SKiM - Annual Progress Report, June 2018 – December 2019
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Akmal Akramkhanov, Enrico Bonaiuti, Valerio Graziano, Emilie Vansant, Bastian Mueller, Jocelyne Jawhar, Damiano Petruzzella, Jeff Alwang, Barbara Massler, Ram Sharma. (24/4/2020). SKiM - Annual Progress Report, June 2018 – December 2019. Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
This report describes the developments of the “Strengthening Knowledge Management for Greater Development Effectiveness in the Near East, North Africa, Central Asia and Europe” (SKIM) project in its first phase, detailing the progress made and activities implemented across different project components from June 2018 until December 2019. SKIM had an inception phase from June to October 2018 when its Steering Committee met for the first time, and the activities commenced. In addition to the inception phase, the first period of the project also includes the establishment of contacts with partner institutions mentioned in the project proposal, formalizing partner agreements, an introductory mission to Moldova where ICARDA needed to build partnerships in the country, the implementation of activities related to the assessment of Knowledge Management (KM) capacities and gaps in different target countries, the development of strategies and innovation plans, the defining of pathways to implement activities in target institutions and the formation of communities of practice. In addition to these activities, initial knowledge products and an online Knowledge Platform (KP) were developed to facilitate knowledge exchange within and beyond project partners through the coordination of Knowledge Symposia.