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.


The training in Amahara

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.


The participant from Oromia appreciate their colleague for his good presentation

In SNNPR, 38 (6 women) participants received the 4-day capacity development KM Awareness and Skills training in Yirgalem town. The National KM and Communication Specialist and the ICT Specialist co-facilitated the training with assistance from CDSF RCDS and the AGP2 focal person. The SNNPR AGP2 RCU is planning to further cascade the training to 45 woreda-level participants.

The training being conducted in SNNPR

In Tigray, 31 (4 women) participants drawn from the region and woredas took part in the KM Awareness and Skills capacity development training. The National KM and Communication Specialist and ICT Specialist facilitated the training with assistance from the CDSF RCDS and AGP2 M&E specialists.

KM4Towards 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: