This report is a summary of the I-K-Mediary Network Workshop, held in Savar, Bangladesh, and jointly hosted by the Development Research Network (D.Net), Bangladesh and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), U.K. The workshop brought together 35 research intermediaries from 21 organisations in 15 countries to share experiences, learn together and discuss future collaboration. This report captures the thinking and learning that emerged on using theory of change and outcome mapping tools in intermediary work; and lessons learned in different aspects of intermediary work including: designing and developing portals, working with the media, capacities and skillsets needed to be an effective intermediary and web 2.0. The workshop also explored ways in which intermediaries can demonstrate their value to stakeholders, and looked at new technical tools and initiatives. Finally the report outlines seven collaborative activities that the network will be working on together: mapping of intermediary services, online skills sharing, theory and principles of knowledge intermediation, exchange visits, intermediary events on behalf of the I-K-Mediary Network, an M&E toolkit/framework/methodology, and a translation tool.
Kunaratnam, Y. Intermediary innovation, evaluation and collaboration. Report from the 4th I-K-Mediary workshop, 24th &#8211; 26th January 2011, Savar, Bangladesh. IDS Knowledge Services, Brighton, UK (2011) 70 pp.