Helvetas supports the knowledge sharing and information exchange among members of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) four thematic networks “Poverty Wellbeing”, “Health”, “Agriculture & Food Security”, and "Migration".
Project NameSDC Networks Poverty Wellbeing, Health, Agriculture & Food Security, and Migration
Project Phase2016 to 2020
FundingThese mandates are funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Thematic focusKnowledge and Learning
In a consortium with the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences of the Bern University of Applied Sciences Helvetas facilitates the three thematic websites (Sharewebs) of the “SDC Poverty Wellbeing Network”, the “SDC Health Network” and the “SDC Agriculture & Food Security Network”.
Helvetas is further backstopping SDC's "Migration Network" which is designed to provide technical, thematic and editing support for sharing knowledge as well as experiences and to strengthen the connection between multilevel key actors dealing with migration and development.
We coordinate the production of newsletters, manage web-based communications and keep the content on each of the sharing platforms up to date. We assure that relevant information reaches the network members in a timely manner. We facilitate the exchange of information among them, support the closed user group and monitor the use of the platform. As network facilitators, we ensure continuous improvements of communications through innovation.
This work is developed in close collaboration and exchange with the four SDC focal points “Quality Assurance and Poverty Reduction”, “Health”, “Agriculture & Food Security”, and "Migration & Development".
These mandates have specific outcomes for each network:
We coordinate, edit and publish the quarterly thematic newsletters of the networks as a tool to disseminate knowledge and experiences among its members.
We ensure that the Shareweb contents are up to date, functional and reflect the networks' activities.
We provide technical support to members, manage their registration and we monitor and evaluate the Shareweb use.
Communication & Innovation
We support network communications and propose further developments as well as needs-based innovative tools.
We facilitate network events and social reporting - face to face and virtual, local, regional and global. We enable an environment for participatory sharing and collaborative learning from participants, through diverse facilitation techniques.
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