Date:January 24, 2013

SOLLINKKA

SOcial Learning LINKing Knowledge with Action

The Prolinnova international network, hosted by ETC Foundation, has entered into a partnership with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) to explore approaches that enhance knowledge-to-action linkages among actors in agricultural innovation systems. This collaboration comes under CCAFS’s Theme 4.1 “Linking Knowledge with Action”. It includes developing and spreading “social learning” approaches and tools that help policymakers, development practitioners, researchers and farmers make decisions with a greater understanding of the interactions between local conditions and national and international policies in the face of multiple drivers of change. It gives an opportunity to scale up Prolinnova activities conducive for social learning, such as multistakeholder platforms, transdisciplinary collaboration in participatory innovation development (PID), mechanisms to change the power balance in agricultural research and development such as Local Innovation Support Funds (LISFs) and various forms of communication and documentation (posters, videos, booklets, community radio etc), including face-to-face communication such as village workshops, innovation fairs, travelling workshops and exchange visits. These on-the-ground activities will allow CCAFS to explore how social learning can increase resilience to change.

Countries / Countries Global
Duration of project 2012–2015
Client / partner CGIAR Research   Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Donor CGIAR Research   Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Contact person (within ETC) Ann Waters-Bayer (ann.waters-bayer@etcnl.nl),
Chesha Wettasinha (c.wettasinha@etcnl.nl),
Laurens van Veldhuizen (l.van.veldhuizen@etcnl.nl)