CCAFS Theme 4.1 strategy: Linking Knowledge with Action

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CCAFS Theme 4.1 strategy: Linking Knowledge with Action

  1. 1. CRP7 - Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security<br />Theme 4.1, Linking Knowledge with Action<br />MT meeting, Bonn, June 2011<br />
  2. 2. Theme 4.1 Linking Knowledge with Action Strategy<br />‘Efforts to mobilize science and technology for sustainability are more likely to be effective when they manage boundaries between knowledge and action in ways that simultaneously enhance the salience, credibility and legitimacy of the information they produce’ (Cash et al. 1990)<br />
  3. 3. Linking K with A principles<br />Its ‘with’ and not ‘to’ because it’s a 2-way link<br />Focus on problem solving and involve users in problem definition and co-creation of solutions<br />Practitioners and others as full partners (NGOs, Govt’s, communities, private sector)<br />Need strategies, approaches to span boundaries between partners with very different incentives<br />Build capacity to innovate, support institutional change<br />Recognize and develop strategies to manage asymmetries of power and include marginalized groups<br />Learning systems rather than knowledge systems<br />
  4. 4. Linking K with A Strategies<br />Engagement – CCAFS as a trusted partner<br />Communication – more effective use of ICT’s, how best to communicate CC-Ag-FS issues at different levels and influence decision makers<br />Capacity Building – CCAFS as an ‘incubator’<br />Gender – targeted efforts and investments needed<br />So, in a sentence:<br />Theme 4.1’s strategy is to continue to test tools and approaches and learn and apply lessons in each of these areas, and to develop new joint action research with partners where there are gaps (e.g. communicating CC with smallholders).<br />
  5. 5. Theme 4 Integration for Decision Making Impact Pathway<br />CRP7 Impacts<br />Outcomes<br />Outputs<br />Strategies<br /><ul><li> Policy champions
  6. 6. Building local, regional capacity for scenario and vulnerability assessments
  7. 7. Strategic policy-maker meetings
  8. 8. Future scenarios visualizations
  9. 9. Vulnerability maps and scenarios shared in blogs, briefs, presentations
  10. 10. Strategic private sector/comms partners
  11. 11. Local/regional partners invited to global events
  12. 12. Joint analyses, reviewers to local teams
  13. 13. Cross-site syntheses</li></ul>Regional and national CCAFS scenarios teams and other partners taking an active part in climate, agricultural development and food security policy processes in each region and at the global level<br />Vulnerability maps<br />Contribute to reducing poverty and increasing incomes<br />Innovative approaches and regional expertise built to help decision makers explore future trajectories of change and plausible development pathways<br />Improved, integrated tools and data for analyzing implications of human response to CC in terms of regional food security and sustainable agricultural systems, used for improved targeting of research<br />Participatory site and partners selection and engagement<br />Tools and data development and global, cross-CG and ESSP modeler engagement<br />Contribute to a reduction in hunger, cutting the number of undernourished<br />rural poor people<br />Socioecon and environmental assessments/baselines for M&E at 36 CCAFS sites in 3 regions (>250 villages; >5,000 households)<br />Assessments of impacts and policy / program options used in national and regional agricultural development and climate change strategies and dialogues<br />Gender-responsive research on climate adaptation and mitigation priorities and capacity built in CCAFS regions<br />IPCC assessments better incorporate agriculture in a way that demonstrates how smallholders can benefit from adaptation and mitigation actions<br />Assist the ag. sector in meeting GHG targets to mitigate climate change<br />Socially differentiated (e.g. gender) regional impact, adaptation and vulnerability assessments<br />Policy briefs, Events, Engagement at COP17, UNFCCC<br />
  14. 14. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE (GEC) Change in type, frequency & magnitude of environmental threats + LOCAL CHANGES (land degradation, prices, pop’n growth, etc)<br />GEC, ARIs, CG scientists<br />Enhancing capacity to cope and adapt to changes<br />AR4D researchers, NARES, govt’s, devel agencies, NGO’s, communities, etc<br />Reducing exposure (mitigation) and sensitivity to change<br />AR4D researchers (CG +NARS), devel agencies, NGOs, private sector, adopting groups, etc<br />CCAFS: A learning system, spanning boundaries for enhanced food system resilience and food security<br />SOCIETAL CHANGE: Changes in institutions, policies, practices<br /> Knowledge users, policymakers, private sector, regional orgs, communities, farmers groups, etc<br />CCAFS as a learning system, with food security and boundary spanning central<br />
  15. 15. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE (GEC) Change in type, frequency & magnitude of environmental threats + LOCAL CHANGES (land degradation, prices, pop’n growth, etc)<br />GEC, ARIs, CG scientists<br />Reducing exposure (mitigation) and sensitivity to change<br />AR4D researchers (CG +NARS), devel agencies, NGOs, private sector, adopting groups, etc<br />Enhancing capacity to cope and adapt to changes<br />AR4D researchers, NARES, govt’s, devel agencies, NGO’s, communities, etc<br />SOCIETAL CHANGE: Changes in institutions, policies, practices<br /> Knowledge users, policymakers, private sector, regional orgs, communities, farmers groups, universities, NARES, etc<br />A few CCAFS boundary-spanning examples: Local to national levels<br />e.g. Nat’l Met Trainings<br />e.g. PAR on C payments to smallholders (tools, syntheses, C measurements)<br />e.g. farmer exp’t networks<br />e.g. gender CC & CLIFF research grants, climate analogues<br />
  16. 16. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE (GEC) Change in type, frequency & magnitude of environmental threats + LOCAL CHANGES (land degradation, prices, pop’n growth, etc)<br />GEC, ARIs, CG scientists<br />Reducing exposure (mitigation) and sensitivity to change<br />AR4D researchers (CG, NARS), devel agencies, NGOs, private sector,adopting groups, etc<br />Enhancing capacity to cope and adapt to changes<br />AR4D researchers, govt’s, devel agencies, NGO’s, communities, etc<br />SOCIETAL CHANGE: Changes in institutions, policies, practices<br /> Knowledge users, policymakers, private sector, regional orgs, communities, farmers groups, universities, NARES, etc<br />A few CCAFS boundary-spanning examples: Regionalto international levels<br />e.g. regional scenarios<br />e.g. Commission on Sust Ag & CC, ARDD, Ag-Clim letters <br />e.g. vulnerability maps<br />e.g. Futures fellows <br />

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