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Presented at the International Strategic Planning Meeting. 26-7 October 2009, Bangalore, India

Community Knowledge Service International Strategic Planning Meeting 26-27th October 2007 Bangalore

How do we enable communities to share and build their knowledge? Moving to scale (quality and quantity) from isolated cases to widespread application and successful innovation Application of knowledge gained: moving from learning to implementation The Challenge:

How do we enable communities to share and build their knowledge?

Moving to scale (quality and quantity) from isolated cases to widespread application and successful innovation

Application of knowledge gained: moving from learning to implementation

June ‘03 Learning from Community Action to realise MDGs, Nairobi Feb. ’04 Community Kampung, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sept. ‘04 Community Shamba, Nairobi, Kenya June ‘05 Community Commons, New York, USA March ‘06 Community Taba, Curitiba, Brazil Sept. ’06 Community Knowledge Service Workshop, Berlin, Germany Regional CKS planning: initial meetings & process development October ‘07 CKS International, 2nd Planning Meeting, Bangalore, India Process so far…

June ‘03 Learning from Community Action to

realise MDGs, Nairobi

Feb. ’04 Community Kampung, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sept. ‘04 Community Shamba, Nairobi, Kenya

June ‘05 Community Commons, New York, USA

March ‘06 Community Taba, Curitiba, Brazil

Sept. ’06 Community Knowledge Service Workshop, Berlin, Germany



Regional CKS planning: initial meetings & process development

October ‘07 CKS International, 2nd Planning Meeting, Bangalore, India

Invest in community knowledge-sharing and learning processes Support communities to document their practices Form a Knowledge Service Planning Committee A Community Knowledge Service should: - Work through partners to deliver knowledge services - Ensure incentives for communities to share their knowledge - Respect language differences - Protect communities’ Intellectual Property Community Recommendations … from Dialogue Space Declarations 2002-2006

Invest in community knowledge-sharing and learning processes

Support communities to document their practices

Form a Knowledge Service Planning Committee

A Community Knowledge Service should:

- Work through partners to deliver knowledge services

- Ensure incentives for communities to share their knowledge

- Respect language differences

- Protect communities’ Intellectual Property

To enable local community representatives share their expertise more broadly, and apply newly acquired knowledge to strengthen and scale-up their work to enhance livelihoods while sustaining and conserving biodiversity. Community Knowledge Service Goal:

To enable local community representatives share their expertise more broadly, and apply newly acquired knowledge to strengthen and scale-up their work to enhance livelihoods while sustaining and conserving biodiversity.

Develop long-term bottom-up processes that empower local communities to transform their realities by sharing their expertise with…. other local communities experiencing similar opportunities & challenges the broader range of stakeholders whose decisions and activities impact community livelihoods. Facilitate the scaling up of effective community-led development processes to achieve globally meaningful impacts. Mobilise direct delivery of finances & resources to the community-level, to enable adaptation & application of newly acquired knowledge. Community Knowledge Service Objectives … as articulated at 1st Strategic Planning Meeting…

Develop long-term bottom-up processes that empower local communities to transform their realities by sharing their expertise with….

other local communities experiencing similar opportunities & challenges

the broader range of stakeholders whose decisions and activities impact community livelihoods.

Facilitate the scaling up of effective community-led development processes to achieve globally meaningful impacts.

Mobilise direct delivery of finances & resources to the community-level, to enable adaptation &

application of newly acquired knowledge.

More effective support for community-led documentation of knowledge, expertise and lessons learnt for sharing Long-term knowledge-sharing and learning platforms established from the ecosystem-level upwards – with co-ordination between local, regional, and international levels. Community expertise better integrated in decision-making on rural development and biodiversity conservation at local, national and international levels. A broad coalition of partners share the common CKS vision and are collectively working to support grassroots community leadership, building upon diverse strengths and synergies. Community Knowledge Service Desired Outcomes … as articulated at 1st CKS International Strategic Planning Meeting…

More effective support for community-led documentation of knowledge, expertise and lessons learnt for sharing

Long-term knowledge-sharing and learning platforms established from the ecosystem-level upwards – with co-ordination between local, regional, and international levels.

Community expertise better integrated in decision-making on rural development and biodiversity conservation at local, national and international levels.

A broad coalition of partners share the common CKS vision and are collectively working to support grassroots community leadership, building upon diverse strengths and synergies.

Work Plan Overview Initial 18-month timeline (2006-2008) for design and first phase Two main program components 1. Regional knowledge-sharing & learning processes (Asia; Central America; East Africa) 2. An International Support Program & Secretariat Design & Governance by an international group of community representatives, with support from national and international partners Community Knowledge Service:

Work Plan Overview

Initial 18-month timeline (2006-2008) for design and first phase

Two main program components

1. Regional knowledge-sharing & learning processes

(Asia; Central America; East Africa)

2. An International Support Program & Secretariat

Design & Governance by an international group of community representatives, with support from

national and international partners

Community Knowledge Service: Overview

Develop a set of regional knowledge-sharing & learning activities … Linking with ongoing initiatives, building partnerships… Possible Activities: Documenting community knowledge (Videos? Radio? Posters? Internet?) Leadership development opportunities (Leadership Training? Skill development?) Knowledge sharing activities on key challenges & opportunities (Management Strategies? Policy? Markets?) Improve access to useful resources from NGOs, research organizations… Strengthening community representation in key policy processes (Regionally? Nationally?) Program Component 1: Regional & National Activities

Develop a set of regional knowledge-sharing & learning activities …

Linking with ongoing initiatives, building partnerships…

Possible Activities:

Documenting community knowledge

(Videos? Radio? Posters? Internet?)

Leadership development opportunities

(Leadership Training? Skill development?)

Knowledge sharing activities on key challenges & opportunities

(Management Strategies? Policy? Markets?)

Improve access to useful resources from NGOs, research organizations…

Strengthening community representation in key policy processes (Regionally? Nationally?)

Possible tools and links to ongoing activities….. Community knowledge networks (incl. GTLP, GROOTS International, Talamanca Initiative, Landcare) Community-to-community learning exchanges (i ncl. GROOTS Kenya & partners) Dialogue spaces and workshops ( incl. UNDP Equator Initiative and partners) Community-led documentation & knowledge sharing processes Participatory video, radio, posters…. Local Knowledge Centres (incl. MS Swaminathan Fdn) Program Component 1: Regional & National Activities

Possible tools and links to ongoing activities…..

Community knowledge networks

(incl. GTLP, GROOTS International, Talamanca Initiative, Landcare)

Community-to-community learning exchanges

(i ncl. GROOTS Kenya & partners)

Dialogue spaces and workshops

( incl. UNDP Equator Initiative and partners)

Community-led documentation & knowledge sharing processes

Participatory video, radio, posters….

Local Knowledge Centres

(incl. MS Swaminathan Fdn)

Purpose: To support & co-ordinate ongoing activities in each region Coordinate and inter-link ongoing regional activities Support regional activities on tools and methods to document and share knowledge (across regions & stakeholders) Communicate regional outputs to international stakeholders Mobilise financing to support knowledge sharing processes and the application of knowledge gained Strengthen community engagement in key international policy processes: eg. CBD, MDGs, etc. Component 2: International Program

Purpose:

To support & co-ordinate ongoing activities in each region

Coordinate and inter-link ongoing regional activities

Support regional activities on tools and methods to document and share knowledge (across regions & stakeholders)

Communicate regional outputs to international stakeholders

Mobilise financing to support knowledge sharing processes and the application of knowledge gained

Strengthen community engagement in key international policy processes: eg. CBD, MDGs, etc.

Current Funds: ~$80,000 invested in Community-based knowledge sharing and documentation activities (EP & partners) ~$80,000 in International Secretariat Costs Fundraising Proposals Submitted: CKS Africa: Gates Foundation CKS Asia: Christensen Fund CKS Central America: Norwegian Development Fund, via ANAI Target: ???? Financing Strategy

Current Funds:

~$80,000 invested in Community-based knowledge sharing and documentation activities (EP & partners)

~$80,000 in International Secretariat Costs

Fundraising Proposals Submitted:

CKS Africa: Gates Foundation

CKS Asia: Christensen Fund

CKS Central America: Norwegian Development Fund, via ANAI

Target: ????

Desired Workshop Outcomes (Draft) Workshop participants share a common vision on the aims, objectives and desired outcomes of the Community Knowledge Service. A clearly articulated process and timeline to design, implement and finance the initial phase of the Community Knowledge Service to launch at COP9, plus long-term vision (2007-2015 - elements of a strategic plan) An interim governance structure (and project co-ordination committee) established. A strategy to mobilize funding and resources to take the process forward

Desired Workshop Outcomes (Draft)

Workshop participants share a common vision on the aims, objectives and desired outcomes of the Community Knowledge Service.

A clearly articulated process and timeline to design, implement and finance the initial phase of the Community Knowledge Service to launch at COP9, plus long-term vision (2007-2015 - elements of a strategic plan)

An interim governance structure (and project co-ordination committee) established.

A strategy to mobilize funding and resources to take the process forward

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