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Networking for Development

By: Paul Starkey

103 pages, Illus

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1998 | #89828 | ISBN: 1853394300
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Provides a comprehensive survey and synthesis of networking issues and offers concise, practical advice for people who are involved in networks, or who are thinking of establishing one.


Part 1 Networks and networking: network types and networking benefits -definition, networking, the need for networks, network typology, electronic networks, benefits of networks; general problems faced by networks - lack of clear objectives, membership disparity, domination, centralization and bureaucracy, separate realities, lack of resources, manipulation of resources, misinformation in networks, competition, donor interference, monitoring and evaluation, political constraints; general guidelines for networks - objectives, concrete activities, committed core groups, avoiding centralization through delegation, decentralization of institution-based networks, sharing, belonging and openness, resources, self-funding possibilities and problems, legitimacy, complementary and linkages, monitoring and evaluation, network management, beneficiary involvement, network participation and benefits. Part 2 Anima traction networks in Africa - the animal traction networks - experiences - animal traction and the special need for a networking approach, early animal traction networking initiatives, the West Africa Animal Traction Network - WAATN, Animal Traction Network for Eastern and Southern Africa - ATNESA; lessons from the African networks - open, independent, multidisciplinary networks, working through workshops, methodology of large workshops, small thematic workshops, coordination by steering committees, communication channels, seeing the benefits, resources, legitimacy and public awareness, influence on policies, raising professional standards, training needs, newsletters and information sources, linkages with information sources, linkages with other networks, farmer involvement, monitoring and evaluation, other practical problems. Appendices: further reading; network contacts.

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