Communities of Practice

Communities Intro

Communities of Practice (CoPs) and networks are important ways to develop, capture, curate and share knowledge, especially by building on the collective knowledge of members. 

IFAD supports a growing number of communities and networks, both internal and external ones. Here you can find the external-facing IFAD Communities open to anyone interested; you are welcome to join any of them and contribute your ideas, experience and content, as well as take part in on-line discussions.

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EvalForward

February 2022
EvalForward is a Community of Practice on Evaluation for Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development.

IFAD Development Practices Community 

February 2022
The IFAD Development Practices Community shares ideas, good practices, tools and lessons to enhance the effectiveness of development projects and better address the needs of the people IFAD serves.

Land tenure updates

June 2021
IFAD is committed to promoting secure tenure and equitable rights to, and governance of, land, territories and natural resources, as a central tenet of rural transformation.

IFAD Innovation Network

November 2020
The IFAD Innovation Network is an informal, democratic, non-hierarchical space for sharing ideas, good practices, tools and lessons learned about innovation at IFAD.

GeoGroup

July 2020
IFAD’s community of practice for geospatial applications aims to enhance IFAD’s operations and impact through systematic integration of geospatial tools, methods and data analytics.

FARM-D

July 2020
The Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARM-D) is a Community of Practice managed by the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) for knowledge exchange on agricultural risk management in developing countries.

Farmers' Organizations for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific - FO4ACP

July 2020
The overall objective of the FO4ACP programme is to increase income and to improve livelihoods, food and nutrition security and safety of organized smallholder and family farmers in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

ICT4D

July 2020
The objective of IFAD’s ICT4D strategy is to provide a framework for leveraging information and communication technology (ICT) to increase development impact and improve the economic and the social conditions of rural people.

The Gender Network

July 2020
The Gender Network, with more than 2,000 members, has the goal of increasing IFAD’s impact on gender equality and strengthen women’s empowerment in poor rural areas.

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