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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and specialized United Nations agency that focuses on transforming rural economies and food systems. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes. IFAD helps them build resilience, expand their businesses and take charge of their own development. For IFAD, communities of practice (CoPs) and networks are important ways to develop, capture, curate and share knowledge, especially by building on the collective knowledge of members. IFAD has joined the Dgroups Foundation and has launched this platform with the aim of enhancing inclusive collaboration and dialogue that leads to better development results. This is the place for IFAD-supported communities and networks to share, discuss and learn. You can explore this site to find out about the communities and networks we support: click on Subgroups ( ) to see the whole list. Guidelines and other resources to help you set up and moderate your own community are in the Wiki section ( ). For further information, or if you would like to set up your own group, contact us at ( )
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  • 50x2030 Initiative
    50 x2030 is a new initiative to strengthen the capacity of agricultural statistical systems in 50 LIC/LMIC countries by 2030. It is jointly implemented by FAO, the WB and IFAD and mostly financed by the BMGF; USAID; Germany; Australia; Italy; and. Whereas FAO leads on the Data Production component and the WB on the Methods and Tools component ; IFAD is in charge of the Data Use component. IFAD’s engagement focuses on promoting the use of agricultural data for policy and decision making, through dedicated support that each country receives for 5-7 years. More information on 50x2030 can be found here ( ).
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  • សហគមន៍ប្រើប្រាស់ទិន្នន័យកម្ពុជា ដើម្បីអភិវឌ្ឍន៍កសិកម្មនិងទីជនបទ / Cambodia Data Use Community for Agriculture and Rural Development
    --------------------------------------- ------ * * *អំពីសហគមន៍ /* ** *About the Community * --------------------------------------- សហគមន៍ប្រើប្រាស់ទិន្នន័យកម្ពុជា​ដើម្បីអភិវឌ្ឍន៍​កសិកម្មនិងទីជនបទ សម្របសម្រួលការប្រាស្រ័យទាក់ទង រវាងអ្នកផលិតទិន្នន័យ អន្តរការីទិន្នន័យ និងអ្នកប្រើប្រាស់ទិន្នន័យ សំដៅ​ជំរុញការអនុវត្ត​ការធ្វើសេចក្ដី​សម្រេចចិត្ត ដោយមានសំអាងច្បាស់លាស់​ឬផ្អែកលើភស្តុតាង។ វេទិកានេះធ្វើជា « ច្រកចេញចូលតែមួយ » ដើម្បី៖ * ស្វែងយល់អំពីប្រភពទិន្នន័យ និងនីតិវិធីចូលប្រើប្រាស់​ * ផ្ដល់ព័ត៌មាន​អំពីការចេញផ្សាយទិន្នន័យថ្មីៗ * ផ្ដល់ការសម្របសម្រួលការចូលប្រើទិន្នន័យ និងធនធានឯទៀត * ផ្ដល់សេចក្ដីពន្យល់បន្ថែម ឬស្នើរក​ជំនួយពីសមាជិកផ្សេងទៀត​ * ផ្តល់មតិត្រឡប់ទៅកាន់អ្នកផលិតទិន្នន័យ និងអ្នកគ្រប់គ្រងទិន្នន័យ ហើយផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍ទិន្នន័យ និងឱកាសបណ្តុះបណ្តាល​​នានា។ * * The Cambodia Data Use Community for Agriculture and Rural Development works to foster communication and interaction between Data Producers, Data Intermediaries and Data Users for promoting evidence based decision making. This platform would serve as “one-stop-shop” to: a. learn about *data sources* and related access procedures, b. get updates on *new releases of data,* c. obtain facilitated access to *data and related resources,* d. get *clarifications/ assistance* from peers, e. provide *feed-back* to data producers and custodians, and discover *upcoming events* and *training opportunities.* ------ * * *តើនរណាអាចចូលរួមបាន /* Who Can Take Part រូបវន្តបុគ្គល ​ឬ​​ស្ថាប័ននានា (រាប់ទាំង សាធារណជនទូទៅ ប្រព័ន្ធផ្សព្វផ្សាយ បុគ្គលិកសិក្សានិងស្រាវជ្រាវ មន្ត្រីរាជការ ដៃគូអភិវឌ្ឍន៍ អ្នក​នយោបាយ និង​សមាជិកសភា​ឬ​ថ្នាក់ដឹកនាំដែល​ជាប់ឆ្នោត ។ល។) ​​ដែល​មាន​ចំណាប់អារម្មណ៍​លើ​ទិន្នន័យ​អំពីវិស័យ​កសិកម្ម​និង​ការអភិវឌ្ឍជនបទ អាចចូលរួម​នៅ​ក្នុង​សហគមន៍នេះ​បាន។ Community participation is open to any individual or institution interested in agriculture and rural development data of Cambodia from general public, media, academic and research personnel, government officials, development planner, politicians and publicly elected leaders/legislators etc. ------ * * *សសរស្តម្ភទាំង៤ /* *The 4 main pillars * *១.* *ការចូលប្រើធនធាន* ច្រកចេញចូលតែមួយ ដើម្បីចូលប្រើប្រភពទិន្នន័យ និងវែបសាយផ្សព្វផ្សាយទាំងអស់ ដែលទាក់ទងនឹងវិស័យកសិកម្ម និងការអភិវឌ្ឍ​ជនបទ​ក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា និង​ដើម្បី​​ចូលប្រើឯកសារបោះផ្សាយជាទិន្នន័យ​និង​បណ្ដុំទិន្នន័យលម្អិត លទ្ធភាពទទួល​បាន​លទ្ធផល​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​​និងឯកសារគោលនយោបាយ​ លទ្ធភាពទទួល​បាន​​ឯកសារបណ្តុះបណ្តាល *២. ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍* ផ្ដល់ព័ត៌មាន​អំពី​​ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍ទិន្នន័យ សិក្ខាសាលា សន្និសីទ សិក្ខាសាលាអនឡាញ ដែល​នឹងរៀបចំ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃមុខ រួមទាំង​​តំណ​ភ្ជាប់​ទៅកាន់វែប​សាយ​ដែលផ្ដល់​ព័ត៌មានបន្ថែម *៣. ការចូលរួមរបស់សមាជិក* ជជែក​ជាមួយសមាជិកផ្សេងទៀតក្នុងសហគមន៍​ដើម្បីផ្លាស់ប្តូរចំណេះដឹង និងព័ត៌មាន អាចសាកសួរ ឬ​ប្រាស្រ័យ​ទាក់ទង​ជាមួយមន្ត្រីសម្របសម្រួលរបស់រដ្ឋ និង​ក្រុមការងារ​នៃកម្មវិធីប្រើប្រាស់ទិន្នន័យ​របស់អាយហ្វាដ ផ្ញើព័ត៌មានចូលក្រុម ដើម្បី​សុំ​យោបល់និង​គំនិត *៤. ការតាមដានវឌ្ឍនភាព* ការផ្ដល់បច្ចុប្បន្នភាពអំពីក្រុមសម្របសម្រួលប្រចាំប្រទេស និងការចែករំលែក​ព័ត៌មាន ការផ្ដល់បច្ចុប្បន្នភាពអំពីវឌ្ឍនភាពសកម្មភាព៥ 0x ២០៣០ របាយការណ៍ស្តីពីការចូលរួមរបស់អ្នកប្រើប្រាស់ទិន្នន័យនៅកម្ពុជា ករណីសិក្សាស្តីពីគោលនយោបាយ និងការសម្រេចចិត្តវិនិយោគ ដែលធ្វើឡើងដោយប្រើទិន្នន័យរបស់គម្រោង៥ 0x ២០៣០ *1. Access to Resources* * One -stop gateway to access to all the data sources and dissemination portals related to agriculture and rural development in Cambodia Access to data publications and micro-data platforms * Access to evidence-based studies and policy documents * Access to training materials *2. Events* * Updates on upcoming events, workshops, conferences, webinars, and links to further information *3. Member Engagement* * Peer-to-Peer chat with other community members to exchange knowledge and information * Possibility to ask questions/interact with the National Nodal Officers and IFAD Data Use Team * Post blogs for obtaining comments and opinions *4. Monitoring Progress* * Country Coordination Group updates and information sharing * Progress updates on 50x2030 activities * Reports on Cambodia Data User engagement * Case Studies on policy and investment decision made using 50x2030 data ------
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  • Farmers' Organizations for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific
    The overall objective of the FO4ACP Programme is to increase income and to improve livelihood, food and nutrition security and safety of organized smallholder and family farmers in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.The programme's primary stakeholders and beneficiaries are farmers’ organizations (FOs) and their smallholder members in ACP countries. They include the continental organization PAFO, the regional organizations EAFF, PIFON, PROPAC, ROPPA, SACAU and UMNAGRI and their national members, as well as FAO and AgriCord. The FO4ACP community is open to all members of farmer organizations and organizations supporting rural development or anyone interested to follow the discussions. The community was created to support knowledge generation, sharing and dissemination across the three regions and to create a space where farmers' organizations can discuss opportunities and challenges and offer peer-to-peer support. Welcome to FO4ACP! IFAD supervises and co-finances the FO4ACP Programme. The European Union (EU) provides funding through IFAD. - - - - - - - - - - *Organisations Paysannes pour l'Afrique, les Caraïbes et le Pacifique* L'objectif général du programme OPenACP est d'augmenter les revenus et d'améliorer les moyens de subsistance, la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle et la sécurité des petits exploitants et des agriculteurs familiaux organisés dans les pays d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (ACP). Les principales parties prenantes et les principaux bénéficiaires du programme sont les organisations paysannes (OP) et leurs petits exploitants membres dans les pays ACP. Les principaux acteurs et bénéficiaires du programme sont les organisations paysannes (OP) et leurs petits exploitants membres dans les pays ACP, notamment l'organisation continentale PAFO, les organisations régionales EAFF, PIFON, PROPAC, ROPPA, SACAU et UMNAGRI et leurs membres nationaux, ainsi que la FAO et AgriCord. La communauté OPenACP est ouverte à tous les membres des organisations paysannes et des organisations soutenant le développement rural ou à toute personne intéressée de participer dans les discussions. La communauté a été créée pour soutenir la génération, le partage et la diffusion des connaissances dans les trois régions et pour créer un espace où les organisations d'agriculteurs peuvent discuter des opportunités et des défis et offrir un soutien entre pairs. Bienvenue chez OPenACP! Le FIDA supervise et co-finance le programme OPenACP. L'Union européenne (UE) fournit un financement par le biais du FIDA. - - - - - - - - - - *Organizaciones campesinas para África, el Caribe y el Pacífico* El objetivo general del Programa FO4ACP es aumentar los ingresos y mejorar los medios de vida, la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y la inocuidad de los pequeños agricultores organizados y los agricultores familiares de los países de África, el Caribe y el Pacífico (ACP). Los principales interesados y beneficiarios del programa son las organizaciones campesinas (OC) y sus miembros de los países ACP. Entre ellas figuran la organización continental PAFO, las organizaciones regionales EAFF, PIFON, PROPAC, ROPPA, SACAU y UMNAGRI y sus miembros nacionales, así como la FAO y AgriCord. La comunidad FO4ACP está abierta a todos los miembros de las organizaciones campesinas y las organizaciones que apoyan el desarrollo rural o a cualquier persona interesada en seguir los debates. La comunidad se creó para apoyar la generación, el intercambio y la difusión de conocimientos en las tres regiones y para crear un espacio en el que las organizaciones campesinas puedan examinar las oportunidades y los problemas y ofrecer apoyo entre pares. Bienvenido a FO4ACP! El FIDA supervisa y cofinanza el Programa FO4ACP. La Unión Europea (UE) proporciona financiación a través del FIDA.
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  • GeoGroup
    Welcome! ********** Who we are ********** Welcome to IFAD’s community of practice for geospatial applications. Our main activities are: * Community building : Bringing people working on geospatial applications in IFAD-funded projects together to optimize resources, communication flow and outputs; * Knowledge sharing : Capturing experiences on using GIS and Earth observation in IFAD-funded operations, and sharing new studies, blog posts, newly-released geospatial tools and datasets, interesting training courses and online webinars. ******** Our goal ******** We aim to enhance IFAD’s operations and impact through systematic integration of geospatial tools, methods and data analytics. ************ Who can join ************ All IFAD staff and consultants, project staff in IFAD-funded projects, as well as partners in the private sector and in research are welcome to join this community. You should: * Have an interest in geospatial tools, data and methodologies; and * Be involved in the design, implementation or evaluation of IFAD strategies and projects. **************************** Using GIS in IFAD operations **************************** Use this forum to exchange on the following topics: * Using GIS in project design, monitoring and evaluation, targeting as well as impact assessments; * Assessment of climatic and environmental hazards and impacts; * Datasets on a wide range of themes (e.g., demographics, poverty, land cover, and environmental hazards); * Software and hardware considerations; * Simple data visualizations; * Big data analysis using Google Earth Engine; * Data standards; * IFAD’s internal systems and procedures, including GeoNode; * GIS consultants and companies; * External initiatives that provide GIS and Earth-observation services free of charge. **************** Access knowledge **************** Read more about our community and GIS applications in IFAD on our wiki page ( ). ****************** Join the community ****************** Register here ( ) or sign in ( ) if you are already a member. Write to ( ) if you need support.
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  • ICT4D
    The concept of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) refers to the potential use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to achieve accelerated and scaled-up social and economic development. The objective of the ICT4D strategy is to provide IFAD with a framework for leveraging ICT to increase development impact and improve the economic and social conditions of rural people through increased agricultural productivity, greater benefits from market participation and strengthened household resilience. To this end, the strategy proposes four action areas: (i) promote scalable uptake of ICT4D solutions; (ii) strengthen ICT4D partnerships; (iii) enhance ICT4D knowledge management and sharing; and (iv) build internal ICT4D awareness, capacity and leadership. ICT4D Community of Practice is born with the idea to joint together all ICT4D practitioners across IFAD in order to strengthen the sharing knowledge inside the organization through
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  • IFAD Biodiversity Knowledge Platform
    * Welcome to the IFAD Biodiversity Knowledge Platform!* The Biodiversity Knowledge Platform (BDKP) is a one-stop shop providing basic information, training materials, documents and global news on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and nature-based solutions. Welcome Video ( ) * Goal * To communicate and exchange knowledge on biodiversity and its sustainable use in rural systems, and increase the capacities of IFAD technical and operational staff. * Who can join?* All *IFAD staff* , *non-staff* , *interns* and *project staff in IFAD-funded projects* are welcome to join this platform. These audiences include: * people who have an interest in biodiversity and wish learn more about its protection, sustainable use and management. * people who are interested to learn more about how to integrate biodiversity and nature-based solutions into their work. * Subscribe to the Biodiversity Knowledge Platform* * What will you gain by subscribing to the BDKP? * * Access to information on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and nature-based solutions as it relates to IFAD’s work * Access to the latest news on biodiversity and nature-based solutions * Access to dedicated resources on each main areas relevant to mainstream biodiversity in IFAD investments * Opportunities for networking and collaboration with like-minded peers through shared experiences and mutual learning. *Access Knowledge* Searching for information in the Platform is simple: you can just use the feature *‘’ Files ( ) ’’* to access all the folders with relevant information, documents, training materials, lessons learned, events, news, etc. ** Once in the ‘’ Files’’ section you can also use the *‘’Search toolbar’’*. To access papers, documents, and news items that are available online you can simply click on the title and you will be redirected to the webpage or the online PDF of the document. Register here ( ) or sign in ( ) if you are already a member. Write to ( ) if you need support!
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  • IFAD Development Practices Community
    *Come and join the* *IFAD Development Practices Community* *!* * The Community is open to anyone working in Operations, and in particular to Projects Delivery Team Members!* Come and join the Operational Learning community of practice where you can discuss together about your learning and enhance your understanding and knowledge of a wide range of topics, including among others: * Project finance * COSOP & Country Strategy * Project: Design, Implementation and restructuring * Remote Project Management * Fragility and Conflict Affected Situations * People with Disabilities This is a unique opportunity to really delve in to your learning, share, and collaborate with people virtually from all over the world! *Together, we have the power to become more knowledgeable!* So, what are you waiting for?!
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  • IFAD Innovation Network
    *IFAD INNOVATION NETWORK* The IFAD Innovation Network is an informal, democratic, non-hierarchical space to share ideas, good practices, tools and lessons learned on how members can use innovation to improve performance and better address the needs and challenges of our target groups and beneficiaries. This group is open to IFAD staff, representatives of IFAD's members, fellow United Nations and Development Finance Institutions colleagues, representatives of academia, research centres, think tanks and the private sector, and those who wish to contribute to advancing innovation for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Don’t hesitate to get involved and share your ideas with us! *IFAD INNOVATION TALKS* IFAD Innovation Talks are a series of public learning and knowledge sharing sessions, lasting one hour. They feature innovative approaches, tools, products and services developed by IFAD, its partners and the members of the IFAD Innovation Network in order to further the aims of this Community of Practice. The Talks follow various formats: from interviews and panel discussions to TEDx talks and demonstrations of new technological tools. Watch the playlist of the talks here: *2023 IFAD INNOVATION DAY: How to make innovation and impact investments work for the rural poor.* The Innovation Day ( ) is a forum that brings together high-level representatives and international experts from IFAD's Member States, the private sector, academia, research organizations, civil society, United Nations agencies and other multilateral organizations. Together they will showcase progress, opportunities and areas where strategic partnerships and co-financing could scale up innovation and enhance impact in order to find out: *how to make innovation and impact investments work for the rural poor.* Get inspired this year during exciting plenary sessions, the interactive marketplace – showcasing the latest innovative solutions and the IFAD-EIIS Certificate Programme – and at the vibrant Pitch Event featuring the IFAD Innovation Challenge finalists. Pre-register *here ( )*. *2022 IFAD INNOVATION DAY* ( ) On 21 June 2022, Innovation Day kicked off the IFAD’22 Conference on “Jobs, innovation and value chains in the age of climate change: bridging the gap between research and policy”. Innovation Day brought together 74 speakers representing the Governments of Colombia, Finland, Italy, Israel, Kenya, and the United States, and top executives from the public and private sector, academia, civil society, research organizations, international financial institutions and international organizations to share knowledge on how to originate, pilot, test, and scale innovative solutions. Engaged audiences joined Innovation Day in-person, via Zoom, social media, and the TV and radio programmes of event media partner and patron RAI Italian Television – in addition to other media. For the event proceedings and recording of Innovation Day please visit: ( ) Watch here ( ) what IFAD leaders and partners had to say about IFAD Innovation Day: *QUICK LINKS* · *Learn more about Innovation at IFAD* *here* ( ) · *Get to know the teams competing under the 2022 IFAD Innovation Challenge* *here* ( ) · *Innovation wiki.* Contains information, documents and blogs related to innovation at IFAD *here* ( ) · *Innovation seminar reviews.* Brief reviews of seminars on innovation *here* ( ) For more information, please write to ( )
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  • Knowledge Management CoP- Ethiopia portfolio
    *This is a space to share information, ideas, good practices and examples of KM work for cross learning and peer to peer and technical support.* *Focus:* its purpose is to connect staff of the IFAD portfolio in Ethiopia engaged in KM, with the aim of incentivizing knowledge sharing and learning across the portfolio, and improving projects’ KM performance. The main objectives of the CoP are: (i) share relevant trainings and events for awareness and cross learning; (ii) share opportunities and ideas for KM products’ development to explore collaboration; and  (iii) seek peer to peer and technical support for challenges related to KM. The CoP will allow participants to exchange information, upload material and tools.
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  • SUSTAIN Community of Practice
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  • Uganda Data Use Community
    About the Community This is a National Data Use Community for Agriculture and Rural Development in Uganda designed to foster a greater degree of interaction and communication between Data Producers, Data Intermediaries and Data Users. This platform would serve as “one-stop-shop” to learn about data sources and how to access them; to be informed on new releases ; to find out about events and training opportunities and to obtain clarifications/ assistance from peers ------ The 4 main pillars 1. Data Use Resources · One-stop-shop thematic access to data sources and dissemination portals in Uganda · Access to training materials about improving data use · Access to technical documents about data use (including case studies) · Access to the Summary and Detailed Data Use and Ecosystem Assessment 2. Data Use Events · Share links to/ information on upcoming events, workshops, conferences, webinars, both virtual and in-person 3. 50x2030 Data Use Activities in Cambodia · Country Coordination Group updates and information sharing · Progress Updates from the 50x2030 Data Use Team · Results of the Uganda Data Use Assessment (in a searchable, graphical, user-friendly Business Intelligence Format · Case Studies on examples of policy and investment decision making based on 50x2030 data 4. Member's Engagement · Possibility to chat with other community members to exchange info/knowledge · Possibility to ask questions/interact with the IFAD Data Use Team - Peer to Peer support
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