Era ard ii-paepard presentation

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Era ard ii-paepard presentation

  1. 1. A multi-stakeholder and innovation approachJonas Mugabe, FARAERA-ARD II International ConferenceBrussels, 5 June 2013
  2. 2. ObjectivesObjectivesOverall: Build joint African-European multi-stakeholder partnerships in ARD contributing toachieving the MDGsSpecific: Enhanced, more equitable, moredemand-driven; and mutually beneficialcollaboration of Africa and Europe on ARD with theaim of attaining the MDGs.From PAEPARD II document: it aims to move fromthe currently largely supply-driven approach in ARDtowards a demand-driven approach.
  3. 3. Why PAEPARD II?Research-research collaboration, noother stakeholders involvedProjects concentrated in a few AfricancountriesProblems identified underPAEPARD1Declining European-African ARDcollaborationDriven by research interest of Europeanpartners with African researchstakeholders (=supply approach)Dominated by European researchorganisationsSolutions sought thatPAEPARD2 will bringInclusive partnerships with non-research stakeholders (FOs, privatesector, NGOs) leading thosepartnershipsProjects spread over more AfricancountriesIncreased number of European-AfricanARD partnershipsDriven by demands of end usersBalanced partnerships, led by Africannon-res. stakeholders
  4. 4. What does PAEPARD do to bring these solutions?WP5Bringing partners together aroundcommon innovation challenges(=federating themes)WP5Bringing partners together aroundcommon innovation challenges(=federating themes)WP2-WP1Mobilizing research and non-researchstakeholders for Europe-Africa ARDcollaborationWP2-WP1Mobilizing research and non-researchstakeholders for Europe-Africa ARDcollaborationWP3Providing tools forknowledge sharing andaccess to informationWP4Strengthening capacities ofstakeholders to work in inclusivebalanced partnershipsWP6Advocate with researchfunders for support toinclusive ARD partnershipsPAFOFARA CIRADIAO/NRI/CIRADCSARUFORUM ICRA PAFO NRIFARA COLEACPFANRPANCTAWP7Management & CoordinationFARA AGRINATURA
  5. 5. STEP 1Brokeraging the partnerships:« Selecting the theme, Identifying partners and funding opportunities»STEP 2Partnership Inceptionworkshop« Building partnerships »STEP 3Write-shop:         « Development                of research                proposal »STEP 4« Applying tofundingopportunity »Mentoring/Outside ofPAEPARD??+ capacity strengthening+ support for facilitation+ Financial supportBrokerage mechanism: launching calls for partnershipsVirtual meetingusing Skype,email, phonesPhysical meetings organizedwith representative frominstitutions and actors2 write-shopsorganizedEntebbe &Cotonou 9 consortia from call 1 completed step 4 in March 2012 some of the 10 consortia completed step 4 in March 2012The 19 consortia were opportunistic-based: from PAEPARDcallsThis brokerage mechanism was criticized to be more top down. It didnot allow partners to own the process. A new one was neededSubmission &selection
  6. 6. 2012-New brokerage mechanism: Users Led Process123456Users LedProcess
  7. 7. EAFF- Extensive Livestock value chains in Eastern Africa withSpecific focus on Kenya and Uganda2 concept notes have been developed with the involvement ofASARECA, EAFF, Universities, NARIs, NGOs, ICRA & CIRAD
  8. 8. PROPAC: Urban horticulture valuechain in Central Africa(Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville &DR Congo)Progress made so far:1. Desk Review completed inSeptember 2012;2. MSRQ workshop (also held but inyear 3: 23-25 January in Brazzaville)3. Can horticulture respond to theclimate challenges and urbangrowth in Central Africa? Water resource management ingardens (Cameroon); Production of organic fertilizers(Congo Brazzaville); Land tenure (DR Congo)Core Group nominated and held theirfirst meeting back to back to theMSRQ workshop
  9. 9. ColeACP: Adding value to Mango non-fooduses in West Africa (Burkina-Faso, Coted’Ivoire, Senegal)Progress made so far:1. Desk review completed and reportshared with all partners;2. National Agricultural InnovationFacilitators trained (Uganda 26-30/11/2012);3. MSRQ workshop held 11-14 March2013;4. Core Group nominated5. 2 Concept notes finalized
  10. 10. FANRPAN/SACAU: Ground nut valuechain in Malawi and ZambiaProgress made so far:1. Desk review : completed;2. National Agricultural InnovationFacilitators trained (Uganda 26-30/11/2012);3. MSRQ workshop held on 24-26 April2013 in Lilongwe;4. Two concept notes will be developedwith the involvement of NRI andICRA
  11. 11.  ROPPA: Rice value chain and smallproducers in Benin, Burkina Faso &MaliProgress made so far:1. Desk review completed and reportshared with all partners;2. National Agricultural InnovationFacilitators trained (Uganda 26-30/11/2012);3. MSRQ workshop held on 2-3 May2013;4. One concept note being developed
  12. 12. Challenges/Lessons learnedMulti-stakeholder partnerships building takes time: (a) communication; (b)trust and mutual understanding; (c) differences in organizational culture andworking practices: these delay reporting & implementation of some activities;Difficult to engage African non-research stakeholders in the process (at thebeginning); the articulation of their ARD demand/needs takes time ;Research stakeholders don’t see much incentives to be involved in R4D asthey are judged by their ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals;Inadequate funding opportunities can discourage some stakeholders (privatesector, FOs) in joining the consortium; current funding mechanisms more push-oriented instead of pull-oriented; also not aligned to the ARD paradigm/conceptChallenges/Lessons learnedMulti-stakeholder partnerships building takes time: (a) communication; (b)trust and mutual understanding; (c) differences in organizational culture andworking practices: these delay reporting & implementation of some activities;Difficult to engage African non-research stakeholders in the process (at thebeginning); the articulation of their ARD demand/needs takes time ;Research stakeholders don’t see much incentives to be involved in R4D asthey are judged by their ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals;Inadequate funding opportunities can discourage some stakeholders (privatesector, FOs) in joining the consortium; current funding mechanisms more push-oriented instead of pull-oriented; also not aligned to the ARD paradigm/concept
  13. 13. Challenges/Lessons learned (2)Institutional commitment & resource allocation (financial andhuman resources)Need of targeting diversity of funding mechanisms: national,regional and international level. The idea to be explored would thatusers of ARD may be the good managers of the funds that they mayallocate according to their needsNeed of facilitators/brokers to bring partners together: hence theirtraining to build capacity of African stakeholders in facilitation andproposal writing.Challenges/Lessons learned (2)Institutional commitment & resource allocation (financial andhuman resources)Need of targeting diversity of funding mechanisms: national,regional and international level. The idea to be explored would thatusers of ARD may be the good managers of the funds that they mayallocate according to their needsNeed of facilitators/brokers to bring partners together: hence theirtraining to build capacity of African stakeholders in facilitation andproposal writing.
  14. 14. BUDGET & DURATION This is an EC supported project. With a total budget of6,850,000 Euros: EC: 5,500,000 € (80%) Partners: 1,350,000 € (20%) Duration: 17/12/2009 to 16/12/2012 (with one moreyear as no cost extension: 16/12/2013)
  15. 15. PAEPARD III (2014-2017): 2 components & 2 streamsComponent A: the Extension of the current PAEPARD II contractagreementComponent B: 2 streams Competitive Research Fund (CRF): Small grants will be available tosupport 4-5 consortia with 200,000-300,000 € through competition Incentive funds (IF):- Support for the 19 consortia created under call 1 and call 2- Facilitate the creation of new consortia (incentive funds).

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