Tag Archives: capacity development

Are we there yet?

Six months since we launched our Community of Practice and there is a sense of movement and progress. But if my objective is for it to be a self-sustaining buzzing network of ideas and initiatives, we¬†are probably still a long way from that. The energy mainly comes from me in the centre. But what is […]

The story of a Community of Practice: Coalescing and launching

After so much planning, Science Week last week at Bioversity was finally a great opportunity to coalesce around the idea of improving our gender-responsive research practice and find out who might want to participate in the community. The first step was to get an overview of what is actually going on gender-wise across the organization. […]

Once the Capacity Development Initiative is Over: Using communities of practice theory to transform individual into social learning

Capacity development for agricultural research and development is missing an opportunity. Initiatives tend to focus on developing capacity of individuals and even when the ultimate aim is social change leave the transformation of individual into social learning largely to chance. I use the lens of social learning systems, particularly concepts from Community of Practice theory, […]