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P1.1. Mobilizing AR4D partnerships to improve access to critical animal-source foods

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P1.1. Mobilizing AR4D partnerships to improve access to critical animal-source foods

  1. 1. Mobilizing AR4D Partnerships Tom Randolph Mobilizing AR4D Partnershipsto improve access to critical animal-source foods Tom Randolph
  2. 2. Mobilizing AR4D Partnerships Tom RandolphCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor o Pro-poor transformation of selected value chains o Food security with poverty reduction o Managing the transition of structural transformation Accelerating AR4D to impact at scale 1. Focus in only a few selected value chains
  3. 3. Mobilizing AR4D Partnerships Tom RandolphCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor o Pro-poor transformation of selected value chains o Food security with poverty reduction o Managing the transition of structural transformation Accelerating AR4D to impact at scale 1. Focus in only a few selected value chains 2. Addressing the whole value chain 3. Partnering with development actors to identify solutions, generate evidence, and attract investment 4. End target: achieve impact at scale in large development intervention
  4. 4. Mobilizing AR4D Partnerships Tom RandolphDevelopment partnership as a Critical Success Factor Livestock and Fish Program impact pathway explicitly dependent on effective partnership with development actors Focus of our pre-conference meeting Strengths: Partnerships between research and development actors combine complementary talents, perspectives and resources to create sustainable solutions at scale Opportunities: Partnerships offer space for joint learning, connection and synergy for many actors to coherently stimulate change at scale Weaknesses and Threats: Partnerships require actors to behave differently and adapt arrangements to foster trust, invest in relationships, and handle power carefully.
  5. 5. Mobilizing AR4D Partnerships Tom RandolphPartnership Principles: Critical Success Factors1. Work from a common domain of issues: jointly mapped and understood system of interest2. Clear roles: who does what is defined and agreed3. Work as a team: purpose expressed as a shared vision of success, working together, “your success is my success”, invest in relationships, open communication, full transparency4. Build culture: changing to institutional norms and practices that better enable partnerships5. Collective results: Reward total system performance and share attribution, and secure such space with funders6. Learn together: Invest in joint learning7. Regular partnership health checks: joint evaluation of performance and satisfaction
  6. 6. Mobilizing AR4D Partnerships Tom RandolphNext steps for CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish• Articulate a partnership strategy based on unblocking value chain constraints in 9 countries• Consolidate methodology for whole system engagement• Map selected value chain issues with local actors and interest groups• Multi stakeholder platforms/alliances become local partnership base• Define strategic objectives and measures of success for each• Document learning and results
  7. 7. Mobilizing AR4D Partnerships Tom RandolphSuggestions for GFAR• Develop guidelines and standards as Good Practice for partnerships between research and development actors – Frame within an innovation systems context of partnerships needed to achieve changes at scale in national food systems – Critical review of current practice, collective performance and partner satisfaction – Working group with a mix of facilitators and implementers (avoid commissioned study)• Promote funding arrangements that enable rather than frustrate these partnerships – Review current arrangements and their impact on partnerships and their performance – Formulate arrangements that mitigate potential power issues and are based on collective performance – Create innovation funds that allow space to adapt to evolving opportunities

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