Grassroots approach to connect youth voices to action
The REBUILD Project
The project’s aim is to contribute towards increased resilience of communities in the ASAL regions of Kenya to drought and other effects of climate change, enhancing food and nutrition security of vulnerable households, especially for women and children, generating sustainable livelihoods and protecting productive assets, in Tana River County.
Endorsing a community-led and multi-stakeholder approach, ensuring meaningful participation and ownership of local communities and authorities, the consortium has been focused on 4 main areas of change:
1. Enhanced productivity of existing livelihood at the household level;
2. Promoted marketing and utilization of nutritious food at the community level;
3. Enhanced protection of community productive assets against climate hazards at the community and society levels;
4. Empowerment of individuals, community groups and authorities to embrace innovation and become leaders of sustainable change at the society and institutional levels.
The final scope of PROCASUR intervention is to support the improvement of the project performance, through Knowledge Management (KM) tools and methodologies, in the specific: assessing specific learning demand; identifying and systematizing the main good practices and successful experiences present in the Project’s territory and identifying the main actors and outstanding practitioners to be trained as Local Champions, as well as the learning beneficiaries, to organize 3 (three) peer-to-peer learning initiatives.
Within the framework of the second year of the REBUILD project, Procasur is implementing:
1. One Learning Route (LR) on Farmers Field Schools management and on community-based organizations management;
2. One Innovation Plan Fair to adapt the innovations and the successful solutions learnt during the Learning Route, in order to be expanded within their project activities;
3. One Technical Exchange Visit, tailored on specific thematic issues to fill any residual gap of knowledge still remaining after the IPs implementation and/or any issue emerging during the process of adaptation and scaling up of the successful experiences learnt during the LR to the REBUILD project activities.
To establish the right Project sharing culture, Procasur has created a good sharing environment and put into place the right processes and technological infrastructure, launching an online community of practitioners (CoP) through developing a digital platform for knowledge sharing: eKEP (er-rebuild.org/posts). The platform provides a virtual space that enables online communities of different stakeholders and an open environment for players to: share, educate, learn, question, participate and collaborate in creation and consumption of community knowledge.
Supporting the creation of linkages and synergies among partners, Procasur has strengthened the relationship among them and built momentum to discuss and share their needs and expectations about KM support to their activities.