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  • Just a reminder of objectives to be achieved by partners. A specific partnership arrangement was set as follows
  • A specific partnership arrangement was set up to enable partners to achieve the objective as shown in the diagram.
  • This is the track process we had followed till end of 2011 (MTM October in Accra) that left as with 19 consortia that were at two different stages: call 1 consortia had completed step 2 and were waiting for an open to complete step 3 while call2 based consortia were waiting the training of the AIFs to engage in partnership inception workshop and Write-shops.
  • After the completion of the write-shops in Entebbe (Anglophones) and Cotonou (Francophones) many consortia applied for the African Research Grants call. Only 6 who were EDULINK-based won the funds. Others were not selected because the call was much research oriented.
  • Some of these consortia that completed the inception workshop before the starting of the write-shop participated and submited the proposals (Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Uganda-soya-beans and Uganda Afrisol.
  • Just a reminder of objectives to be achieved by partners. A specific partnership arrangement was set as follows
  • Paepard side event july 15 2013

    1. 1. How can research users drive the ARD research agenda? By Jonas Mugabe, FARA PAEPARD SIDE EVENT
    2. 2. ObjectivesObjectives Overall: Build joint African-European multi- stakeholder partnerships in ARD contributing to achieving the MDGs Specific: Enhanced, more equitable, more demand-driven; and mutually beneficial collaboration of Africa and Europe on ARD with the aim of attaining the MDGs. From PAEPARD II document: It aims at moving from the currently largely supply-driven approach in ARD towards a demand-driven approach.
    3. 3. WHERE DOES PAEPARD II COMES FROM? Research-research collaboration, no other stakeholders involved Projects concentrated in a few African countries Problems identified under PAEPARD I Declining European-African ARD collaboration Driven by research interest of European partners with African research stakeholders (=supply approach) Dominated by European research organisations Solutions sought that PAEPARD II will bring Inclusive partnerships with non- research stakeholders (FOs, private sector, NGOs) leading those partnerships Projects spread over more African countries Increased number of European-African ARD partnerships Driven by demands of end users Balanced partnerships, led by African non-research stakeholders
    4. 4. What does PAEPARD do to achieve these objectives? WP5WP5 Bringing partners togetherBringing partners together aroundaround common innovation challengescommon innovation challenges (=federating themes)(=federating themes) WP5WP5 Bringing partners togetherBringing partners together aroundaround common innovation challengescommon innovation challenges (=federating themes)(=federating themes) WP2-WP1WP2-WP1 MobilizingMobilizing research and non-researchresearch and non-research stakeholders for Europe-Africa ARDstakeholders for Europe-Africa ARD collaborationcollaboration WP2-WP1WP2-WP1 MobilizingMobilizing research and non-researchresearch and non-research stakeholders for Europe-Africa ARDstakeholders for Europe-Africa ARD collaborationcollaboration WP3WP3 Providing tools forProviding tools for knowledge sharing andknowledge sharing and access to informationaccess to information WP4WP4 Strengthening capacitiesStrengthening capacities ofof stakeholders to work in inclusivestakeholders to work in inclusive balanced partnershipsbalanced partnerships WP6 Advocate with researchwith research funders for support tofunders for support to inclusive ARD partnershipsinclusive ARD partnerships IAO/NRI/CIRAD CSA PAFO FANRPAN WP7 Management & Coordination FARA CIRAD CTA RUFORUM ICRA PAFO NRI FARA COLEACP FARA AGRINATURA
    5. 5. STEP 1 Brokeraging the partnerships: « Selecting the theme,  Identifying partners  and funding opportunities» STEP 2 Partnership Inception workshop « Building partnerships » STEP 3 Write-shop:          « Development                 of research                 proposal » STEP 4 « Applying to funding opportunity » Mentoring/ Outside of PAEPARD?? + capacity strengthening + support for facilitation + Financial support Brokerage of African-European partnerships’ mechanism: launching calls 1&2 Virtual meeting using Skype, email, phones Physical meetings organized with representative from institutions and actors 2 write-shops organized Entebbe & Cotonou  9 consortia from call 1 completed step 4 in March 2012  some of the 10 consortia completed step 4 in March 2012 The 19 consortia were opportunistic-based: from PAEPARD calls This brokerage mechanism was criticized to be more top down. It did not allow partners to own the process. A new one was needed Submission & selection
    6. 6. Sub-regions Consortia Themes /Objectives Southern-Africa Zimbabwe (University of Zimbabwe) Improving the incomes of smallholder farmers through increased access to livestock markets and livestock production to marketing value chain Malawi (University of Lilongwe) Partnership for Enhanced Aquaculture Innovation in Sub Saharan Africa (PEAISSA) South-Africa (NERPO) Overcoming barriers to sustainable livestock enterprises among marginal smallholders in South Africa East-Africa Uganda (Makerere University) Enhancing capacity/developing networks between North-South Universities in Research Methods training at PhD level Kenya (KARI) Reduce aflatoxin contamination along the maize value chain West-Africa Ghana (Concern Universal) Improving food security and income for smallholder farmers through improved post harvest technology Togo (Institut de Recherche Agricole) Agribusiness autour du Soja Togo (CASADDVR) Caractérisation de deux variétés du piment rouge pour améliorer la mise en marché et transformation semi-industrielle Senegal-Mali (Terra Nuova) Un partenariat Europe Afrique pour la création d’un outil de suivi de l’agriculture familiale Consortia from call 1
    7. 7. Sub-regions Consortia Themes /Objectives West-Africa /CORAF Ghana (Citrus Producers Association of Ghana) Control of Angular leaf spot disease of Citrus in Ghana Benin (Sojagnon, Farmers Federation) Appui a la sécurité économique des ménages ruraux par la production, la commercialisation et la transformation du Soja au Benin Burkina-Faso [Association pour la Recherche et la Formation en Agro- écologie (ARFA)] BIOPROTECT-B, un groupement d’intérêt économique pour la protection biologique des cultures et la fertilisation organique des sols pour une agriculture saine et durable au sahel. Cote d’Ivoire (Centre Suisse de Recherches scientifiques) Agriculture pour l’éducation (A.P.E) des enfants en âge scolaire (5 – 15 ans) en milieux rural et périurbain Cameroon [Concertation Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Cameroun (CNOP-CAM)] Innover pour l’intensification, la diversification et la transformation de l’agriculture familiale en Afrique Centrale à travers la recherche – action en partenariat : cas de CNOP- CAM dans la région du Centre Cameroun Nigeria (Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria) Low cost and high quality livestock feed production knowledge delivery to Nigerian poultry industry (NIPOFERD) Consortia from call 2
    8. 8. Sub-regions Consortia Themes /Objectives East-Africa/ ASARECA Burundi [Confédération des Associations de Producteurs Agricoles pour le Développement (CAPAD)] Développement participatif des technologies de la culture pomme de terre et promotion des innovations sensibles au genre et à la conservation de l’environnement au Burundi Uganda (Farm Gain African Ltd) Extensive Collection and Characterization of African Solanaceae Plants Uganda (Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) Enhancing soybean and cowpea value chains for increased productivity, incomes and nutritional security of smallholder farmers in East and Central Africa. Southern- Africa/CCARDESA Mauritius (Food and Agricultural Research Council, Reduit, Mauritius) Micro propagation and cultivation of in vitro breadfruit plants and development of novel products from Breadfruit as an alternative source of carbohydrates in Mauritius.
    9. 9. Consortia that applied for the Second African Union Research Grants Call Proposals for 2012 1.Nigeria - Feed Production Poultry Industry 2.Togo - Red pepper 3.Benin-Togo: Soybean 4.Malawi - Aquaculture in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, DRC and Cameroon 5.Burkina Faso - BIOPROTECT-B, fertilisation organique des sols 6.Uganda - soybean and cowpea value chains 7.Uganda - Extensive Collection and Characterization of African Solanaceae Plants 8.Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana - Innovative approaches for sustainable management of water resource for agricultural production in Eastern and Western Africa (I4MWAP) 9.Ghana-Malawi: Management of Pre- and Post- Harvest Insect Pests of Maize in Ghana and Malawi 10.Many other consortia applied to EDULINK call; only 6 of them were funded 11.CAPAD-Burundi teamed with KARI (Kenya) and other partners. They won funds from ASARECA call (CGS).
    10. 10. New brokerage partnership mechanism: Users Led Process (ULP) Users’Users’ LedLed ProcessProcess FederatingFederating ThemeTheme 1 DeskDesk reviewreview 2 InductionInduction WorkshopWorkshop 3 4 ConceptConcept NoteNote DevelopmentDevelopment 5 FullFull ProposalProposal DevelopmenDevelopmen tt6
    11. 11. Multi-stakeholder innovation partnerships from the ULPMulti-stakeholder innovation partnerships from the ULP EAFF: Extensive Livestock value chains in Eastern Africa with Specific focus on Kenya and Uganda; with focus on only one value chain: Beef production; PROPAC: Urban horticulture value chain in Central Africa (Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville & DR Congo); ROPPA: Rice value chain in Benin, Burkina Faso & Mali; FANRPAN/SACAU: Groundnut value chain in Malawi & Zambia; COLEACP: Adding value to Mango non-food uses in West Africa (Burkina-Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal)
    12. 12. Challenges/Lessons learned (1) 1- Multi-stakeholder partnerships building takes time: (a) communication; (b) trust and mutual understanding; (c) differences in organizational culture and working practices: these delay reporting & implementation of some activities; 2- Difficult to engage African non-research stakeholders in the process (at the beginning); the articulation of their ARD demand/needs takes time ;
    13. 13. Challenges/Lessons learned (2) 3- Inadequate funding opportunities can discourage some stakeholders (private sector, FOs) in joining the consortium; current funding mechanisms more push-oriented instead of pull-oriented: difficult for non research-stakeholders to engage in high competition (scientific excellence) basket funding; because of inadequate capacity. 4- Need of targeting diversity of funding mechanisms: national, regional and international level rather than relying to the EC funding as it was in PAEPARD document;