The Pelican Initiative focuses on the central question: “
How can we learn more from what we do while at the same time having the biggest possible impact on the social change processes in which we engage?
We usually try to learn from what we do through monitoring and evaluation (M&E), participatory inquiry, research or combinations of these. We have made a lot of progress in developing better approaches and methods to allow relevant stakeholders to participate in such processes. However, to allow for broadened social interaction around evidence and widespread learning for development, insights need to be communicated effectively.
This platform seeks to bring together development practitioners from different disciplines, specialists and policy makers to explore this question, share experiences, and to push the agenda further on three themes:
Evidence and learning for policy change
Learning in organisations and among partners
Society-wide learning among a multitude of stakeholders.
It aims to enhance practical understanding of joint learning processes in development and to identify strategies to strengthen them. You can use this space to:
Interact with other participants on issues of concern to you through the
interactive email discussion forum;
Make your own views and experiences available to a wider community of practice by sharing
Link to or upload your tools, methods and other relevant documents as
Keep up-to-date, and make others aware of
in this field of work
Contributors will be invited to participate in a series of publications based on materials and interactions that take place on this platform. The initiative is open to all development practitioners, specialists and policy makers interested in the issue of learning for development.