Archive for July, 2009
Sharing and Learning Network (SLN) Briefing: How will learning from the SLN be owned and shared?
As we work through our schedule of Sharing and Learning Network sessions in Uganda and Nepal we wanted to share a brief overview of the rationale and process of the SLNs in order to give context to other posts sharing the outputs from the sessions themselves.
SLN: Background & purpose
The Sharing and Learning Networks are an informal means to promote the sharing of expertise and experience amongst development practitioners interested in youth participation. Our team is working to connect representatives from different organisations; local, national and international, in Uganda and Nepal, through the SLN sessions, with the intention of leaving a legacy of increased cooperation between different agencies and groups and informing our research into Youth Participation in International Development.
Structure & Participation
Each SLN session will focus on a specific subject within or related to youth participation and feature contributions from network members describing their experience of implementing participation in this are. The youth participation officers will facilitate group discussions and the assigned rapporteur will produce full minutes of each session. Unless approached to present case study SLN participation will be at the level each attendee is comfortable with and we encourage attendees to share relevant learning and reflection from their own experience to enrich discussions.
Sharing and review
A rapporteur will attend each SLN session to record accurate, detailed minutes of proceedings. These will be will be distributed in digital format amongst all participants within an agreed period in order to allow checks and approval and subsequently made available through our project website (http:blog.ygproject.org).
Our project team will review SLN minutes to inform our work on current practice in youth participation and maintain contact with participants in order to request more information about particular initiatives. We may consider including in our Youth Guidance document points drawn from SLN sessions about best practice in Youth Participation. Where we would like more information or to profile a particular initiative or practice in the document Youth Participation Officers will approach SLN attendees directly.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )