%13% Rural finance 38%50%0%13% Gender 29%54%7%11% M&E 34%50%11%5% Government liaison 18%56%12%15% KM 19%48%24%9% Overall 31%46%24%12%

36 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Attitudes Toward Sharing 36

37 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Attitudes Toward Sharing 37

38 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Barriers to Sharing 38 We are doing well here.

39 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study What Can We Improve? 39 Still need: how to find the right person?

40 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Learning from network mapping CPMs are at the centre of the national networks and recognise the value of networking for information exchange Strong common interest help establish networking groups Facilitation and mechanisms to share lead to dynamic networks Network has been growing and members see it as an important resource 40

41 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Learning from network mapping s and mobile phones are most popular means of communication Great need to learn from others’ experiences to improve performance Key connectors in the network help knowledge move faster and in variety of directions Interaction between people are needs based 41

42 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Who would you like to know? 42

43 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study Your Network A mapping exercise for you to visualise map out your relationships Then share your network maps with others (discussion) Fedback-what did you find interesting? 43

44 ENRAP Knowledge Network Study44 Thank You


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