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  • 1. Project V5  Coordination and Change Olufunke CofieVBDC Annual Science ReflectionWorkshop 3-5 July, 2012Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • 2. Project Summary “Given that four research projects have been designed to respond to the Volta Basin Development Challenge (VBDC) of integrated management of rainwaterand small reservoirs for multiple uses, the Coordination and Change Project V5, is formulated to orient, align and integrate the VBDC to contribute to poverty reduction and improved livelihood resilience in the Volta Basin. To do this, the project team will apply seven strategies: ensuring and coordinating qualityresearch, fostering change through multi-stakeholder processes, communications, adaptive management, innovation research, gender mainstreaming and capacity development while working in collaboration with the other four projects (V1 – V4) to achieve the VBDC” Lead Institution: VBA Partners: GWP, IWMI and INERA  Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 3. Strategic Interventions M&E/ Adaptive management Effective Communications Gender Mainstreaming Capacity Development Research Coordination Innovation Research Fostering  Change  through MSPAndes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 4. 1. Research CoordinationHow best can we orient and integrate research conducted by BDC Projects V1, V2, V3 and V4 to achieve expected outcome? – is the VBDC research implementation relevant to the issue on the ground? – are projects being implemented in perspectives (e.g considering gender aspect etc.) and delivering on agreed outputs and outcomes?How?‐Engage V1‐V4, Ensure synergies and interactions between BDC projects,‐Customized capacity development to enhance VBDC research ad uptake‐Evaluation of 6‐monthly reports‐Gender audit Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 5. VBDC Research Basin V1 – Targeting and Scaling Out environment for RW and SR management communicated to next and end users provides enabling  •high quality integrated research results effectively  Identification of successful agricultural water management (AWM)  interventions in specific locations and under specific conditions V2 – Integrated Management  V3 – Integrated Management  V5 – Coordination & Change of rainwater for Crop‐Livestock  of Small Reservoirs (SR) Community Agroecosystems for Multiple Use •Guideline on rainwater  management  •SR management options that  strategies (RMS) that improve s farmers  improves  the livelihood of  livelihood targeted to different  reservoir water users biophysical and socio‐economic domains •SR management that improves  •Innovation platforms on crop‐livestock  the functioning and the resilience  value chains of reservoir •Tools for integrated analysis of RMSWatershed V4 – Sub‐basin management and governance of RW and SR •Information on governance decisions that combine  sustainability, planning concerns and livelihood priorities Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 6. Project Links• Review on AWM: completed• Joint publication: on‐going• Policy and institutional analysis: ongoing• Volta Storylines and Scenarios (VSS) project: What are the common research  threads, that link the different VBDC projects: ongoing • What are the interventions that enhance ecosystem services and that could put  our target communities in the Volta Basin on a resilient path?: about to start• V2 &V4 : on PhD of Balma?• V4 & V3 on the PhD on health?• Application of V4 participatory tool to validate issues identified by V1, V2 and V3  issues?• Further PGIS on the sites of V2, V3 and V4?• Cross cutting topics: MSPs, modeling, …. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 7. 2. Fostering Change through multi‐stakeholder processes• Stakeholder database• Mapping and analysis• Engagement plan with various levels of stakeholders Region, National  Local• Capturing the feedback of end users and other stakeholders• Document and analyse processes for learningFocus on national regional level stakeholders: GWP/VBA platforms Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 8. 3.  Communicating VBDC R4D• Internal & External to VBDC. • Multiple actors and scale• Multiple channels and products focused on use not mere  production• Compliments project level communication activities Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 9. 4. M&E and Adaptive Management• Ensure learning oriented monitoring in the VBDC• Clear basin level M&E plan based on the V1‐V5 impact  pathways and harmonised BDC level theory of change• Monitor the Impact Pathway to analyze it for intended  outcomes and provide regular feedback• Ensure that V1‐V5 is leading to planned outputs and identify  triggers that can enhance achievement of VBDC Goal.• Regular reflection meetings. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 10. 5. Innovation Research• Understanding policy processes in agricultural water  management sector – IWMI (JP)• Evaluation of the whole spectrum of research and change  processes within the BDC  for learning and for up/out scaling   (Karen) Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 11. V5 Presentations• Policy and institutional analysis• Communications• Innovation Research• M&E  Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  • 12. Thanks www.volta.waterandfood.orgAndes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta