2020 SKiM Learning Week - Capacity Development & Innovation Plans
Valerio Graziano. (30/6/2020). 2020 SKiM Learning Week - Capacity Development & Innovation Plans.
The Capacity Development and Innovation Plans come as final step of the KM need assessment and recommendation development process started at “Strengthening Knowledge Management for Greater Development Effectiveness in the Near East, North Africa, Central Asia and Europe” (SKiM) project inception meeting of October 2018 with the Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA), followed by the National Writeshops on Capacity Development and Innovation Plans. After probing the KM assets of the project stakeholders, through face-to-face meetings with representatives, online and live surveys, and a variety of other assessment tools, it was possible to disaggregate the needs for KM improvements into specific sub-sets falling into one four categories each: policy, technology, skills, standards. By categorizing the sub-sets, it was possible to identify common ground among the needs of the institutions by country. The participatory approach has also led to the organizations to realize they possess complementary capabilities for potential synergies – in other words – opportunities to tackle their own needs through communal efforts and engagement in shared learning networking systems.