From 7th – 11th October 2009 a writeshop was held in Zanzibar. This workshop was organised on request of the IFAD funded programme ASSP/ASDP-L in Zanzibar. The idea was to enhance the writing skills of participants and to write stories that reflect some experiences in relation to the managing for impact (M4I) approach that was introduced to the programme 2 years ago. The regional programme to strengthen managing for impact (SMIP) in East and Southern Africa is working with ASSP/ASDP-L as one of their action learning sites. A series of inputs have been provided to assist the programme in their efforts to manage for impact. This writeshop aimed to document some of the lessons learned in the form of written stories. The output of the writeshop is a booklet that contains all the stories from writeshop participants. These stories will be shared during a policy event that is planned to take place by the end of this year in Zanzibar. Also the stories will be used in writing a booklet on managing for impact, which is supported by Wageningen UR under the KB7 programme. Furthermore, ASSP-ASDP-L wishes to share their stories through existing websites and through other communication with the ‘outside world’.