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6TH
AFRICA AGRICULTURE SCIENCE WEEK & FARA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Capacity Strengthening Side Event
15 – 16 July 2013
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PROGRAM& SESSIONS
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PRACTICES & EXPERIENCES: SESSION B
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TRACK 2 - TERTIARY AGRICULTURAL
EDUCATION & TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL
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Informing the strategies for future strengthening of agricultural education systems in Africa
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  1. 1. 1 6TH AFRICA AGRICULTURE SCIENCE WEEK & FARA GENERAL ASSEMBLY Capacity Strengthening Side Event 15 – 16 July 2013 TheCapacity Strengthening Side Event comprises four sub-events or tracks as indicated below. Please see the track summaries after the program. Track/Venue Date Title/Lead Organizations Track 1 Venue: Meeting Room 3 Monday, 15 July 2013 Capacity Strengthening for Agricultural Innovation: Practices & Experiences – FARA, ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD, CCARDESA, ICRA Track 2 Meeting Room 1 Tuesday, 16 July 2013 Tertiary Agricultural Education & Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TAE & TVET)1 –TEAM Africa, FARA, NPCA, RUFORUM, ANAFE Track 2a Press Room Monday, 15 July 2013 Reforming Curricula in Higher Agricultural Education in Africa – ANAFE, RUFORUM, FARA Track 3 Venue: Executive Room 4 Monday, 15 July 2013 Capacity Strengthening Partnership & Platforms – FARA, CTA, FAO , AGRINATURA Track 4 Venue: Executive Room 1 Tuesday, 16 July 2013 Novel Initiatives and Knowledge Products on Capacity Strengthening – FARA, CTA, University of Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria, Makerere University, MAFS2 1 TAE – Tertiary agricultural education; TVET – Technical and vocational education and training 2 Modernizing African Food Systems
  2. 2. 2 PROGRAM& SESSIONS Monday, July 15, 2013 8 : 0 0 a m – 4 : 0 0 p m Registration 9 : 0 0 a m – 9 : 3 0 a m Opening Ceremony Chair: Prof. Monty Jones/Dr. Ramadjita Tabo Moderator: Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong Facilitator: Ms. Lawrencia Adams 9 : 3 0 a m – 1 0 : 3 0 a m ExhibitsOpen Keynote Address1: Prof. Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere Topic: Capacity Strengthening - An Imperative for Knowledge-led Agricultural Growth Keynote Address 2: Dr. Julia Ekong& Dr. Richard Hawkins, ICRA Topic: Assessing capacity development for agricultural innovation Facilitator: Ms. Lawrencia Adams 1 0 : 3 0 a m – 1 1 : 0 0 a m Coffee/Tea Break TRACK 1 - CAPACITY STRENGTHENING FOR AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION: PRACTICES & EXPERIENCES: SESSION A (Chair: Dr. Julia Ekong Rapporteur: Dr. Simon Mwale) 1 1 : 0 0 a m – 1 : 0 0 p m Panel discussions: Practical experiences from regional agricultural capacity strengthening actions Status of human capacity in the national agricultural innovation systems of ASARECA countries – Dr. Joseph Methu, ASARECA Systemic competency development: Experiences in Southern Africa – Dr. Edward Chuma, PICO A decade in paradigm shift in African agricultural research for development: Lessons in competence and skills enhancement for innovation platforms in value chains and food systems – Dr. Sidi Sanyang, CORAF/WECARD Africa Lead: Lessons Learned from Champions for Change Leadership Training – Carla Dominique Denizard, Regional Director, Africa Lead, a USAID & Feed the Future funded project 1 : 0 0 p m – 2 : 0 0 p m Lunch Break 2 : 0 0 p m – 3 : 0 0 p m Keynote Address 3: Dr. Martin Bwalya Topic: Capacity strengthening for sustaining the CAADP momentum Keynote Address 4: Prof. Mandy Rukuni Topic: Approaches to knowledge co-creation with farmers Facilitator: Ms. Lawrencia Adams/Dr. Julia Ekong TRACK 1 - CAPACITY STRENGTHENING FOR AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION: TRACK 3 - CAPACITY STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIP
  3. 3. 3 PRACTICES & EXPERIENCES: SESSION B (Chair:Dr. Richard Hawkins Rapporteur: Dr. JosephineSonga) &PLATFORMS (Chair: Prof. Malcolm Blackie Rapporteur: Dr. Edward Chuma) 3 : 0 0 p m – 5 : 0 0 p m Panel discussions on mentorship Mentoring: the AWARD Experiences – Dr. Namumbya Monica Kapiriri Panel discussions: Innovations through networks Networks and partnerships of universities in the European Union – Dr. Michael Huaser, AGRINATURA (10 minutes) Mentorship and youth in agriculture: The YPARD experiences – Ms. Courtney Paisley, YPARD Learning Network on Capacity Development (LenCD) – Lawrencia Adams, LenCD (10 minutes) Mentoring in Southern African agriculture – Dr. Edilegnaw Wale Zegeye Opportunities for innovations through networks: The case of SEAAFSRE – Dr. Maxwell Mudhara, University of KwaZulu-Natal (10 minutes) Discussion (10 minutes) Panel discussions on UniBRAIN& TAP (Chair:Ralph von Kaufman/Christian Hoste, Rapporteur: Dr. Pia Chuzu/Dr. Justin Chisenga) Developing agribusiness capacity: The UniBRAIN approach – Elevator Pitchesby UniBRAIN Incubator Facilities(30 minutes) Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP): Stakeholder dialogue on proposed services. Presenters: Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong, FARA & Dr. Stephen Rudgard, FAO. (45 minutes) 5 : 0 0 p m – 5 : 3 0 p m Coffee/Tea Break 5 : 3 0 p m – 6 : 0 0 p m Plenary synthesis of Tracks 1 and 3: (Facilitator, session chairs, rapporteurs, all participants) Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8 : 0 0 a m – 4 : 0 0 p m Exhibitsopen Registration 8 : 3 0 a m – 1 0 : 0 0 a m Keynote Address 5: Dr. Judith Anne Francis Mainstreaming Tertiary Education into ARD Policy Processes; Reducing Hunger and Food Insecurity Institutionalizing Joint Action: Leader: Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong Panelists: Dr. Joseph Methu, Dr. Sidi Sanyang, Prof. Hamidou Boly, Prof. AdipalaEkwamu, Dr. SilimNahdy, Dr. Simon Mwale, Dr. AissetouDrame Yaye, Dr. Marcel Nwalozie, … Topic: The Joint Capacity for Africa’s Agriculture Development Group Facilitator: Ms. Lawrencia Adams/Dr. Julia Ekong 1 0 : 0 0 a m - 1 0 : 3 0 a m Coffee/Tea Break
  4. 4. 4 TRACK 2 - TERTIARY AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION & TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TAE & TVET): SESSION A (Chair:Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, Rapporteur:Dr. Mick Mwala) TRACK 4 - NOVEL INITIATIVES AND KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS ON CAPACITY STRENGTHENING: SESSION A (Chair: Prof. Malcolm Blackie, Rapporteur: Dr. Mudhara Maxwell) 1 0 : 3 0 a m – 1 2 : 3 0 p m Panel discussion on TAE and TVET Capacity building in the East, Central and Southern African TAE landscape: Opportunities and future directions – Ms. Nodumo Dhlamini, RUFORUM Panel discussion on novel initiatives on cross-cutting issues: Africa’s changing food systems: Bending the African Nutrition Transition Curve Initiative – Prof. David Kabasa (Makerere University) and Prof. Gyebi Duodu (University of Pretoria) Classrooms without borders for Africa’s knowledge-led growth: The African Virtual University concept – Dr. Atieno Adala, AVU Forecasting consumer demand in Africa: Implications for food systems transformation – Prof. Dave Tschirley, Michigan State University TEAM-Africa: Strategy for transforming TAE in Africa based on the CAADP agenda - Prof. Hamidou Boly, TEAM-Africa Capacity needs for developing and implementing a climate- smart agricultural strategy in Africa – Prof. Kjell BjØrgen Esser, UMB-Noragric 1 2 : 3 0 p m – 1 : 0 0 p m Plenary launch of FARA’s e-Capacities: Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong Facilitator: Ms. Lawrencia Adams/Dr. Julia Ekong 1 : 0 0 p m – 2 : 0 0 p m Lunch Break TRACK 2 - TERTIARY AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION & TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TAE & TVET): SESSION B (Chair:Dr. Martin Bwalya Rapporteur: Dr. Marcel Nwalozie) TRACK 4 - NOVEL INITIATIVES AND KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS ON CAPACITY STRENGTHENING: SESSION B (Chair: Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong; Rapporteur: Dr. Jean-Claude Bidogeza) 2 : 0 0 p m – 3 : 0 0 p m Further panel discussions on TAE, TVET, Curricula, Training: Redefining Africa’s TAE curricula to support the CAADP – Dr. Aissetou Drame-Yaye, ANAFE e-Capacities Extended – Live show and discussion (Dr. Irene Annor- Frempong &Mr. Daniel Avnon) Innovations in TAE for Africa’s Green Revolution – Dr. Marie Rarieya, AGRA Initiatives on the TVET to support CAADP implementation – Abraham Sarfo, NPCA
  5. 5. 5 3 : 3 0 p m – 4 : 0 0 p m Coffee/Tea Break 4 : 0 0 p m – 5 : 0 0 p m Plenary synthesis for Track 2 and 4 (Facilitator, session chairs and rapporteurs, all participants) 5 : 0 0 p m – 6 : 0 0 p m Panel Discussion and Plenary Book Launch: Towards Impact and Resilience: Transformative Change in and through Agricultural Education and Training in sub-Saharan Africa Prof. FransSwanepoel (Chair) Prof. Aldo Stroebel (Rapporteur) Prof. Mandy Rukuni Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong Dr ShadrackMoephuli 6 : 0 0 p m – Informal social networking session and dinner TRACK SUMMARIES Track 1: Capacity strengthening for agricultural innovation: Practices and experiences Objectives To assess whether a shift in paradigm for agricultural innovation research is taking place and achieving demonstrable development results To identify ways of assessing results in complex agricultural innovation systems Rationale There is widespread call for a paradigm shift from linear technology delivery to a systems approach to capacity development in order to spur innovations in the agricultural sector. An innovation system, as a practical and an analytical framework, focuses on strengthening interactions and networks across the whole range of actors involved in innovation (scientists, producers, policy makers, consumers and entrepreneurs) to mobilise, share and use knowledge. This knowledge serves multiple ends including improving productivity, livelihoods, environmental sustainability, agro-industrial development, and overall economic growth. This side event will focus on the following: What are the lessons so far in achieving such a paradigm shift? Can we demonstrate the success of an agricultural innovation systems approach? How does the experience gained inform our definition/understanding of Capacity Development What is required of an education system and human resource development to strengthen implementation of a AIS approach? Expected Outcomes Recommendations to the AASW on steps to anchor agricultural innovation systems approach in education systems by imparting the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies for multi-stakeholder interaction and ongoing learning Linkage to subtheme The outcome of this session should inform the content of education in agriculture, and human resources needs for agricultural innovation. Track 2: Tertiary Agricultural Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Objective To review progresses made in actions for collectively strengthening tertiary agricultural education and technical/vocational training systems in Africa Rationale There is need for transformation of Africa’s tertiary agricultural education (TAE) and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in agriculture in order to enhance their effectiveness and efficiency. TEAM-Africa, an initiative of the major stakeholders and their development partners, seeks to facilitate such radical changes in African TAE systems to provide better support to CAADP implementation based on ‘expanded’ FAAP principles. Concomitantly, NPCA has spearheaded a continental initiative on the TVET that has registered a number of milestones. African stakeholders and development partners jointly set priorities and agreed on a one-year work plan for TEAM- Africa, in March 2012. A number of other stakeholders like RUFORUM, AGRA, ANAFE and CTA also have on-going initiatives focusing on TAE and TVET systems. Some actions implemented so far on TAE and TVET fronts include strengthening the vision for future human resources needs, assessing the impact of support to programmes in a number of universities, lobbying for mainstreaming of TAE and TVET in the CAADP investment plans, reforming the TAE and TVET curricula, and setting up collaborative platforms. The side event will provide space for reflection, meeting of minds and review of progresses on some of these implemented actions Expected Outcomes Inventory of progress and lessons on TAE and TVET initiatives Recommendations for future actions, especially on areas for joint action
  6. 6. 6 Linkage to sub-theme Informing the strategies for future strengthening of agricultural education systems in Africa Track 3: Capacity Strengthening Partnerships and Platforms Objectives The partnerships and platforms session seeks to: Provide an opportunity for annual planning with key stakeholders Learn lessons and experiences from other partnerships and platforms in Africa and beyond Outline strategies for effective capacity development for agricultural innovations through partnerships and platforms Rationale Innovations arise from learning-based processes in partnerships and platforms. As an apex organization bringing all stakeholders together around a shared vision, FARA facilitates stakeholder partnership building and proliferation of platforms with the realization that different types of actors contribute uniquely to innovation processes in agriculture. This is in keeping with the New Vision for Agriculture propounded by the World Economic Forum that seeks to transform agriculture through market-led stakeholder partnerships. At the instance of FARA, the Joint Capacity Development Group on Africa’s Agriculture (JCDGAA) was formed in 2011 as an engagement platform for key stakeholders. The aim is to create a social space for stakeholder networking with the global objective of strengthening capacity for agricultural innovation in Africa. The Group has since engaged in annual joint planning workshops to set priority areas for joint action. Expected Outcomes The expected outcomes will be: An update on progress with partnerships and networks for strengthening tertiary agricultural education Action plan for JCDGAA Recommendations on areas and mechanisms for strengthening partnerships and platforms Session report Linkage to subtheme Drawing on lessons and experiences to strengthen existing and formulate new partnerships and platforms Track 4: Novel initiatives and knowledge products in agricultural innovation Objectives To clarify challenges, issues and priorities for capacity development on emerging issues in Africa’s agriculture and the agriculture-nutrition-human capital nexus To launch a recently-published book on AET To launch FARA’s e-Capacities Facility Rationale This side-event will feature a panel discussion preceding the launch of the book, “Towards Impact and Resilience: Transformative Change in and through Agricultural Education and Training in sub-Saharan Africa”. The panel will discuss the African context within which a transformed AET system needs to be located; analyze African and international experiences that are relevant to identified AET needs and challenges; dissect AET models that may hold important lessons; address the main critical issues that will impact on AET in sub-Saharan Africa, and synthesize the ideas, experiences and evidence from the chapters, in order to highlight critical issues for success as well as possible solutions. The book targets academic professionals, industry experts, government officials, international decision-makers and other interested scholars. The panel discussion will culminate in the official launch of the book. The session will also seek to raise awareness and underscore the increasing gravity of changing food systems and nutrition transition in Africa, its causes, effects of human capital and productivity and suggested avenues for abatement. Further, FARA’s e-Capacities, a web-based facility for matching supply to demand in agricultural capacities, will be unveiled. Expected Outcomes Agreement by African stakeholders and development partners on the principles, values and character of AET for development required to cultivate leaders and change-makers for transformative change at all levels of the agricultural sector. Benefits to TEAM-Africa (Tertiary Education for Agriculture Mechanism) in terms of critical issues of global understanding and practical examples from SSA to inform its future strategies Awareness on effects of the nutrition transition Linkage to subtheme Key points to inform on-going and future actions on transforming the African agricultural education and training systems

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