CCSL


Next Steps


This list of activities is pending confirmation.
Activity
Status
By whom
Deadline
M&E framework (added Dec. 2014) - Marissa
  1. Send an email to all participants of the June workshop with the working paper, process guide and next steps to solicit participants (5 groups to do a peer-assist and other initiatives would be admitted to the sandbox (Yammer/LinkedIn))
  2. Develop a working paper on the M&E framework
  3. Connect with Cecilia to develop a blog post about the M&E framework and guidance document
  4. Peer assists to plan
Still in progress: process guide... Bolsa Floreste going through a systematic review soon. Starting to work with indicators on this. Blogs coming up. Marissa had a conversation with Blane on how to tailor indicators for institutions such as CARIAA. First iteration of it will be piloted end of April.
  1. Done
  2. Done
  3. Done - waiting to go up on website
  4. Ongoing
  1. MVE (BG)
  2. MVE
  3. MVE
  4. ??
  1. Early Feb
  2. Done
  3. Early Feb
  4. ASAP
Yammer and the future of the CCSL sandbox / platform transitions (added Dec. 2014) - Carl
  1. Come up with a note explaining the possible changes of platforms to the public - related to chat with PB
  2. Develop a survey to share
  3. Think about administration implications about transitioning platforms...
  4. Share survey
  5. Implement changes based on survey results
Interesting that there is not so much of a response - 9 replies so far. People seem to be uninterested.
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  4. Shared, 9 responses
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  1. CJ, PC, ELB, PB
  2. Ditto
  3. CJ, PC, ELB
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  5. Ditto
  1. Late Jan.
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  3. Late Feb.
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  5. March
CCSL ToC to finalize (added Dec. 2014) - Wiebke
  1. Identify key actors according to outcome areas and activities + draft timeline of activities
  2. Create a ToC visualization and narrative (building upon the existing CCSL ToC on XLs?) adding links and relations + timeline.
  3. Sort out the numbering (1-5 instead of 1-6 bar 4)
  4. Share it with this group / on CCSL sandbox
  5. Develop work plan with clear roles / responsibilities (GANTT chart)
  6. Bridge gaps / refine this ToC and update it again when the assessments and stakeholder mapping have taken place…).
  7. Replace photo of all ToC outputs with one that has names
Note: this ToC is related to the narrative (and assumptions) in this Google Doc.
We look back at this in 6 months' time.
  1. First draft done
  2. In progress
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  1. LC/MVE
  2. MVE/ELB
  3. ELB/MVE
  4. ELB/CJ
  5. WF
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  7. MVE/CJ
  1. Early Feb.
  2. Early Feb.
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  4. Late Jan.
  5. Early Feb
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  7. Done
Fund-raising (added Dec. 2014) -
  1. Put back notes from fund-raising discussion (and table) into event page
  2. Develop large grants proposal (GIZ) and connect with IITA / Humidtropics to develop joint and/or complementary proposal.
  3. Develop CIM ToR
  4. Develop ideas about the 'Transformations' call (seed grant to connect with the groups that are part of the call)
  5. Consider 'research fellowships' call for funding
  6. Organize a fund-raising Google doc connecting/centralising information about this


See the funding opportunities page for more information on this
  1. In progress
  2. We did not make it past internal stage
  3. Done - exploring options through other centers or directly with national partners
  4. Done, too competitive
  5. Deadline passed
  6. Drafted - but mainly using wiki atm
  1. MVE
  2. WF/MVE
  3. WF/CJ
  4. WF/MVE/ ELB/BH
  5. Anyone
  6. PC
  1. Early Feb
  2. Done
  3. 17/12/2014
  4. 31/03/2015
  5. ??
  6. 20/02/2015
Gather evidence (added Dec. 2014 - ToC activity area #1) -
  1. Solicit external/sandbox inputs on gaps in evidence from case studies (gaps by insititutional level)
  2. Support documentation processes
  3. Develop a further lit review aligned with "happy families finds"
  4. Guidance on suitable policy frameworks and how they integrate into programmes strategies
  5. Synthesise effective science/evidence to policy linkages
  6. Develop political economy analysis at regional and national level (starting with stakeholder analysis)
  7. Turn one large program on its head as iconic demonstration of how change can happen
  8. Establish value for money case for social learning (and other methods like social return on investment and cost-benefit analysis)
  9. Translate evidence base (also using mapping and PE analysis) to respond to “buttons” and “levers” at donor and policy levels - how to be a smarter donor
  10. Demonstrate benefits of funding social learning from a donor perspective (e.g. “be a smarter donor”)
  11. Demonstrate how impact targets are improved through SL
This is linked to funding...
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Tools and capacity development (added Dec. 2014 - ToC activity area #2) + PC +
  1. Further develop, test, refine and disseminate the CCSL toolbox and guidance notes – including notes on scoping, design and integration into programming
  2. Conduct peer-assist sessions to build capacity
  3. Convene larger capacity building events (face to face and virtual) that build confidence
  4. Conduct targeted capacity building activities with critical stakeholder groups (e.g. government departments)
  5. Follow-up M&E evidence workshop with systematic institutional analysis
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  2. Methodology drafted
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  1. MVE
  2. BG / MVE / CJ
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Engagement (added Dec. 2014 - ToC activity area #3) + PC - ELB
  1. Map incentive/agenda/leverage points for: champions/shakers, donors, strong related networks
  2. Engage as CCSL members in other thematic networks' platforms
  3. Connect/spark contact with: climate smart villages, Innovation Platforms, donors (e.g. in harmonisation process, playing golf, through documented pilot funding call including SL e.g. around risk taking), champions to foster
  4. Present (great comms pieces about) SL and who's adopting it (tools, approaches etc.
  5. Expand CCSL membership (to all groups (gov't, donors, research, civil society) via joining sandbox and/or core group and/or other platforms/spaces
  6. Convene joint flagship events
  7. Assess influencing needs and gaps
  8. Do joint research and co-create joint docs synthesising learning around SL efforts
  9. Understand donor language, priorities, political context, and funding models
  10. Develop influencing/engagement strategy
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  1. LC/MVE
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  9. LC/MVE
  10. CEJ
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  10. Early March
'Going Meta' (added Dec. 2014 - ToC activity area #4) -
  1. Meta analysis of effectiveness of strategies to support SL uptake and use
  2. Identify incentives, drivers of other networks (WIIFM)
  3. Meta analysis of how influencing donor investments/priorities works/doesn’t work
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CCSL group work (added Dec. 2014 - ToC activity area #5)
  1. Discuss options with John Ensor to join the CCSL core group (perhaps to join one of the next bimonthly calls)
  2. Plan series of CCSL core group meetings
  3. Reframe SL and its value into other contexts (e.g. concept note, manifesto) connecting with adaptive management etc. - to be submitted to conference in Paris (as platform for writing first iteration of this - July 10 and submission date was 10 March, to hopefully get a spot on a panel).
  4. Develop a (CCAFS independent branding) positioning CCSL
  5. Develop a good comms strategy for implementation to share knowledge understanding and influence
  6. Leverage sustainable resources to properly resource team for engagement etc.
  7. Assess CCSL group capacity needs and gaps (including capacity to manage funding, policy engagement, change management)
  8. Grow a synthesised body of evidence to connect SL methodologies with other similar methodologies
  9. Develop an intellectual 'hub' for further CCSL work. Journal? Course? Chair? Programme affiliation?
  10. Publish a high impact position paper that begins to showcase the evidence and way forward
  1. Interest in principle
  2. Ongoing


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  1. BH
  2. CJ / ELB
  3. ELB / BH
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Outcome stories and impact narrative (added Dec. 2014)
Done? Check with MvE with WF.
Draft ideas for outcome stories developed
PT / LC
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CCSL manifesto / position paper (added Dec. 2014)
  1. Discuss preliminary ideas
  2. Draft paper to be submitted by 10 March 2015 for a conference on climate change leading up to COP
  1. Completed
  2. abstract for Paris (July) accepted, need to work on manifesto
  1. BH/ELB
  2. BH/WF/TS
  1. 12/01/2015
  2. 10/03/2015
Networking event (added Dec. 2014)
  1. Develop new draft
  2. Circulate to Core Group
  1. With ELB / PC
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  1. CJ/ELB/PC
  2. Ditto
  1. Mid Feb
  2. End Feb
CCSL project profile (added Jan. 2015)
  1. Collect feedback on the new draft text for the website
  2. Provide feedback on the CCSL happy families for this
  3. Develop M&E report on what we produced last year
  4. Disseminate it
We are getting some assistance from a Science Writer to help finalize the draft flyer I prepared. That text will be used to update the CCSL project profile page on CCAFS site. Anna is in touch with Liz and Marissa and she will conduct interviews with them this week I believe.
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CCSL 2 (linked to CCSL strategy and vision)
  • CCSL strategy for CCAFS is finalised
  • Update CCSL 2 page with write-up of framework and guidelines (PB, MvE) and circulate for inputs
Completed
Peter,
Marissa, Ewen
July 2013
Framework and toolkit
CCSL guidelines [framework for action research / CCSL wheel], linked to impact assessment and M&E of social learning, i.e. explain how we will implement CCSL2 and do some further work to better understand the impact, and ways to assess it, of social learning and knowledge sharing in climate change and agriculture.
  1. Complete missing parts (Marissa)
  2. Methodological toolkit (Pete)
  3. Dissemination page to update (Marissa)
  4. Help desk section to organise (Carl)
  5. Making decision tree interactive (Pete)
  6. M&E pages (Marissa / Ewen to help)
  7. Intro and each page to emphasise the iterative process nature as opposed to a project cycle (Marissa)
  8. Explore additional navigational routes (Marissa, Carl, Pete)
  9. Work from June 2013
    • Skype with Carl & Pete to consider how they would populate this, using the sandbox
    • Meet up asap in London (without Blane) and in September 2013 (Blane, Carl, Marissa, Pete)
    • Develop monitoring & evaluation / assessment approach for social learning, on the basis of ideas shared during the plan-and-writeshop from June 2013 as 'CCSL guidelines'
    • Assess human resource needs to implement this
    • Set up wiki page for the guidelines
    • Fill guidelines with existing information
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Completed
2. In progress
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Completed
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Completed
5. In progress
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Completed
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Completed
8. In progress
9:
Completed
Marissa, Blane, Carl, Ewen & Pete to take this forward
2014 and ongoing effort
Sandbox
  1. Tidy up and reference Nature Climate Change article on the wiki (Carl)
  2. Inviting PARADE participants to join Yammer
  3. Rally interest from sandbox members around e.g. events, funding opportunities etc. (Carl / Ewen)
  4. Follow up on Makere University application
  5. Finalise CCSL survey including feedback from our group:
    • Review survey (ELB)
    • Finalise and send survey (CJ)
    • Collect and analyse data (CJ, ELB, PB, PC)
    • Share results and decisions on that basis (CJ / PC)
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Completed
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Completed
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Completed
4. In progress
5. Completed
1. Carl
2. Carl/Peter
3. Carl / Ewen
4. Pete
5. Carl, Pete, Ewen, Peter
1. Jan 2014
2. Jan 2014
3. Jan 2014
4. Jan 2014
5. July 2013
Learning briefs
Develop a series of briefs that summarize CCSL work"
  1. Possible sandbox learning brief (Carl)
  2. White board narrative learning brief (IIED)
  3. Plan learning brief pipeline 2014 (IIED / Wiebke)
    • Perhaps on the SL preconditions (unclear who)
    • Social learning checklist (Carl / Ewen)
    • P. Dorward's work (Wiebke)
    • Shamba Shape-Up (Patti)
    • Positioning / mapping social learning (Ewen)
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Completed

2-3. Pending
1. Carl / Pete

IIED, Carl, Patti, Ewen
2014 and ongoing
Nature & Climate Change article
  1. Blogging by IIED (Marissa)
  2. Blogging by CCAFS/ILRI (Patti and Susan)
  3. Wiki gardening (Carl & Ewen)
  4. Draft ex-post comms strategy around the Nature CC article (Phil)
1. Pending
2. Pending
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Completed
(except project updates)
4. Past pertinence point
Completed
1. Marissa
2. Patti / Susan
3. Carl / Ewen
4. Phil
Jan. 2014
Implement strategy - Identify and support promising pilots on the ground ‘social learning and communication’ activities around specific CCAFS sites – to generate evidence and experience from the approach
  • ELB to work on ILRI projects to document activities from ILRI projects: NBDC, Africa RISING, HumidTropics.
  • Patti to consider working with Prolinnova on possible joint activities around CCAFS sites
In progress
See some ongoing projects initiated after the May workshop
Ewen
Patti and Prolinnova
Ongoing
CCSL case studies
  1. Contact all authors to check their best case studies (Completed)
  2. Sub-contract someone else through the sandbox to organise, collect, characterise / tag them through a database + add cases from the AISA workshop (is this me? -Marissa)
  3. set up cases repository on cgspace (Completed)
  4. Marissa to update authorship details so that they refer to the case study rather than to the working paper it emanates from. That source publication should be linked from the case study but the main link in the case study should lead to the project website/page where the case study came from.
  5. Marissa to fish all detailed information from the case studies (e.g. full information from Julian's case studies). (Completed)
  6. Marissa to test all URLs etc. (Completed)
  7. Make sure all case studies go on to CG space (Peter / Abenet) (in progress)
  8. Peter, Abenet and Marissa to organise information differently based on the information that is already filled for these case studies. (in progress)
  9. Peter to convert case studies from Julian into PDF.
  10. A small group (to identify) to develop way to capitalize on thist list of case studies, on the CCAFS website etc.?
  11. Peter Dorward, Ann Waters-Bayer etc. to tease out case studies from CCAFS work and all of us to look at additional case studies...
  12. Develop a template for case studies (unclear who will do so)
  13. Laura to develop landing page for case studies on the CCAFS CCSL web page and for the CCSL wiki
  14. Check possible additional CCAFS case studies and see that wiki provides correct links on projects page (Wiebke)
In 2014 we might revisit these 147 case studies and look at additional features (e.g. scale of work).
Ongoing
Marissa

Blane

ILRI

Wiebke
2013-2014
Follow up from December 2013 London team meeting
  1. All content of the event to be on the wiki (Carl) - 10 Jan.
  2. Doodle us all for core team meeting in Q1 (Pete)
  3. Blog post about this event on ILRI Maarifa blog (Ewen) and linked from wiki + onto CCAFS website
  4. Confirm with Ben (case study?) criteria next steps (Liz)
  5. IIED submit financial report (Liz)
  6. Work with Teresa on activity 2 budget remodeling (Liz)
  7. Check with Polly on budget approval process for 2014 (Peter)
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Completed
1. Carl
2. Pete
3. Ewen
4. Liz
5. Liz
6. Liz
7. Peter
Jan-Feb. 2014
Advisory group - ABANDONED

Develop ToRs for and establish an 'advisory group' to work with the CCAFS team as an overall sounding board, giving direction to the strategy development process and its implementation
  • PB to dig out former ToR
  • Blane finds someone from IDRC to join the advisory board
  • PB sends an update to everyone
  • PK / PT send a joint email to follow this up and to ask them to join the sandbox
In progress/ abandoned
Peter, Blane, Patti & Phil
July 2013
CSIRO/ACIAR's FSIFS programme around CCSL
  • Develop ToRs for a KM/social learning specialist to work on FSIFS and CCSL and activate recruitment process - based on ToR Blane
  • Develop program of action in line with CCSL 2 and bounce it out with Mario
In progress, pending on CSIRO
Peter/Blane

Phil / Patti
2014?
Innovation fund - ABANDONED
Consider establishing an 'innovation fund' / mechanism to stimulate and encourage activities that will directly contribute to goals and interventions set out in the CCAFS strategy on communication and social learning for enhanced climate change decision-making: Patti to share this on the sandbox and to find out if someone is interested in thinking about it and developing ToR + process, in line with guidelines and tools - and of course shared and co-created on the sandbox.
In progress/ abandoned
Patti
2014?
Incubator idea - ABANDONED
  • Develop concept note for incubator ideas with a model for other countries
  • Plan, organise and document learning events in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Kenya, India?
In progress/ abandoned
Peter and Ewen
2014?
Social differentiation
Identify and support promising approaches that connect ‘social differentiation’ and ‘social learning’ approaches, building on current CCAFS work in this area (i.e. gender, youth, …)
  • Write a short blog post
  • Discuss follow up (journal article, discussion with gender) with Alison and to look at other products
  • Look at possible other formats
See working paper 43
Completed
See Alison project
1. Alison
2. Patti
3. Marissa
December 2012 / July 2013
Working paper (second WP by Blane and Liz) is being finalized
See Liz and Blane project and working paper 38
  • Consider different formats to disseminate this product
Completed
Blane, Liz

Marissa
July 2013
Social learning narrative
Develop social learning narrative - CCSL2 is taking care of a new narrative.
1st set of narratives stalled
2nd narrative
Completed
Patti, Boru, Susan, Jeremy

Peter, Marissa, Ewen
January 2013


July 2013
High profile current opinion piece on social learning
A piece was written for Nature and Climate Change but is not accessible openly.
Completed
Phil & Patti
August 2013
Develop a synthesis glossy booklet about social learning (a 'social learning communication package')
  • Consider possible other comms options/formats in addition to the publication and blog post - ask the authors about what other formats they think might be useful
Completed
See
CCSL booklet project
Liz and consultant
March 2013
(early sandbox work)
Establish and facilitate an effective engagement mechanism / process to continue and sustain work by interested individuals and organizations on the ideas and activities surfaced during the workshop. Community-forming, this should start with the workshop participants, those invited who could not attend, and other people keen to participate.This ‘working out loud’ mechanism (The Sandbox) should allow individuals and organizations to collaborate in developing, piloting, testing, modifying and adapting a series of actions and activities directly related to the to be developed CCAFS strategy on 'communication and social learning for enhanced climate change decision-making.'
Completed
More on the Sandbox
Ewen, Peter, Carl, Pete
August 2012
Bring this agenda into CCAFS - by making it a focus of discussion/learning; by having some of the key elements adopted as part of the CCAFS 'way of working' i.e.Planned social learning focus at CCAFS science meeting March 2013
Completed
Wiebke, Phil, Patti
March 2013
March 2013 CCAFS science meeting to be organized around 'communication and social learning for enhanced climate change decision-making'
Completed
Wiebke, Phil, Patti, Ewen, Peter
18-19 March 2013
To help take this process forward, draw on time from ILRI KMIS group to:support the workshop documenting, drafting of position paper, formulation of strategy; support the engagement process with participants and interested others; support establishment of the advisory committee, innovation fund and sandbox, and contribute to the planned CGIAR stocktaking processes.
Completed
Contract signed 2012-2014
Peter, Wiebke, Phil, Patti, Ewen
December 2014
Develop social learning definition
Completed
Alison, Julian, Liz
7 December 2012
Finalize a 'strategy document' outlining priority directions and investments for CCAFS in the area of 'communication and social learning for enhanced climate change decision-making'. It should be short and succinct, setting out goals, interventions, critical success factors, niches for CCAFS, engagement and impact pathways, likely partners, indicators of success...
  • 3-pager to be developed through a writeshop.
  • Appendices on e.g.
    • 5 change areas informed by paper by Liz et al.
    • M&E by Wiebke and Phil (mid-Jan.)
  • Possible guidelines?
Completed
Wiebke, Phil, Liz, Peter
March 2013
Do a stocktaking of relevant ‘social learning and communication’ experiences and expertise across the CGIAR (including a stocktaking workshop) that will help catalyze and connect the currently-scattered community and pockets of innovation. This should focus on the science/research community as well as others with a specific learning, knowledge and communication focus and help identify some of the 'champions of social learning' within the CGIAR.
Completed
See Julian project
Julian Gonsalves
December 2012
Synthesize the proposed strategic intervention (change) areas identified in the meeting, fleshing these out, crystallizing their focus, aligning them with one another, extracting the promising actions and ideas needing follow up.
Completed
Liz & Blane
December 2012
Produce a 'CCAFS brief' from the May meeting: See synthesis paper
Completed
Wiebke, Liz and Philip
December 2012



Timetable of specific outputs

Activities / Outputs
By when
By whom
Videos from the November meeting
December 2012
Peter & Zerihun
Capture info on SL 'tools' online, something like the KS Toolkit? or an extension of this?
February 2013
Alison, Julian, Liz, Wiebke