Besides Local and Regional Sharing Events for experience exchange purposes, the building of Communities of Practice (CoP) in every region is also promoted in the new project phase. CoP are groups of people who share a passion for something that they do and interact regularly to learn how to do it better. CoP are a proven method within Knowledge Management to foster structured learning & sharing and enable stronger networks among organizations having similar working fields.

In Central America, 3 CoP have been formed this year. The topics are “Farmer Families/Households”, “Women”, and “Youth”:

  • The CoP consist of people of partner organisations of HORIZONT3000, DKA Austria and KFB Austria.
  • Meetings were/are also organized, 2 in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and 1 in Suchitoto, El Salvador.

On the topic of “Climate Change” exist two new CoP now:

  • one in Austria consisting of several people from different Austrian NGDOs,
  • and one in Senegal with persons from partner organisations working with ORIZONT3000. The kick-off-meeting for the CoP in Senegal took place in the last week of October.

Kristina Kroyer

Kristina Kroyer

Kristina coordinates the KNOW-HOW3000 programme in Vienna, always in touch with her colleagues working in our country and regional programmes. She is eager to provide them with support and advice and motivated to work with our networks of TAs and Partners in order to further develop the programme for the benefit of its target groups. Kristina also coordinates the consortium project “CSOs and Policy Dialogue”, implemented in East Africa in cooperation with 4 other Austrian NGOs. Feel free to reach out to her.

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