Tools and Instruments Wiki This presentation: 1. Justification 2. First attempts 3. Why a ‘wiki’? 4. The set-up of the wiki 5. The further development of the wiki 1. Justification The need for tools and instruments was expressed by 10-15 people when starting the gender in value chain network. Making existing T&I accessible Sharing experiences Developing new ones 2. First attempts Listing literature and links unsatisfactory: Large documents Often only partially relevant Not practical enough Not interactive Navigation problems 3. Why a wiki? Wiki’s allows for building collective knowledge (via joint writing) Based on the concepts of collective intelligence (picking many brains) Interactive Choice for: Wikipedia format Demand driven (not supply driven) Development practice starting point The gender in VC wiki: Theme: gender sensitive development of agro-value chains in developing countries. For whom?: practitioners (from local and international development organisations). What can be found?: This wiki will provide the practitioner with a road map, to find him/herself a way in the wealth of international available material. At the same time this wiki intends to play a role in harvesting unlocked material within organisations.. 4. The set up follows the logic of the human being: Spine & Head: Values, principles and agenda setting Arms: Concepts and tools to work with Legs: Practical information on experience with programming (case descriptions) Action learning Furthermore the chapters of this wiki follow the order of an action learning cycle: Planning Implementing Evaluating/learning Adjusted action Outline/ table of content of the wiki: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Values and principles: justification for gender sensitive value chain development Selecting the sub-sector Gender sensitive value chain analysis Identifying and implementing upgrading strategies Impact assessment Case descriptions http://genderinvaluechains.pbwiki.com/ 5. The development of the wiki The wiki will be managed by a learning group of active Agri-ProFocus members. Exercise We have made 7 stations / sheets on the wall picturing the 6 phases plus one on the system as a whole. You are asked to: – – – – join in groups of three move from station to station discuss the following questions ánd writing the answers down on the sheets! The questions are: – – – What do you think you should address in ... phase? How are you currently finding an answer to these questions? What is still lacking? Reflection What are the insights?