Share Advances in Knowledge Through Relevant Pathways

  1. Contribute to the evidence base
  2. Share what you have learned with relevant audiences so that they can benefit from your knowledge and experience
  • Documents such as reports, white papers and lessons learned
  • Your work-products, e.g., situation analysis diagram
  • Learning opportunities, e.g., webinars or presentations

Capturing and sharing knowledge can be a highly leveraged conservation strategy, ensuring that the broader conservation community benefits from your experience. All too often, we omit this very important step. When we do so, we lose important opportunities for leverage and advancement, we risk making others reinvent what we have already invented, and all too often we repeat failures. By taking the time to reflect on what you have learned, and then sharing it appropriately, you can have an impact far beyond your own strategy’s physical or thematic boundaries.

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  • Identify and consolidate what you have learned.

  • Specify audiences for knowledge products.

  • Document what you have learned.

  • Disseminate what you have learned through appropriate channels.

Minimum Standard Questions
  1. Are knowledge products and planned dissemination pathways tailored to specific, target audiences?
  2. Has the team reviewed intangible lessons and shared ideas for communicating these through peer-learning opportunities?
  3. If major process-based or knowledge advances were made through the effort, has a Lessons Learned or Case Study document been considered?
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Doesn’t it take too much time to document what we have learned?
Isn’t it enough to publish or post what we have learned? Won’t people find what they need online?

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