During the first part of 2011 EFY, CDSF provided KM Awareness and Skills capacity development job-embedded support (JES) to 259 (29 women) as AGP 2 RCUs rolled out the training to woreda-level participants in four regions, including Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray.
In Amhara, 158 (15 women) participants took part in the training cascaded to woreda level which, due to the large number of participants, was delivered in three rounds at different times. CDSF Regional Capacity Development Specialists (RCDS) and AGP2 RCU experts who had previously participated in the Adama Level 1 KM Awareness and Skills ToT jointly delivered the trainings for all three rounds. Additionally, the National KM and Communication Specialist provided on-the-job coaching and mentoring support for the first round of the woreda-level KM awareness and skills’ capacity development which was in line with the CDSF job-embedded support (JES) strategy.
In Oromia, 32 (4 women) participants selected from the region, zone and woreda AGP offices participated in a 4-day capacity development training event conducted in Adama town from November 5-9, 2018. The National KM and Communication Specialist, Information Communication Technology (ICT) Specialist, and Oromia CDSF RCDS facilitated the training.
Towards the end of each training, participants drafted action plans. The activities in the action plans included: writing case stories, success stories, lessons learned; taking good pictures, producing short videos, managing computer files and folders, and establishing corner libraries in their respective offices.
Regional AGP2 coordinators, some of whom attended the training, appreciated CDSF efforts to introduce KM practices in AGP2.
Dr. Endrials Geta, Advisor for the SNNPR regional Agriculture Bureau said the following about the training during the closing: