Value chain hubs kick-off workshop

4-5 November 2015
Lalibela Auditorium ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Day 1
  • 08.30 Registration
  • 09.00 Welcome and introductions (objectives, agenda, ground rules and participants' introductions to really get to know each other)
  • 10.00 Introducing the idea and reacting on this
  • 10.30 Break
  • 11.00 Visioning the heaven and hell of VC hubs (Process: exercise to visualise ideal results followed by an exercise to imagine the nightmare scenario and what we need to stop doing to avoid that scenario. Process: drawing, sharing and TRIZ)
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 14.00 Identifying key knowledge and capacity gaps (Process: Looking at results from previous exercises, tease out in groups these knowledge/capacity gaps and then proceed to metacard sorting to form a global visual collage of the gaps)
  • 15.30 Break
  • 16.00 Identifying and prioritising items for the learning agenda (Process: Introduce initial ideas. Group discussion to chew on these and identify priority items, introduce priorities back in plenary and consolidate that)
  • 17.00 Closing discussion on reconciling the needs of researchers and those of implementers (Process: Samoan circle)
  • 17.30 Close

Day 2
  • 09.00 Organising the hubs and structuring them: who hosts, who administers, who chairs, who's involved in doing what...
  • 10.30 Break
  • 11.00 Reflecting on the next steps: needs assessment - what should it look like (Process: introduce initial ideas, review these in groups and come back with ideas for improving the need assessment. Perhaps do a ritual dissent exercise)
  • 12.30 Lunch break
  • 14.00 Reflecting on the next steps: Any other matter?
  • 15.00 Final reflections and close?