PIFON is being represented at the first regional workshop of the “Capitalization of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project held at the Novotel Hotel in Suva from 05 – 09 February, 2018. Other participants include representatives of organizations from Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
The project is being implemented in various parts of the world by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
The overall project aim is to facilitate the adoption of an experience capitalization process in rural development initiatives, to help improve the analysis, documentation, sharing and the adoption and use of lessons and good practices – as an approach for continuous learning, improvement and scaling up.
The five-day workshop will involve discussions and interactions among participants to help develop the necessary skills to start and complete a capitalization process and drawing lessons from it. It is expected that participants will complete the description and analysis of a set of cases from which lessons will be drawn to share amongst themselves and with other interested organizations. A set of documented experiences and lessons to be added to the CTA website to kick-start discussions within the community of practice and the electronic platform is also another expected output of the workshop. This workshop will then be followed through with a series of activities at the local level to be completed with a follow-up workshop in April 2018.