Handbook on capitalisation of experiences 2012
Handbook on capitalisation of experiences 2012 / José Levy, Annelies Hickendorff & Mingué Niasse, coord. UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP), 22 January 2013, 60 p.
Presentation (© UNDP) :
AAP’s Handbook on the Capitalisation of Experiences constitutes a much needed resource to help address the challenge that programmes have of acquiring the methodological skills needed to identify, characterize, analyze and exploit both traditional knowledge and all other knowledge generated during implementation.
The manual was developed by the AAP regional team with technical support of Innovation, Environment, Development, a Dakar based organization, and is available in both English and French. With an initial focus on the AAP, it will assist the capacity building of other project teams and climate change adaptation programmes.
The manual is divided into two parts. The first part offers a refresher on key concepts, and the second outlines the steps and tools required for the capitalization of climate change adaptation experiences. It does not provide a panacea or ready-made recipe. The aim is rather to provide methodological orientations that are to be adapted to each country and programme’s specific contexts.
Contents (© IISD) :
The handbook includes four chapters. The introduction introduces relevant concepts and definitions, such as adaptation, mitigation, resilience, vulnerability, capitalisation, knowledge management and traditional knowledge. The second chapter focuses on capitalisation challenges and processes, including actor identification, favorable conditions and information gathering techniques. Chapter three outlines steps and tools to capitalise on adaptation experiences. The fourth chapter presents conclusions, highlighting the importance of monitoring and evaluation for assessing the added value of capitalisation and knowledge dissemination… more on IISD web site