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Knowledge-sharing Networks to support IFAD Portfolio The ENRAP Experience Shalini Kala, ENRAP www.enrap.org www.enrap.org IFAD-IDRC
Why networking What is a network; How can it help knowledge sharing (KS) Why share knowledge Why ENRAP What is ENRAP What kind of activities it has supported Why KS training
Why networking? Rich project knowledge exists & is being created continuously Learning within IFAD family was limited - projects unconnected, working in isolation Knowledge not available in shareable form Rapidly expanding telecommunications Weak capacity to use ICT tools for sharing – physical, funds, human Lack of appreciation – knowledge sharing, knowledge management & use of ICT tools
Networking to share knowledge… Seek information Capture & analyze project knowledge Share experiences with others …to improve project performance
Group of people or agencies trusting each other & sharing common interests Example IFAD-funded projects, partners (govt, NGOs, private), IFAD HQ Network members are connected to & communicate with each other to solve problems & support each other Example Best ways of integrating RIMS or linking poor farmers to markets or setting up project M&E What is a network? How can it help share knowledge?
Why Share Knowledge? Improved management – planning, resource allocation & decision making Improved monitoring Enhanced communication capacity for community engagement & informing policy making Innovation, replication, up-scaling
Why ENRAP? To promote knowledge-sharing networks within projects, across projects & among rural dev. players: Networking: IFAD projects & associated partners are making greater use of regional & country programme networks to actively share knowledge ICT4L Research: ICT applications that have proved successful in improving rural livelihoods are accessible to network members for replication & up- scaling
What is ENRAP? ENRAP (Knowledge Networking for Rural Development in Asia-Pacific Region) First phase started in 1998,covered 5 countries (15 projects) Second phase (2003-07) expanded to 8 countries (40 projects) Currently in phase III, till 2010 Covering all of Asia-Pacific IFAD-IDRC collaboration
Activities supported by ENRAP Networking Knowledge sharing Capacity building Promoting KS practice …
Why KS training?
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