Over ten years ago, IFAD and IDRC joined hands to support Knowledge Networking for Rural Development in Asia-Pacific Region (ENRAP) to nurture knowledge-networks amongst IFAD’s projects and partner. Building capacity at regional, national and project level, to share knowledge has been key to building and integrating regular knowledge sharing and management within IFAD operations.
This process gained speed with the formation of a knowledge facilitator’s (KF) group as a key connector in the network, comprising of IFAD’s officers based in country offices. Their exposure to KS techniques led to a lot of excitement in working with new ways to enhance learning for better results in tackling poverty; and from country offices soon spread to projects and partners. Driving the learning and exchange processes in Asia-Pacific, members of the KF group are recognised as experts and are invited by other divisions at IFAD and institutions outside to share their insights on KM and KS processes to improve learning.
The Introduction to KS Methods and Tools: A Facilitator’s Guide, developed under the ENRAP programme, is intended, in particular, for Knowledge Facilitators (KFs), IFAD CPOs and other people within the IFAD Asia and Pacific Regional Network that ENRAP supports who may have a responsibility to train others on knowledge sharing (KS) tools and methods.