SKiM Virtual Learning Route: Sharing knowledge management best practices to scale


Published on: December 2, 2020, Submitted by Valerio Graziano on: December 2, 2020


Learning Routes were introduced as a key knowledge management and learning methodology to the Sudan in the context of the IFAD Country Programme. Learning Routes are a means to exchange knowledge between peers, here usually farmers and rural development practitioners. Sudanese development stakeholders started abroad with Learning Routes on Best Practices in Natural Resource Management, Agricultural Productivity and Women Empowerment. Then insights were modified and successfully applied to the Sudanese project contexts and have significantly contributed towards greater development effectiveness. The Learning Route Methodology has been recognized, replicated, scaled up and institutionalized.



In the framework of the IFAD funded SKiM project, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and Procasur Corporation (PROCASUR) publish together a wealth of Information on Sudanese agricultural knowledge management best practices, through a closely monitored and interactive-like social media campaign on Virtual Learning Route from 30 November to 4 December, 2020. The SKiM partners shall coordinate in a multi-stakeholder effort to bring the social media users along the path of the Learning Route, guiding them through agricultural challenges and knowledge expertise in the Sudanese context.

All the best practices shall be available open access, the online campaign will feature the publication of the Sudan Country Source Book, one introductory interview, four Case Studies and a Learning Survey that will allow users to connect directly with the knowledge providers. This new approach shall contribute to raise awareness on the importance of knowledge management as an asset for rural development, trough peer-learning, knowledge sharing and south-to-south cooperation.

Walk the Virtual Learning Route on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn!

 

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

@CIHEAMBari

@CIHEAMBari

www.linkedin.com/company/iamb

@ICARDA

@icarda

www.linkedin.com/company/icarda

@IFAD, @IFADnews

@IFAD

www.linkedin.com/company/ifad

@PROCASUR

@procasur.corporation

www.linkedin.com/company/procasur

@VTAgEcon

@VTAgEcon

www.linkedin.com/school/virginia-tech-agricultural-and-applied-economics

aring Materials Showcased

Sudan Country Source Book: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/12117

VLR Introduction: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/12118

VLR Case 1 - Learning Routes: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/12119

VLR Case 2 - Gender Action Learning Systems: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/12120

VLR Case 3 - Community Knowledge-based Peer Networks: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/12121

VLR Case 4 - Natural Resources Governance: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/12122

Ask the Sudanese knowledge Providers!
Take the VLR Learning Survey: https://forms.gle/t4cyyhLKhM8MGWzz9

 

More about SKiM

Strengthening Knowledge Management for Greater Development Effectiveness in the Near East, North Africa, Central Asia and Europe (SKiM) is a grant project led by ICARDA and funded by IFAD. The project also collaborates with international partners CIHEAM-Bari, PROCASUR, Virginia Tech as well as NARS, governments, and agricultural extension services in Moldova, Morocco and Sudan.

Initiated in June 2018, the project facilitates and supports KM and capacity development activities in the three selected countries, providing practical examples of KM best practices for analysis and adoption by participating institutions. Increasing the capacities of participating public institutions, by providing necessary structures and systems at the country and regional levels, ensures that knowledge can be effectively managed for long-term growth and development.

The project website (https://mel.cgiar.org/projects/SKiM) provides background information and outlines the project team, partners and stakeholders. The website also shares key documents including the project proposal, and outlines the goals, objectives and impact pathway of the project, as well as additional resources and information on news and events.

The SKiM Knowledge Management Portal (https://knowledgemanagementportal.org) is the open access page showcasing the latest info and achievements of SKiM institutions, organizations and networks partnering in Knowledge Management worldwide.



Acknowledgement

Strengthening Knowledge Management for Greater Development Effectiveness in the Near East, North Africa, Central Asia and Europe (SKiM) is a grant project led by ICARDA and funded by IFAD. The project also collaborates with international partners CIHEAM-Bari, PROCASUR, Virginia Tech as well as NARS, governments, and agricultural extension services in Moldova, Morocco and Sudan.


Projects


CRPs & Partners

CRP on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals - GLDC

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDA

Keywords

capacity developmentinformationinnovationknowledge managementcase studyr4dresearch for developmentknowledge sharingknowledgedata curationknowledge creationknowledge discoveryknowledge storageknowledge curationSKiMbest practicekey source interviewlearning surveysocial media outreachsource booklearning routevlr

Countries


About the author

Valerio Graziano is at International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDA.

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