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DAPAs Facilitating Impact Team to lead Learning and Knowledge Sharing at CIAT

Simone, Sophie, Katherine

Simone, Sophie, Katherine

Ok. Now it’s official. Our Facilitating Impact Team, composed by Sophie Alvarez, Katherine Tehelen and myself will lead Learning and Knowledge Sharing (LKS) efforts within CIAT and under the management of Edith Hesse. Many who know us might think that we have been doing this for years. Well not really, as most of our activities were dedicated to special projects with little time or opportunity to feed our learnings back to CIAT.

Now we hope things will change.

In November last year we applied as a team for the announced Learning and Knowledge Sharing position and went through many stages in our discussions with different CIAT management levels. Indeed our proposal was ‘different”: We suggested one position to be divided up among the team, we wanted to stay within research and work from our DAPA base. We wanted to continue to work on special projects. In summary we suggested to consider the LKS position as a special project and we applied for the grant, and got it!

We are now very much looking forward to develop strategic priorities and start business. This includes a series of interviews with CIAT scientists and research support staff to test our initial ideas as well as the development of our LKS impact pathway in order to allow us to monitor and evaluate our activities. Stay tuned!

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