Robson Mutandi, Country director and Regional Representative for Ethiopia, Angola and South Sudan, opened the workshop. He encouraged the 20 staff of projects gathered at the workshop to use the learning experiences to ‘skyrocket’ people’s lives by successfully investing in agriculture, adopting best practices and lessons learned to empower the rural poor. He urged participants to adopt what they have been learning from exchange visits, and develop a culture of sharing. “We have to come out of the culture of doing things alone, and learned to share. There is nothing that is not shareable,” said Mutandi.
|The Knowledge Management System|
Miriam Cherogony, the IFADAfrica Knowledge Management Coordinator shared valuable experiences from the East and Southern Africa region to inspire future action on KM&L action plans developed by project teams during the workshop. Importantly, she challenged projects to take initiative and adopt new implementation approaches having participated in learning exchanges nationwide and in the region.
Participants were keen to discuss how they were going to strengthen monitoring and evaluation activities and find innovative ways to capture qualitative impacts of their projects. They further shared on the tools to improve KM&L including tips on photo captioning, designing key messages for communication, writing case studies and future stories, and documenting best practices and lessons learned amongst many other tools.
|Robert Ouma facillitates the workshop|
|Miriam Cherogony awards Habte Mebre with a certificate of participation at the workshop|