Matthew Fielding, SIANI Communications Manager, presented the work plan for SIANI 2

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Matthew Fielding, SIANI Communications Manager, presented the work plan, developed by the Secretariat for the new phase. His presentation covered the creation of new Expert Groups and Themes as well …

Matthew Fielding, SIANI Communications Manager, presented the work plan, developed by the Secretariat for the new phase. His presentation covered the creation of new Expert Groups and Themes as well as a stronger emphasis on member engagement.

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  • Independant, membernetworkbased in Sweden, whose mission it is tolay the knowledgefoundation for moreinformeddebate and policy-making in the international agriculture and developmentsectors.'SIANI promotes dialogue and collaboration on sustainable food security, with a focus on low-income countries.’
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  • New GovernanceStructures and processContractual PartnersHostFunder
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  • Increases cross-sectoral networking.Links researchers to community of practice.Extends reach of hosting organizations.Themes follow workplans and all work falls under the SIANI mission and vision.Monitored quarterly – in addition to co-employment of SIANI comms team member.Collaboration between SIANI & Theme host.Built on areas of existing research/knowledge surrounding the vision and mission.SIANI supports through knowledge brokering, communications services and links to community of practice and partners in low-income countries
  • Roleof the membertoinform the networkwhattheirprioritiesare.Whatwedon’tknowwecannotactupon.
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  • Who is a member, but the more you put in the more you get backNot one single type of member – all with diverse needs. PHASE 2 IS ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT.Is it people on facebook who are members?People in the room today a memberWebsite for example. We can see that you are interested in Seminars with Pavan Sukhdev on Ecosystem Economics, Carbon in Soils, and the sustainable development goals (for example).But we can’t see what else you might think is relevant for SIANI. This takes days like today or also an email or a conversation with the secretariat to begin. Indeed the work we did in 2013 came out of a chance meeting with Ericsson.

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  • 1. siani.se SIANI 2 2013-2016 SIANI Annual Meeting Stockholm 21st Jan, 2014
  • 2. What is SIANI?
  • 3. In the past few years ARRD at the COP in Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban & Warsaw – organizing learning events, Committee on Global Food Security & Nutrition – Swedish delegation member, Launch of IFAD’s Rural Poverty Report: The Direct Connection between Agricultural Development and Poverty Alleviation, Launch FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure, Annual commemoration of World Food Day, Co-organizing the annual Agriculture for Development Conference, Tällberg foundation Conference, learning events at Almedalen, Expert brief for FAO on water and productivity yield gaps, countless publications, blogs, news stories, seminars, interviews….
  • 4. • Presented at the Global committee for Food Security. • More than 30 copies of the book have on request been sent different organizations in Kenya alone. • FAO Library • World Bank • USAID • Government of South Africa
  • 5. Phase 2 www.siani.se
  • 6. SIANI Phase 2 Vision Sustainable food security and nutrition for all Mission Promote dialogue and collaboration on sustainable food security, with a focus on lowincome countries. Duration September 2013 – August 2016 www.siani.se
  • 7. SIANI Governance 201 - 201 3 6 STEERING COMMITTEE CONTRACT SIANI SECRETARIAT PR OGR HOST AM Activities: expert groups, themes Members and member organisations
  • 8. New for SIANI 2! Participation!
  • 9. Expert Groups 2.0 Interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral, working groups • • • • • Three will be established tomorrow Groups aligned with SIANI vision and mission Can operate outside of Sweden Supported by the secretariat Web-based conference meetings • Beginning February 2014
  • 10. Themes Sustainable Agriculture Production and Food Security Forests, Landscapes & Food Security
  • 11. Participation SIANI is a member-driven network Today is an opportunity to discuss….. 1. How to develop & sustain collaboration 2. Work topics for network engagement
  • 12. Enjoy your day!