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  1. page News-2014 edited 09/10/2014 We've had two MSc Forestry distance learning students and two MSc SUTROFOR students co…
    09/10/2014
    We've had two MSc Forestry distance learning students and two MSc SUTROFOR students complete local knowledge projects with us this year as part of their dissertations in Zambia, Malawi, Uganda and Morocco. Emilie and Alan have just come back from running our first Spanish AKT course in Peru and they had a great time with researchers there. 'From coca to cacao farming' was the topic in Peru!

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    run in VietnamPeru later in the year and Vietnam next year. There
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    ICRAF and threefour Bangor MSc
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    in Kenya, EthiopiaEthiopia, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and Uganda.Morocco.
    Check out photos from all our trainings in 2013 and 2014 here.
    For those of you with any questions on the methodology and software that we use, please post them on the discussions page and we'll answer you as best we can.
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  2. page Photos from AKT Trainings edited Photos from training courses we have run in 2013 and 2014 Training run by Alan Heinze and Emili…

    Photos from training courses we have run in 2013 and 2014
    Training run by Alan Heinze and Emilie Smith (ICRAF) in Peru, October 2014
    Photos from local knowledge training in Peru, 2014

    Training run by Genevieve Lamond (Bangor University/ICRAF) and Anne Kuria (ICRAF) in Uganda, February 2014
    Photos from local knowledge training in Uganda, 2014
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    Training run by Emilie Smith (ICRAF) in Burkina Faso, January 2013
    Photos from local knowledge training in Burkina Faso, 2013
    Training run by Alan Heinze and Emilie Smith (ICRAF) in Peru, October 2014
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  3. msg image for the knowledge acquisition strategy message posted image for the knowledge acquisition strategy And another observation by a Pucallpa AKT course participant: While showing the diagram related …
    image for the knowledge acquisition strategy
    And another observation by a Pucallpa AKT course participant:

    While showing the diagram related to the knowledge acquisition strategy (scoping, definition, compilation, generalisation, the funnels and circle, aka 'the meat grinder'), she noticed that there was no indication of the farmer/community feedback session. Given that we're more and more realizing the importance of this process (I know I am), it's a great idea to make this more explicit in the graphic. It could be just a small circle or arrow or indication somewhere (between the last two stages e.g.).
    Her remark was quite on spot!
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  4. msg Creating an option for group discussion sources message posted Creating an option for group discussion sources Hi Alan, There are no issues with developing that type of functionality but it tends to run a litt…
    Creating an option for group discussion sources
    Hi Alan,
    There are no issues with developing that type of functionality but it tends to run a little counter to actually how we operate with AKT during knowledge acquisition. Knowledge gathered from groups tends to differ from knowledge gathered from individuals (not least because the context is different). We tend to push people towards individual interviews on site if possible. We know when you start with groups in central locations then much of the nuance is lost - although it can be helpful during initial scoping. There are also issues with power dynamics amongst groups where by certain individuals knowledge tends to dominate because others choose or feel pressured to remain quiet. So we tend to use groups to confirm general knowledge (triangulation) but less so generate knowledge.
    Of course we have the tags for individual sources so you can group people (by gender) for example. But even this is dangerous because it actually allows you to look for gender differences for example in experiments which have not been designed specifically to test this. I don't like the fact that we have 4 user values that can be added as you almost certainly can't analyse all of them (it would be better to put this information in a memo field).
    I think the question of organising sources into groups for use with tools might be interesting though. We would need some examples to work through.

    Hope that helps

    Tim
    8:48 am
  5. msg course facilitation : sheet with statement examples message posted course facilitation : sheet with statement examples This was suggested by two participants in the 2014 AKT training in Pucallpa, Peru: They thought it…
    course facilitation : sheet with statement examples
    This was suggested by two participants in the 2014 AKT training in Pucallpa, Peru:
    They thought it would be useful to have some concrete examples of the different types of statements, printed out in a sheet, so that they can have alongside the AKT grammar sheet and browse as they are learning to enter statements.
    Sounds like good idea, what do other people think?
    If agreed, I can help start one...
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