CSISA-AAS alignment meetingJessore, 6-7 May 2013
Alignment - what are we trying to do together?• Improve understanding of CGIAR reforms and new programs• Improve understanding amongst AAS staff of CSISA approachand vice versa• Agree how AAS program and CSISA project can be mutuallysupportive to achieve CGIAR program goals• Identify practical plans for aligning the work of CSISA andAAS (in the hubs/zones in particular)• Agree mutually supportive science products that can bedeveloped
Alignment – what does it mean?It is not about ticking a box– It is about capitalizing on excitingopportunities: Identify mutual learning Identify mutual contributions Identify ways to increase our impact People working together in a program
Alignment1. Processes– Knowledge and Learning– Participatory Action Research– Research in Development– Impact pathways and theories of change2. AAS Pillars3. Research themes4. Identify the opportunity for– Mutual learning– Mutual support– Adding value and impact
Research themes1. Sustainable increase in system productivity2. Equitable access to markets3. Social-ecological resilience and adaptive capacity4. Gender and equity5. Policies and institutions to empower AAS users6. Knowledge sharing, learning and innovation
In practice – some questions?• What has been key learning of CSISA that informs AAS?– eg – CSISA development outcomes, ways of working• How can CSISA partnerships and networks contribute to AAS?– eg private sector networks; research; direct client groups; capacitybuilding• Where can AAS support CSISA?– eg participatory planning?• In which CSISA communities could AAS work to scale out?• What common research agenda and approach can AAS and CSISApursue together?– eg challenged ponds, PAT, knowledge sharing, vegetable group• Where are the gaps to increase value? What actions are needed toaddress gaps? Who does what and when? What resources arerequired?• How can day-to-day working practices and communication beenhanced to improve mutual understanding and impact?
…. there are many exciting opportunities• thankyou - over to you all!!