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  • Advocating For A Holistic Youth And GenderAgriculture Policy Framework In SouthernAfricaNational Youth Policy Dialogue, 12 April 2013University of MauritiusSithembile Mwamakamba, Project Managersndema@fanrpan.org
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)1. Background on FANRPAN– The Network– The Programmes– Policy Cycle1. Overview of youth engagement in agriculturein Southern Africa2. Background on FANRPAN’s work on engagingyouth in agriculture policies3. Why we are here todayPresentation Outline
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)FANRPAN Origins• Call by Ministers in 1994• Created in 1997, and registered in 2002• Stakeholder categories:- Farmers, Government, Researchers, Private sector, Media,Development Partners, Youth• Members/National nodes in 16 African countries:- Angola, Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Madagascar,Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa,Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. View slide
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)FANRPANVisionA food secure southern Africa free from hunger and povertyMissionTo promote effective Food, Agriculture and NaturalResources (FANR) policies by– facilitating linkages and partnerships between government andcivil society,– building the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue insouthern Africa, and– supporting demand-driven policy research and analysis View slide
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)FANRPANRegionalSecretariatMalawiNamibiaMozambiqueTanzaniaMauritiusSouth AfricaSwazilandLesothoAngolaBotswanaZimbabweZambiaGovernmentResearchersCSOsMadagascarFarmersPrivate SectorCommercial FarmersSmall-scale farmersassociationsCommodity AssociationsFANRPAN Structure: Network of NetworksUgandaDRCKenya
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)FANRPAN Strategic FrameworkCapacity Building Policy ResearchVoiceConduciveEnvironment1 23POLICY ANALYSIS& ADVOCACYAgricultural PolicyBurningPolicy Issues
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)FANRPAN’s Thematic ThrustsSocial Protection & LivelihoodsFood SystemsAgricultural Productivity – MarketsNatural Resources and Environment
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Unpacking the FANRPAN Policy Engagement CycleKeycomponentsWhat we do in thisareas1Knowledgegeneration• Generate knowledge through policy analysis and research• Acquire knowledge through engagements at local, national,regional and global levels2Strategicpartnerships• Mobilize Strategic partnerships to generate policy evidenceand to mentor• Forge partnerships for advocacy• Coordinate the implementation of the collaborativeengagement.3Capacitydevelopment• Analytical capacities and knowledge base of policyimplementers enhanced.• Mentoring and career development (e.g. Nodes, Youththrough Internships, Msc and PhD thesis)• Equip actors with relevant tools and terminology they needto effectively engage with one another (e.g. TPA)• Journalists training for responsive, relevant reporting andreaching wider audients
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)FANRPAN Policy Engagement Cycle (cont’d)4PolicyAdvocacy• Safe space and legitimate convening power of multi-stakeholder policy dialogues• Policy advocates capacitated (e.g. Elders, Championsand Advocates)• Advocacy engagement at local, national, regional andglobal levels (e.g. UNFCCC-Cop, AU, COMESA,Montpellier panel etc.)• Promote change in Knowledge, Attitude and Skills (KAS)5Knowledgemanagementandcommunication• Documentation of processes and lessons learned• Harvesting and consolidation of dispersed existingknowledge assets• Monitoring, evaluation and learning (e.g. reviews,common vision retreats, exchange visits, reflectionmeetings etc.)• Dissemination policy briefs, publications, social mediaand other means
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Multi – Stakeholder DialoguesAcross 16 Countries(All Members from Stakeholder Groups)Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi,Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa,Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, ZimbabweOngoing ResearchStudiesEmerging Issues andFANR Policies TrackingNationalPolicyDialogues(Periodic)NATIONAL LEVELPolicyAdvisoryNotesIssues forRegionalDialogueREGIONAL LEVEL• Coordination of multi-country studies• Synthesis of issues from NodesInto Agenda for Annual Regional Dialogue• Network Administration and Development(Networking, Fund Raising, Membership drive)Southern Africa Region(Representatives from all FANRStakeholder Groups)• Farmers’ Organisations• Governments• Private Sector• Researchers• Development Partners
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Youth and Agriculture in Southern Africa• Africa is the world’s youngest continent,• In 2010, 70 % of the region’s population was underthe age of 30,• In 2010, 20 % of the population were young peoplebetween the ages of 15 to 24.• The large majority of the youth lives in rural areasand mostly employed in agriculture, accounting for65% of total employment.
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)• NEPAD Youth Desk– Launched in 2005 by New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to giveyouth a platform for dialogue and enable them to contribute to policy debates.• The African Youth Charter– Adopted July 2006 at the 7th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Heads ofStates and Government– Lays the pedestal for national programmes and strategic plans for Youthempowerment• Youth Decade Plan of Action (2009-2018)– Declared by the African Union Assembly in January, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.– Framework for multi-sectoral and multidimensional engagement of allstakeholders towards the achievement of the goals and objectives of the AfricanYouth Charter.Regional Efforts in Creating Youth Policies
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Status of the African Youth Charter
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Youth Charter and AgricultureArticle 14: Poverty Eradication and Socio-economic Integration ofYouth•Train young people to take up agricultural, mineral, commercial andindustrial production using contemporary systems and promote thebenefits of modern information and communication technology togain access to existing and new markets;•Facilitate access to credit to promote youth participation inagricultural and other sustainable livelihood projects
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Article 12: National Youth Policy• State Parties shall obliged to develop a comprehensive andcoherent national youth policy as follows:– The policy shall be cross-sectoral in nature considering theinterrelatedness of the challenges facing young people;– The development of a national youth policy shall be informed byextensive consultation with young people and cater for their activeparticipation in decision-making at all levels of governance in issuesconcerning youth and society as a whole;– The policy shall advocate equal opportunities for young men and foryoung women;
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)FANRPAN’s Youth In Agriculture Work• September 2011– FANRPAN convenes a Regional High Level Multi-stakeholder FoodSecurity Policy Dialogue on “Advocating for the ActiveEngagement of the Youth in the Agricultural Value Chain”
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Background• November 2011FANRPAN commissioned case studies in Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa,Swaziland, Tanzania and Zimbabwe to assess current and emerging youthpolicies and initiatives with a special focus on links to agriculture.Evodius RuttaExecutive DirectorTAYENTanzaniaCalvin KamchachaExecutive DirectorFAFOTRAJMalawiMduduzi DlaminiPresidentSwazi Youth in AgriBusinessSwazilandNawsheenHosenallyAgricultureGraduateMauritiusObert MathivhaExecutive DirectorCAYCSouth AfricaTavaka NyoniConsultantORAPZimbabwe
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Study Objectives• Establish baseline data on youth policies and initiatives currently in placein the case study countries.• Identify gaps and opportunities for developing national youth andagriculture policies within agricultural sector and make appropriate policydecisions.• Investigate the current participation level and coverage of rural andurban youth in agriculture and their perceptions towards the sector• Investigate and assess how the key institutions as well as current tools,and mechanisms and policy instruments available have mainstreamedyouth agenda• Profile investment opportunities for youth engagement in theagricultural value chains
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)MethodologyCOUNTRY DESKREVIEWKEYINFORMANTINTERVIEWSFOCUS GROUPDISCUSSIONSON LINEFORUMDISCUSSIONSSURVEYSMAURITIUS √ √ √ √SOUTHAFRICA√ √SWAZILAND √ √ZIMBABWE √ √MALAWI √ √ √ √ √TANZANIA √ √ √
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)2012 FANRPAN High Level Food Security PolicyDialogue, Tanzania• 253 delegates• 23 countries• Presentation of six countrycase study findings to aregional audience• Launch of the Youth inAgriculture AwardThe theme was “From Policy to Practice: Advocating for the Active Engagementof Youth in Agriculture Value Chains”.H.E. Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the Republicof Tanzania
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)• September 2012: USAID support in disseminating case studyfindings at national level• Two national dialogues (South Africa and Swaziland) havebeen conducted to date• Expansion of project to:– Angola,– Lesotho,– Mozambique and– ZambiaDisseminating the Findings
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Engaging Youth in Policy DevelopmentWhat Needs to Happen•Capacity Building of youth – There is need for training and skill-building opportunities for young people that can prepare them foractive participation in decision-making processes.•Engage youth actively -Youth must be recognised as majorstakeholders and need a platform where their voices can be heard onissues that directly concern them.•Link youth to planning and policy efforts. This can be accomplished byinvolving youth in the examination of existing policies as well asdetermining and evaluating potential policy alternatives
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Engaging Youth in Policy DevelopmentWhat Needs to Happen•Allow youth to identify their own interests. Within the greaterframework of agriculture policy making, youth may have expertise orinterests in specific topics.•Facilitation - Youth Communication, Advocacy and Networking. Thereis need to guide youth in terms of how to communicate their challenges,ideas, and experiences.•Institutionalising Youth Policy Engagement from Primary – Secondary -University Levels – There is need to learn from other programmes thathave been successful in engaging young people in different sectors (e.gSIFE, 4-H).
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Nothing forthe YouthWithoutthe Youth
  • www.fanrpan.orgFood, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Thank You