Fostering Learning

Facilitating discussion on the integration of climate change and natural resources management into food security and agriculture programs: a series of events

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Author: Baquet, Z.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9(1): 93-107

How do you facilitate an ongoing discussion around a complex issue such as the integration of climate change and natural resources management into food security and agriculture programs?

Multi-stakeholder processes, service delivery and state institutions: Experiences from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories

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Author: Working Group on Multi-Stakholder Processes, Service Delivery and State Institutions
Publication date: 2011

To foster research in fragile states, the Working Group on Multi-Stakholder Processes, Service Delivery and State Institutions was initiated in The Netherlands to respond to the need for more evidence on how cooperation between public and civil society actors and institutional legitimacy can improve service delivery and thereby contribute to the legitimacy and effectiveness of state institutions.

Multistakeholder Partnerships and Digital Technologies for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: 3 case studies

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Author: Omar Dengo Foundation
Publication date: 2007

This publication presents three case studies about digital technologies for development, involving multi stakeholder processes. All case studies have been analysed with the same methodology to reveal information about

- the activity of the multi stakeholder partnership
- the partners (motivations, obstacles, contributions, decision making mechanisms, conflict management,...)
- role of digital technologies
- outcomes and lessons learned

Social learning towards a sustainable world: Social learning towards a sustainable world

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Author: edited by Arjen E.J. Wals
Publication date: 2007

This comprehensive volume - containing 27 chapters and contributions from six continents - presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability.

Social Learning in European River-Basin Management: Barriers and Fostering Mechanisms from 10 River Basins

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Authors: Mostert, E. et alii., in Ecology and Society 12 (1): 19
Publication date: 2007

In this article, 10 case studies of participatory river-basin management are discussed that were conducted as part of the European HarmoniCOP project. The main theme was social learning, which emphasizes the importance of collaboration, organization, and learning. Based on the analysis of all case studies, 71 factors fostering or hindering social learning were identified.

Capacity.org: Dilemmas of inter-organisational learning

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A new publication pushes the boundaries of what is known about interorganizational learning (IOL).  In Issue 46 of the Dutch-based capacity.org, IOL is looked at from the perspective of the publication’s main audience:  the non-profit development sector. 

GIZ Guidebook for MSP facilitation

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Authors: GIZ, onbehalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Expert opinions by Jim Woodhill & Simone van der Vugt; Darian Stibbe (based on Ros Tennyson, with Nazneen Huq & Joanna Pyres); Vanessa Sayers; Douglas Kativu.

Publication Date: 2011

This GIZ guidebook has been designed and written for facilitators of MSPs. It offers the reader the following benefits:

Learning for Development: A literature review

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Author(s): Pasteur, K.
Publication Date: 2004

This literature review results from the collaboration of ActionAid, DFID, Sida and the Participation Group at the Institute of Development Studies to explore understandings of learning and to document innovative approaches.

Learning for Change: Principles and practices of learning organisations

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Author(s): Britton, B. (Swedish Mission Council)
Publication Date: 2002

In this document of the Swedish Mission Council, Britton tackles the issue of learning in development organisations. In his view, learning organisations are not just organisations that learn well, but agencies that successfully disseminate those lessons and promote uptake of good practice.

The Brokering Guidebook – Navigating Effective Sustainable Development Partnerships

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Author: Ros Tennyson
Publication Date: 2005

As a sister publication to “The Partnering Toolbox”, this guidebook highlights the critical role that a broker has as an intermediary, who enables partners to ensure the maximum effectiveness of their partnership. Aimed at those people who are about to engage in brokering activities in often diverse settings in different parts of the world, ‘The Brokering Guidebook’ outlines and supports the many varied tasks that a broker engages in as both process manager and behind-the-scenes leader.