Today is the last day of the writeshop for Knowledge Management Officers (KMOs) working in the IFAD-supported projects in Viet Nam. A lot has been achieved. The participants are just finalizing their case studies and success stories. The facilitators are guiding them. Everybody is concentrating and trying to do their best. So when they go back to their provinces, they can share their work with other project staff and their articles can soon be published.
What we have done since the last post…
During the ‘Reader-centred writing’ session, the participants learned how to write in Plain English and ‘Plain Vietnamese’. They now know how to present information clearly and concisely to get a message across to their readers. The participants were divided into two groups – English and Vietnamese speaking to ensure that the facilitators follow and guide each participant during practical sessions.
Processing data from project reports to produce a success story
One of the needs of project staff assessed prior to this writeshop was to learn how to process data from project reports for case studies and success stories. Often, when they are asked to write an article, they read progress reports which are full of numbers with little qualitative analysis. During the writeshop, the trainers gave the participants a progress report of the Programme for Improving Market Participation of the Poor in Tra Vinh Province.
The Viet Nam Country Team is planning to organize more writeshops in the future including more staff from the projects. We believe that building the capacity of project staff in different areas, including communication and knowledge management, can really make a difference to the country programme.