SABRN, comprising 13 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, is currently at the phase of programme planning. The SABRN planning of activities offered the opportunity to test the combined application of two methods, which will result in a robust work plan for the network during a second stage:
1. the "Knowledge Management Ecosystems" framework (including the KM Tree and KM Scan developed by CTA) for analysis of KM within the network;
2. combined with the Theory of Change (ToC) Impact pathway planning tool developed by CIAT.
The case study also served as a learning opportunity for CTA and CIAT, as the global leaders of these research networks, for joint documentation and sharing of the experiences, which may open the way for further collaboration on information and knowledge management between CTA and the CGIAR system. Review and documentation of processes addressed during the workshop will be conducted in November and December 2015. If successful, such an approach will find its use in project formulation processes in the context of CTA's Regional Business Plans, starting with the Southern African region.
PABRA is an international network, originally established by CIAT, now comprising 29 national agricultural research institutions. PABRA, like many CGIAR-supported networks, has recently undergone organisational changes and has expressed an interest to develop a KM strategy adapted to its revised orientation.
- Download the PABRA infographic 'Better beans to enhance food security, incomes, and health in Africa'
- For insights, at an individual, organisational or network level, in knowledge awareness, visit the KM Scan platform.
- Read the blog 'CTA and CIAT to partner with the Pan-African Bean Alliance on knowledge management'
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