Experience Capitalization

Experience Capitalization

Have you heard the saying, "Don't reinvent the wheel"? Applying that to your organization's knowledge can be incredibly valuable. If you're looking to learn from past successes, share valuable insights, and drive positive change effectively, you're in the right place.

Experience capitalization is a structured, continuous process that empowers organizations to analyze and learn from past experiences. This knowledge can then be shared and used to drive positive change. It's applicable across various sectors, including agriculture, fisheries, and education.

In March 2023, YenKasa Africa in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched a series of French webinars exploring experience capitalization. The webinars are connected to the free online course on Experience capitalization available on the FAO Digital Academy in English, French, Spanish, and Russian.

The series delved into the intricacies of experience capitalization, highlighting its unique approach compared to monitoring and evaluation (M&E). While M&E focuses on evaluating project outcomes, experience capitalization emphasizes learning from experiences and ensuring valuable lessons are captured and shared effectively.

The journey began with an introduction to the online course units, emphasizing self-reflection, stakeholder involvement, and diverse perspectives in the capitalization process. Subsequent webinars explored the preparation, implementation, documentation, and sharing phases, providing valuable insights into effective writing, communication strategies, and knowledge dissemination.

experience capitalization goes beyond simply documenting lessons. It encourages organizations to adopt, adapt, and scale up successful practices, leading to overall capability enhancement. The series concluded in June 2023, highlighting key takeaways and recommendations. Partners like CTOP, TOGO and Farm Radio International shared their enriching experiences with experience capitalization.

Explore the series:



Experience Capitalization and Knowledge Management: What is it and why is it important?

Preparing the experience capitalisation process

Data and information collection, organization and analysis 


Documentation and experience sharing

Learn how to adopt, adapt, and scale up successful practices.

Recap the journey and key recommendations.

Don't reinvent the wheel – leverage the power of Experience Capitalization to unlock new levels of success in your organization!