The “Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project is being implemented in different parts of the world by CTA, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), with financial support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Representatives of the East African Farmers Federation (EAFF) met in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2016, in a workshop organised by the project at which they were introduced to the IMARK learning module on experience capitalisation, planned the process of capitalization and started their own process. Another group of organisations involved in the Public-Private-Producers Partnerships (4Ps) mechanisms in value chains development in East Africa also got together for a similar training session which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, in December 2016. Both groups have meanwhile been mentored remotely on their process of documenting their experiences.
This second workshop will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, between 21 and the 24 March 2017 with participants from both EAFF and the 4Ps programme (funded by IFAD across 3 countries in Eastern Africa). Using a writeshop approach, they will be finalising the documentation of their experiences and will plan for dissemination within their organisations and networks. Participants will draw specific lessons regarding the process and plan for activities that promote further capitalisation of experiences within their institutions. They will also plan for future activities with the group and with other participants who are gathered around a Community of Practice on Capitalization of Experiences.
Jorge Chávez-Tafur, CTA's Programme Coordinator for Knowledge Management will co-facilitate the workshop.