Published on February 21, 2014
Dgroups: (Draft) Action Plan 2014 Neil, Rob, Kristin 16 January 2014
High-level Priorities 1. Strengthen partnership 2. Improve the platform 3. Improve our marketing and outreach
Strengthening the Partnership Alfa Redi CIDSE Department for International Development (DFID), UK ECDPM Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) (Helvetas) Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (Hivos) ICCO International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) Natural Resources Institute (NRI) RWSN – Rural Water Supply Network SAP International SDC Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) UNECA New partners 0 Leavers 1 (KIT)
Strengthening the Partnership Shared vision 2. Promote connections among the Partners and among individual Dgroups 3. Promote connections with other CoPs 1.
Shared vision (= how we want the world to be) What is our vision? Suggestions for discussion… 1. “A world where every individual can contribute constructively to dialogue and decision-making for international development and social justice” 2. ??? 3. ???
Promote connections among the Partners ↑ Knowledge sharing among Dgroups partners (?KM4Dev) ↑ Visibility of individual Dgroups and how they relate to each other, by theme, geo, lang. visualisation tool, eg DebateGraph Mapping of Dgroups INCREASED COLLECTIVE IMPACT OF DGROUPS
Promote connections with other CoPs Mapping of Dgroups Progressive mapping of Global CoP ecosystem ↑Navigability ↑Alignment ↓Duplication ↑ collective impact of all CoPs (Dgroups + non-Dgroups) working in international development
2020 Goals By 2020: • All (open) Communities of Practice will be readily visible and searchable by moderators and users. All (open) CoPs will be able to connect and share seamlessly with one another All (open) CoPs will be able to harness the collective intelligence of their members (multistakeholder input into policy and practice)
Work area 1: Platform improvement 2014 Objectives We shall continue to improve the platform through a user-driven process. ensure that all requests and ideas for functionality improvements raised through the [redesign] discussion group are monitored and made freely available to all users assess the feasibility (or otherwise) and provide progress updates on each request. explore how Dgroups can take advantage of mobile opportunities Other??
User-driven functionality improvement [redesign] Dgroup – Kristin & Damir Viewing the web archive (6) Delivery of email messages, formatting and content (5) Moderation (4) Visual design (1) Monitoring and evaluation (1) Terminology (2)
Work area 2: Service reliability 2014 Objectives Working with WA-Research: We shall maintain service reliability at or very near to 100%. We shall increase our disaster preparedness, so that normal service is maintained in the event of disaster (eg technical breakdown, illness, injury). Other??
Work area 3: Training & Peer Exchange 2014 Objectives We shall: introduce a peer support / training programme (Dgroups Training module – ECDP) organize regular online peer exchange sessions (1 each quarter) continue to publish regular blog posts, presentations etc on Dgroups Foundation website (www.dgroups.info) other??
Work area 4: Engagement with current partners 2014 Objectives We shall regular communications with all our Partners, through 1-to-1 calls (at least 2 times per year). We shall promote knowledge sharing among Partners, especially around C4D issues We shall build a basic visual representation of the Dgroups CoP ecosystem Other??
Work area 5: Marketing and outreach 2014 Objectives We shall: continue to develop and improve the Dgroups Foundation website (www.dgroups.info) recruit 6 new paying members produce leaflet in different languages coordinate and provide support to at least 6 Partners to promote Dgroups (conference calendar, leaflets, PPT) other??
Work area 6: Governance and administration 2014 Objectives We shall seek to expand the number, skills and influence of the Board We shall improve Board representation –gender and geographical location Other??
M&E Stats Impact IDS Linked Open Data
Fees: Way forward With present membership, an increase in partnership contribution to E 5.000 is needed to cover costs. Therefore: Dgroups Board proposes to increase fees to E. 5000 starting 2015, for organizations with turnover of over 5 million Euro. From now on, for new small organizations with turnover below 5ME, a reduction of fees is offered, calculated at 0.1% of turnover, limiting the number of Dgroups to a maximum of 12 Below E 150.000 we do not charge, but ask for a formalized "sponsorship" by one of the large members
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