Tag: methodology

Adoption and scaling up

Adoption and scaling up

Adoption is never a sudden event, but one which requires an individual or organization to learn about alternatives to a current practice (new knowledge), to form a favourable opinion about these alternatives (being persuaded and being convinced), and then to make the decision to try them out

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September 26, 2017
Mainstreaming

Mainstreaming

Institutionalization refers to the development of the necessary relationships, practices and procedures that are needed so that the capitalization process which has just been completed, becomes a regular feature within an organization.

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September 26, 2017
Sharing knowledge

Sharing knowledge

Many other persons who have not been part of it can also benefit from the lessons that have been drawn. The team in charge of the capitalisation process needs to find a way to reach these other persons , for which it needs to develop a communications plan

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September 26, 2017
Facilitating an EC process

Facilitating an EC process

“Facilitation” refers to the process of helping a group to attain its goal by designing and using engagement methods. It is the key to building and sustaining the participatory activities of effective experience capitalization.

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September 26, 2017
The process

The process

Focusing on those who are interested and involved in a reflection process, and in learning from and sharing the lessons from their work, the project considers different activities distributed during a few months.

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September 26, 2017
Definitions

Definitions

The first steps of a capitalization process include the selection of the case (or experience) to describe and analyse, a discussion about the expected outcomes, and the identification of those who are to participate in it.

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September 26, 2017
Planning

Planning

A capitalization processes must be flexible, and it must adapt to the context or to the changing interests of all participants. But it must be prepared in detail so that it reaches the objectives it wants to reach.

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September 26, 2017
Gathering and organizing information

Gathering and organizing information

Telling the story of what actually happened in the field means first collecting enough information from a wide diversity of sources. Storing and ordering this information in a systematic way is also essential.

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September 26, 2017
Analysis

Analysis

Instead of looking at what activities have been implemented, the analysis aims to discover why did the team decide to implement these activities. And instead of measuring results, an analysis aims to discover the reasons behind these results.

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September 26, 2017
Documentation

Documentation

Lessons can be presented in different formats (written, oral, audiovisual and/or electronic, etc.) - depending on the target audience. Yet, whatever the final choice, it will be necessary to first capture the results in writing.

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September 26, 2017

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