The process of experience capitalisation starts with a first workshop, in Nakuru, Kenya at the Merica Hotel and includes representatives of the organisations participating in the Vijabiz project.
Vijabiz - Experience capitalisation workshop
The three-day discussions and interactions among participants are expected to lead to:
- specific skills among participants to start and complete a capitalisation process, and to draw lessons by doing it;
- a set of cases described and analysed, and of lessons to share between the participating initiatives and with other interested organisations;
- a set of documented experiences and lessons to be added to the website, and to kick-start discussions within the community of practice and the electronic platform; and
- specific plans to continue and complete the capitalisation process.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
USTADI Foundation is a registered Kenyan organisation. USTADI is Swahili word for ‘skilful’ and the brand name for the Local Capacity Development Facility in Kenya whose focus is on facilitation of Capacity Development Services (CDS) at the sub national level. The organisation was started by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), International Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (HIVOS), and twenty-one (21) other local institutions (referred to as the Consortium) involved in facilitating capacity development in Kenya to bring about a ‘coalition of change’ comprising partners from the private sector, civil society, government, commercial organisation, financial service providers and various interest group regarding capacity development.
Headquartered in Rome, Italy, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. It was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided US$18.5 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 464 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialised United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub. In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), through its nominee AFRACA – The African Rural and Agriculture Credit Association, IFAD Co-Chairs the Finance Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF related sessions, workshops, programs related to the improvement of access to finance in Africa by smallholder farmers.