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).
CTA will be working together with representatives of different organisations in Ghana and other English-speaking countries in West Africa, for their staff to develop the necessary skills to start and complete a capitalisation process. The process starts off with a first workshop, planned to take place in Accra, Ghana, between 27 and 30 March 2017.
The workshop will introduce participants to the IMARK learning module on experience capitalisation and discuss the best approach to encourage its use. Participants will also be introduced to the main concepts underlying the experience capitalisation approach. Thereafter, they will discuss a general methodology and the steps to follow to ensure its completion. As participants draw specific lessons regarding the process, they will also plan for future activities with the group and with other participants.
Some of the organisations participating from the region include UNDP from Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Ghana; Plan International, IFAD, Farm Radio, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), FARA-PAEPARD project, African Agribusiness Incubation Network (AAIN), CSIR-LRI, Farmerline, Syecomp, Canadian Feed the Children.
Krishan Bheenick, CTA's Senior Programme Coordinator for Knowledge Management will be one of the co-facilitators of the workshop. A French version of the workshop, using learning resources currently being developed, will be scheduled for the second half of 2017.