Publications & training courses: Writeshops: A tool for packaging and sharing field-based experiences: Case studies
Title:      Writeshops: A tool for packaging and sharing field-based experiences: Case studies
Categories:      Communication
BookID:      231
Authors:      Julian Gonsalves and Bernardette Joven (editors)
ISBN-10(13):      1930261276
Publisher:      International Institute of Rural Reconstruction and International Potato Centre - UPWARD (Users' Perspectives With Agricultural Research and Development)
Publication date:      2010
Number of pages:      142
Language:      English
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Picture:      cover
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Volume 2 of a three-volume series on various ways to use writeshops to capture experiences and translate them into a form that others can understand.

  • Volume 1: Workshop proceedings
  • Volume 2: Case studies
  • Volume 3: A guide to organizing writeshops

In recent years, development practitioners and organizations have come to discover and recognize the writeshop as an effective methodology for the documentation and distillation of project learning. A writeshop is a participatory and highly intensive process which involves bringing together authors, editors, artists, and desktop publishing specialists to produce a publication in a relatively short time. Writeshops are characterized by critical reviews and revisions, involving peers and a diverse range of stakeholders and users. Writeshops have been found particularly useful in helping field workers and practitioners document their experiences, making field-based evidence more widely available.


  • Adapting the writeshop process
  • Capturing voices from the field through writeshops: The IFAD experience
  • Evolution of a knowledge product — Sourcebook on transition towards resilience: Coping with disasters
  • Producing and adapting an information kit on upland management
  • Integrating ICT tools to the writeshop methodology
  • Writing for a cause, writing for effect
  • Initiating knowledge management and inter-institutional cooperation through the Lao uplands sourcebook
  • Developing simple and culturally-appropriate materials: A field-based writeshop adaptation
  • Module on writing policy briefs: A drawing board for a tool to influence
  • Conducting participatory evaluation the writeshop way
  • Using the writeshop for participatory approaches in education
  • Utilizing writeshop to innovate graduate textbooks on NRM
  • Using a writeshop for publication development in Cambodia
  • Bridging the information and imagination divide
  • Conclusion


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Role of Paul Mundy

Steering committee member, facilitator, contributor

Book owner:      paulmundy
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