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.
To help strengthen country systems, IFAD and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization developed BuildPROC, a three-levels online certification programme in procurement for agricultural and rural development.
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 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.
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.