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Presented by Ravi Prabhu at the CGIAR-CSI Annual Meeting 2009: Mapping Our Future. March 31 - April 4, 2009, ILRI Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

Presented by Ravi Prabhu at the CGIAR-CSI Annual Meeting 2009: Mapping Our Future. March 31 - April 4, 2009, ILRI Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

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    [Day 2] Center Presentation: ESAMAP [Day 2] Center Presentation: ESAMAP Presentation Transcript

    • The Regional Plan for Collective Action in Eastern & Southern Africa ESA Map Ravi Prabhu
    • Goal  To foster the emergence of a coordinated, cohesive program of agricultural research that  produces clear economies of scale and scope at low transaction costs,  in order to successfully address regional priorities.  These priorities range from complex problems of stagnant or falling agricultural productivity, poverty to impacts of climate variation.
    • Complex problems require a systemic approach and collective action – if many ‘mini green revolutions’ are to result
    • Regional Plan for ESA Three main outcomes drive the plan: 1. A clearer picture of the research in the region 2. A program of work that adds value and addresses both regional & system priorities 3. A results oriented culture that is based on shared knowledge, information and action
    • ESA Map Who is doing what, where and with whom? Responds to widespread demands for transparency, accountability Basis for collaboration, economies of scope and scale Supports CGIAR priorities & African development agenda Collaboration between Regional Plan and ICT-KM Program Uses CG Map design structure and the power of Google http://ictkm.cgiar.org/cgmapTemplate/ESA_map.html
    • What’s next? Link to outputs Include bio information Improve searchability Improve spatial representation Catalyse emergence of a dispersed, linked information system on the same platform (e.g. IFAD Africa) Happy to have your ideas!!
    • Thank you for your attention!