May 2012 - March 2016CapEx PastoralismExperience Capitalization of SDC programmes on pastoralism in West Africa and the Horn of Africa
With the objectives of learning from each other’s experiences and of enhancing their own expertise in eight selected key topics, SDC staff with a portfolio in pastoralism undertook this process in a structured way starting from March 2014.
This story tells about the concept of the process, its different steps and gives voice to the different actors involved in this process.
How it all began
Needs assessment, general agreement, key topics and steeringHow it all began
Operationalization and responsibilities, networking with partnersGetting started
With the support of Ernst Bolliger, the NPOs in Mali and Benin conducted two local one-day workshops with the objective to collect and discuss experiences about the chosen topic with relevant stakeholders. Other coordinators of topics made use of moments forts of their programmes for the collection of external experiences or they contacted directly partner organizations, government representatives or specific research organizations. In the frame of this learning process, the facilitators also brought together SDC staff and external experts from Mongolia and Central Asia.
Synthesizing the experiences
Exchange and outputsWorkshop
The workshop was designed in a highly participatory way that allowed and enhanced the exchange among the different experience-holders and the integration of new insights into the CapEx Briefs.
On the fourth day of the workshop, the coordinators revised their CapEx-Briefs based on the different feedbacks and comments they received during the preceding days. In the following weeks, peers contributed with further reviews. You can find the final version here.
Mahamat Guhini Dadi
Dissemination of resultsOutlookHow is the process now going on? What will happen to the CapEx Briefs?
CommentWhat is remarkable about this process?
The learning process had enough time to develop. At the same time it is key not to overload the participants of the learning process.
Through a participatory approach the participants were encouraged to assume ownership.
The CapEx briefs served as guidelines for synthesizing experiences and established common ground for all the different topics and the exchange between the participants of the learning process.
Thanks for the active commitment in starting the process to Adamou Boureima, Markus Eggenberger, Hamet Cissé, Manuel Flury, Andrea Siclari.
Thanks to the core group that steered and organized the process: Marc Bloch, Felix Fellmann, Manuel Flury, Pascal Rouamba and Laurence von Schulthess.
Thanks to Ernst Bolliger und Ann Waters-Bayer for the facilitation of the learning process.
Explore more examples of capitalization processes and other learning experiences on the website of the Learning and Networking Team.