Learning Journey in Ethiopia
In March of 2012, Synergos in Ethiopia organized and coordinated a learning journey trip for 49 staff of the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA www.ata.gov.et), including its leadership. The trip was organized with the intention of exposing ATA staff to the realities at the grassroots level, by making it possible for them to take part in the life of a small-scale farmer and his/her family for one day and a half.
It was the first such trip of its kind in Ethiopia, and the impact it had on ATA staff members was significant. They explained that the learning journey had provided them with a clear understanding of who ATA is working for and why the Agency’s work is so important.