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Re sakss eca - presentation at resakss-africalead workshop-apPresentation Transcript
ReSAKSS-ECA: Overview and ActivitiesWorkshop on Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Agricultural Policy and Investment Planning and Implementation in Africa Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi on 11th- 13th April 2012 Joseph Karugia
Introduction - What is ReSAKSS? (1)Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge SupportSystemInformation and knowledge management systemAfrica-wide initiative organized in three nodes andimplemented by IFPRI, ILRI, IWMI/ICRISAT, and IITA incollaboration with regional and national partners ReSAKSS-ECA based at ILRI for COMESA region; ReSAKSS-SA based at IMWI/ICRISAT for SADC region; and ReSAKSS-WA based at IITA for ECOWAS region. Africa–wide coordination is by IFPRI
Introduction - What is ReSAKSS? (2)Phase I jointly funded by: United States Agency for International Development (USAID); UK Department for International Development (DFID); and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)Phase II -2011-2015 USAID & Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through IFPRI ??? Other donors – Netherlands, Spain, DFID, IFAD, CAADP MDTF
Objectives of ReSAKSSAim is to promote and support effective and sustainableagricultural and rural development in AfricaBy providing analytical and knowledge support to RECs,governments, donors, etc in the implementation, monitoringand evaluation of CAADP and other agricultural developmentstrategies across AfricaForm of policy-relevant analysis, data, and tools to improvepolicy making, fill knowledge gaps, promote dialogue, andfacilitate the benchmarking and review processes associateddevelopment strategies under CAADP
How does ReSAKSS Work? (1)Common agenda across all the three ReSAKSS nodes: Strategic Analysis, Knowledge Management and Communication, and Capacity building Monitoring and Evaluation of CAADP is integral to all of the aboveNodes implement work plans that are defined through aconsultative process with stakeholders and driven byrespective RECs – who serve as Chairs of SteeringCommitteesWide range of collaborative networks of users and suppliersof knowledge and research products
How does ReSAKSS Work? (2)Members of Steering Committee of ReSAKSS-ECA: COMESA Secretariat - Chair East African Community NPCA Host Country Government Representative ASARECA East African Farmers Federation (EAFF) East Africa Business Council (EABC) COMESA Business Council SADC- Chair of ReSAKSS-SA ReSAKSS-ECA - Secretariat Observers - Donor Representatives (USAID), Coordinators of other ReSAKSS Nodes
How does ReSAKSS Work? (3)ToRs of the Steering Committee: Provides political and strategic guidance to the ReSAKSS-ECA Node Reviews and makes recommendations on the future plans of the node and discusses the strategic implementation of activities in line with its multi-year work plan Guides and supports the building of strategic partnerships and collaborations to enhance effective implementation of ReSAKSS agenda, leveraging resources and sharing lessons.
Work/Activities of ReSAKSS-ECACommon agenda across all the three ReSAKSS nodes:1. Strategic analysis: e.g. growth and investment options (role of livestock); impact of NTBs in EAC; impact of CET in COMESA region; vulnerability analysis; Mapping investments (donors, governments, etc.); responding to the rising food prices in ESA; dynamics of intra-regional trade; Regional M&E framework2. Knowledge management: e.g. ReSAKSS website- data, knowledge products (WPs, briefs, e-newsletter, presentations, posters); database of agric and RD indicators, synthesis of existing research and analysis
Work/Activities of ReSAKSS-ECA3. Capacity building: economic modelling, targeted GIS training, support to country CAADP roundtable processes, operationalization of M&E; support to collaborators in database design and management
Future outlook and work plan (1)Two components in Phase II:Consolidation Leading knowledge platform for agricultural policy planning and implementation in the region; Operationalization at country level of the monitoring and evaluation system (M&E); and Technical assistance for the establishment and operation of country SAKSS nodes
Future outlook and work plan (2)Transition Phase: Year 4 and 5 COMESA region based host entity Hosting of the IT platform Technical support In consultation with AUC/NPCA, RECS, CG Centres, other stakeholders