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East and Southern Africa . Knowledge Management Strategy Miriam Cherogony. Current Status in PF. Five (5) communities of practice are already established in the PF region. Marketing – SNV /IFAD – based in Kampala, Uganda Agriculture and Water Management – ICRISAT/IFAD based in Nbi, Kenya

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east and southern africa

East and Southern Africa

Knowledge Management Strategy

Miriam Cherogony

current status in pf
Current Status in PF
  • Five (5) communities of practice are already established in the PF region.
    • Marketing – SNV /IFAD – based in Kampala, Uganda
    • Agriculture and Water Management – ICRISAT/IFAD based in Nbi, Kenya
    • Managing for Impact - SMIP/IFAD
    • Rural Finance – AFRACA/IFAD, Nbi, Kenya
    • Land Tenure – Managed from IFAD
    • Gender Mainstreaming – FAO/IFAD
current status cont
Current Status Cont..
  • Other knowledge initiatives include:-
    • AFRACA – Pan-African rural finance
    • Face-to-face interaction with Programmes
    • Rural Knowledge Network – FAO/IFAD
    • Linking Local Learners –FAO/IFAD
    • First Mile Project – AMSDP, TZ/IFAD
    • E-newsletter – PF Initiative

Policy Dialogue


Knowledge Mgt
















current status cont1
Current Status Cont..
  • Survey showed a gap between the need to access knowledge and grass-root availability of knowledge to share.
  • E.g., while 89.8% needed lessons learned for their daily work, only 38.8% generated lessons learned.
opportunities challenges
Opportunities & Challenges
  • Country office and direct supervision by IFAD is expected to improve the learning
  • Regional implementation workshop has facilitated some networking between programme
  • Every thematic group have worked independently hence no learning across the thematic areas
  • Learning across country programmes has not been there but improving now
lessons learnt
Lessons Learnt
  • Set up a joint web-based platform in the form of IFADAfrica – each community have developed their own site – need for a one stop KM shop
  • Process documentation to bring out the lessons learnt for knowledge sharing within the region and develop a competitive process of selecting the best lesson to be uploaded to the poverty portal.
lessons learnt cont
Lessons Learnt Cont..
  • Cross learning between the thematic communities along the areas of common interest
  • Possible cross learning with sister organization FIDAfrique through joint knowledge sharing along the thematic areas, exchange visits, linkage and synergy
  • Support and promotion for discussion forum moderators for each of the community of practice to encourage knowledge sharing
lessons learnt cont1
Lessons Learnt Cont..
  • Need to financially support international technical assistance to the community of practice as and when required (on a need basis)
  • Assist the programme develop communication strategy in order to effectively implement their activities
  • Provide for translation of key learning documents to be made available to a wider audience in Africa
sustainability of network
Sustainability of Network
  • User driven, inclusive, bottom-up organically growing knowledge management network based on a system development
  • Move away from an organization-centred KM systems to pooling knowledge in a broader and more inclusive way
  • Generate and/or co-produce knowledge to share costs
sustainability cont
Sustainability Cont…
  • Facilitate the building of partnerships, linkages and synergies
  • Foster bottom-up conversations
  • Keep knowledge creation close to the knowledge creators/owners
  • Resource mobilization from broad base of development partners- need a clear fundraising strategy


IFAD Kenya Country Office


E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.ifadafrica.org

Tel: +254 20 762 1028