The slide has pictures embedded which become visible in slide show. The consultations highlighted capacity strengthening as an overarching priority, and several priorities where the capacity strengthening is required.
FARA-ACIAR consultation slides
Welcome to the FARA-ACIAR Consultation
Introduction participants <ul><li>Please walk around and exchange with colleague: </li></ul><ul><li>name, organisation & years in your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>what do you like most in your work? </li></ul><ul><li>why passionate about agriculture and agricultural research? </li></ul><ul><li>one objective you want to reach this year in your work? </li></ul><ul><li>expectation for this day! </li></ul><ul><li>what will be your contribution? </li></ul>
Objectives of this consultation <ul><li>To identify: </li></ul><ul><li>Priority themes for agricultural research to improve productivity and food security in Africa; </li></ul><ul><li>Current gaps in agricultural research which could be addressed with international assistance. </li></ul>
Presentations <ul><li>Questions for clarification? </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and answers on the topics </li></ul>
Facilitated discussions <ul><li>3 sub-groups: mix CSO/SRO/regions + others: duration: 30 min </li></ul><ul><li>CSO starts: </li></ul><ul><li>2 highlights in research during the last few years </li></ul><ul><li>2 lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Each SRO, Education network & others: 1 highlight in research + 1 lesson learned </li></ul><ul><li>Write on flipchart </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and answers on the topics </li></ul>
Subgroups per region Change of composition subgroups: now according to region: 50 min. -Which Agr. Research topics are very relevant for the regions? ( green cards ) -Which topics do get (already) quite some attention in the region? ( yellow cards ) -Which topics need far more attention + justify ( white cards )
Plenary exchange <ul><li>What especially did you like in the discussion? </li></ul><ul><li>What was new that you picked up? </li></ul>
Potential themes Think “out of the box” Fill existing research gaps Keep in mind: improved productivity, food security and contribution to poverty reduction Small-holder driven With neighbour: note down 7 themes + clearly justify (cards + back side) Group of 4 persons: select 6 themes Group of 8 persons: select 8 themes
Cross cutting themes Which themes should be considered as “cross cutting”?
Possible mechanisms for support Public-Private linkages Capacity Building for Research/ers And many other modalities National level support Institutional support Programme/projects Stakeholder focus Technical Assistance Linkage African-Australian Research/Education institutes
Mechanisms In which way would you like the “proposed” themes to be supported? Theme A: By………. Theme B: By……….
Galary of themes Priority indication: criteria? Each participant get ….dots Pls, indicate your priority by putting the dot next to the theme.