ASARECA Knowledge Hub

Report
ASARECA KNOWLEDGE HUB
(KI-HUB)
Concept Developed By:
Lydia Kimenye
Kenneth Masuki
Enock Warinda
Jacky Nyagahima
Tom Muga
ASARECA KNOWLEDGE HUB
What is it?
A focal point for:
•
generation and exchange of knowledge
•
development of new ideas and networking
•
data and information generated by ASARECA and other
AR4D organizations in ECA
The Challenge
The Challenge
• People and organizations are not sharing information, and
knowledge; result duplication of efforts
• Stakeholders need to access information about new
TIMPS before they can consider adopting them
• Knowledge is available but not easily accessible to all
people who need it
• This knowledge is scattered all over the ECA sub-region in
different locations
Outputs of the KI-Hub
Platforms
for Info
Exchange
Technology
&
Information
Clearing
House
KEY OUTCOME
Equitable
access
&
utilization of agricultural
knowledge & information
within and beyond ECA
sub-region
AR4D
Think Tank
Learning
and
Innovation
for AR4D
Output 1: Learning and Innovation
for AR4D
• Mechanisms that support learning from action research
will be enforced
• K&I - will come from ASARECAs own past and ongoing
initiatives in research, generation and scaling up of TIMPs
• Draw from other work conducted by other organizations
such as RECs, CGIAR, NARs, International DPs, the
private sector and NGOs
Output 1: Illustrative Activities
Farmer
field
Schools
IPTAs
Business
incubation
centers
Field
visits &
study
tours
Training
workshops
Learning
and
Innovation
for AR4D
Targeted
Communications
Demonstration
sites
Networks
Communi
ties of
practice
Output 2: AR4D Think Tank
• Will aim at advising and, or, influencing agricultural related
decisions, strategies and policies at national, regional and
global levels
• will be constituted by ASARECA around issues arising
from ASARECA’s research eg MLND
• Recommendations from the AR4D Think Tank will be
documented, published, and brought to the attention of
persons (individuals, organizations, governments) that
need to take action.
Output 2: Illustrative Activities
Research
Policy
Analysis
Scenario
Building
Trends
Analysis
Advocacy
AR4D
Think
Tank
Dialogue
PPPs
Output 3: Platforms for information
exchange
Key elements of the platforms will be:
1. targeted communication products
2. a one-stop web-based portal
3. an information resource center
4. gender responsive feedback and demand articulation
mechanisms
5. capacity development
Output 1: Illustrative Activities
Capacity
Building
Webbased
Portal
ERepositor
ies
Communicaton
products
Linking
to other
platforms
Platforms
for
Information
Exchange
Mobile
Platforms
Collabo
ration
tools
Data
bases
Output 4:Technology and
Information Clearing House
• Central place for coordination, collection, maintenance
and access to AR4D data and information
• Formal agreements with the AR4D organizations for
coordination of the sub-regional information resources
• Collect, collate and avail relevant data and information for
AR4D in the ECA
• Link with existing online knowledge bases (NARS,
CGIARS, SROs, and Development Partners)
Output 4: Illustrative Activities
QA
Systems
Formal
Agreeme
nts
IPR
Policy
Technology
and
Information
Clearing
House
ECA
TIMPs
Linkages
with other
Hubs
GIS
Maps
Inventory
of AR4D
Info.
What have we achieved to date?
1. ASARECA
KI-Hub Team
Formed
3. Draft
Concept
2. Several
Note by the
brainstorming KI-Hub
and think-tank Team
meetings
4. Concept
Note
presented
to the DPs
6/13; and
ASRECA
Stakeholders
8/13
Illustrative Relationships with existing K-Hubs
KAINET
FARA
Africa
Hub?
ERAILS
Rice
Hub
ASARECA
KI-HUB
CRP
Hub
KAINET
eMIMI
NARO
Hub
SARI
NET?
Where do we go from here?
1. Develop implementation plan
•
Critical for moving forward
•
Low hanging fruits e.g. web-portal
•
Phased-in approach: flexibility and scalability
2. Operationalize the KI-Hub
Webale nyo!
Asante Sana!

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