The objective of the showcase was to create a safe, welcoming, and collaborative space for Share-Net grantees to share their KP’s with our members, partners, and funders, and to collaboratively draw inspiration from the audiences recommendations and ideas for better acquisition and use of the KP’s. We are delighted with the first edition of the event, marked by very interactive and participatory sessions attended by over 120 people, and we appreciate the high quality of the KP’s presented by all our grantees. We wanted to include everyones input by adding in collaborative and participatory exercises, crowdfunding ideas from all attendees with a Zoom chat activity. This asked everyone to share their ideas of how grantees can further develop, disseminate, utilise their KP’s. Here is our consolidated overview;
Thus, the beginnings of collaboration between our members were born immediately during and after the sessions, it’s safe to say the event has already begun to bear fruit with these outtakes! Additionally, the showcase attendees appreciated the diversity and inclusivity of grant recipients, and discovering the knowledge products created.
To further our KP distribution and promotion, Share-Net is currently building a Grant KP showcase website! The news site is due to launch in late summer 2023, showcasing over 100 KP’s that Share-Net grantees have created since the grants program began in 2014. The site will serve as an online archive and promotional space for the diverse SRHR KP’s, enabling universal digital access to multiple KP’s ranging from research reports, radio-shows, policy input documents, reports, guidelines, games, and much more, available in many key languages. More coming soon!
We are proud of the first edition of the showcase! In case you didn’t manage to attend, you can watch all the video presentations on our YouTube Knowledge Product Showcase Playlist! Finally, we salute the Share-Net International team’s great initiative and the grant recipients’ amazing collaboration to realise this event, and look forward to next years edition!