4th day. Report from the Capacity Development Sessions
Report from the Capacity Development SessionsC1.1 Public Investments – J. Howard, USAIDC1.2 Public-Private-Civil Mechanisms – N. Eriksen-Hamel, CIDAC1.3 North-South and South- South Collective Actions – C. Barriga, GFARC2.1 Institutional Knowedge and Learning – X.Yao, FAOC2.2 Individual Learning and Empowerment of Women and Youth – V. Wilde, AWARDC3.1 Access, Sharing and Transformation of Agricultural Information – E. Porcari, CGIARC3.2 Innovative Knowledge and Advisory Services – S. Nahdy, AFAAS
C.1.1 Public InvestmentsRecommendations for GCARD and its stakeholders: Bring together the various groups working in this area, including the private sector, to synthesize available information on investment levels and impacts by country and subject matter; identify current priority areas and potential research gaps as background to inform recommendations for the MACS or other senior policy venue and at regional fora. Support case-study research to help identify the key triggers for research impact and structural transformation in the more advanced developing countries and to facilitate South-South learning on implications for future investment allocation.
C1.2 Public-Private-Civil Mechanisms Clarify the parameters of public-private-civil partnerships (what are they, who they involve, and under what conditions do they work) and elaborate the emerging research agenda on this topic with questions around how to create and sustain partnerships and generate evidence of development outcomes from them. Develop and contribute our experiences on public-private-civil partnerships to new and existing knowledge platforms to improve our capacity and knowledge on key issues (enabling and regulatory environment, intellectual property rights, farmer and breeder rights, traditional knowledge and role of women farmers in these partnerships). Establish mechanisms to unify us (public sector, private sector and civil society) to merge our separate paths and create trusted relationships (country-level platforms, regional investment forums and global initiatives).
C1.3 North-South and South-South Collective Actions Ensure follow-up on increasing and monitoring investments in food security and agricultural research in next G20 and G8 agendas within GFAR processes allowing participation of all concerned to shape and develop AR4D initiatives Report on different ongoing initiatives: PAEPARD, Brazil-Africa and Brazil-LAC Marketplaces and CORAF initiatives facilitating South- South cooperation Ensure that investments take into account key dimensions for effective investments for smallholders: gender, technologies that actually reach end users, and land access and ownership
C.2.1 Institutional knowledge and learning Support to development of enabling policy environments for capacity development and knowledge-sharing at institutional levels in order to promote agricultural innovation, especially to ensure full engagement of small agricultural producers Use of effective methodologies to document institutional experiences and learning that exploit a variety of formats and media Foster emerging and established global and regional platforms for capacity development, notably the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP), the Tertiary Education in Agriculture Mechanism (TEAM) for Africa, and INNOVAGRO, for partnerships between all actors enabling more coherent approaches to improve institutional capacity development and knowledge sharing and supporting institutional learning and change at all levels.
C2.2 Individual Learning and Empowerment of Women and YouthPriorities for Action to be reported upon at GCARD 2014:• Multiply the availability of high-quality opportunities for practical experience and career development of women and youth in AR4D, such as internships, fellowships, mentoring, and professional secondments.• Coordinate the monitoring and publication of statistics on the composition of AR4D international and regional meetings and panels, boards and senior leadership teams of AR4D institutions by age, gender and nationality.• Take stock of regional efforts toward curriculum reform in Agricultural Education while advocating that those reforms support AR4D that is transformative, and fully inclusive of youth and women.• Invest in the full development of YPARD and GAP as mechanisms to support implementation of the above.
C.3.1 Access, sharing and transformation of agricultural data and informationRecommendations for GCARD and its Stakeholders: Continue to engage with the CIARD movement to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of access and use of agricultural information and data. Managers and policymakers will lead the development of enabling strategies and policies for more effective access and use of information and data. Collaborate on development of methodologies and indicators for measuring the outcomes of enhancing access information and data.
C.3.2 Making use of knowledge and advisory systems1. New Extensionist recommendations for essential capacities to strengthen advisory services were endorsed2. GFRAS regional networks and partners will use the New Extensionist to advocate for strengthening knowledge and advisory services3. GFRAS will catalyse dialogue to prioritise and implement the recommendations4. Reaching grassroots, women and youth, and adapting ICTs are key elements