PICOTEAM is a network-organisation with nodes in Africa, Latin America and Europe
  that supports efforts to bring about change and innovations for sustainable development.

PICOTEAM Ltd. PICO Southern Africa PICO Uganda PICO Tanzania PICO Latin America
PICO Academy for Practitioners PICO Knowledge Networking

Experiences in AFRICA

Institutionalisation of pilot innovation approaches into research organisations in Tanzania and Ethiopia

Institutionalisation of participatory research and innovation system approaches and related organisational change in the national agricultural research systems in Ethiopia (EARO) and Tanzania (DRD) has been a challenge all along.

In both countries, the research organisations were helped to set up teams for self-assessment of pilot initiatives in terms of the effectiveness of the organisations’ delivery approaches. These teams, together with PICO as facilitator developed a framework for assessment of effectiveness, analysed the performance and fed it back to senior management. Then implications were drawn and a plan for change in the organisation drawn up on the basis of increasing impact / effectiveness of the organisations. This led to a more structured engagement with senior management as from 2004 towards changing EAROs approach and the internal structures and communication.


2000 - 2003