Key architectural elements for a country sakss e.g from mozambique
Key architectural elements for a country SAKSS, potential challenges of and opportunities for operation Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Agricultural Policy and Investment Planning and Implementation in the SADC Region A Regional Methodology Workshop Johannesburg, June 20-22, 2012 Helder Gemo
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC CountriesObjectives of thePresentationShare experiences anddebate relevant issues on theabove subject withparticipants at the June 2012Regional (SADC) ReSAKSSTraining Workshop
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries: Content General principles/ criteria for SAKSS establishment Key architectural elements Potential opportunities Potential challenges Highlights from Mozambique’s experience in implementing SAKSS Conclusions
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries:General principles/ criteria Clear and stated demand Local partners shape its relevance It adapts to local conditions It includes broad representation of stakeholders It has strong links with a local partners There are sufficient resources(Johnson and Flaherty , 2011)
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries:Key inter-related architectural elements Promoting informed policy dialogue and decision making Process in agriculture sector review Participatory Funding and planning , capacity accountability building Partnerships & Data collection, networking storing and verification Sharing info and knowledge, policy Analysis dialogue, decision- and making reporting
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries: Key architectural elementsThe proposed architectural framework (In: Johnson and Flaherty , 2011) Primary Members host/local of National partner IFPRI/other Advisory CGIAR research, tools Committee Collaborative Institutions and trainingCountry partners:-Policy makers-Gov agencies,ministries, NARS.-Universities-ResearchInstitutions-Other knowledge SAKSS Funding Donorssystrem Secretariat Collaborative Approves and evaluates-Private sector research, tools-Civil society and training-Develop. partners
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries:Key architectural elements Implementing the proposed framework: How best can the framework be adapted to country circumstances to ensure acceptance, participation and commitment from key stakeholders? Political and social context Institutional issues Technical issues Potential opportunities and anticipated challenges
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries: Key architectural elements The case of Mozambique (2009-2011) ReSAKSS- SA (IWMI)National AdvisoryCommittee (NAC) Hosting Institution: Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) IWMI with > role in providing Info to ReSAKSS (Ag M&E) Various National Directorate of Directorates and Institutes Economics (DE) MozSAKSS: Local and international agric. stakeholders DE, ICRISAT, Program Team IFPRI, IWMI Management Donor(s)
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries:Key architectural elementsThe case of Mozambique (2009-2011) Ministry of Ministry ofMinistry of Planning and Industry and Finance (MF) Development (MPD) Trade (MIC) Cabinet of Nat. Directorate ofNat. Directorate of Studies and Studies Trade Policy Analysis (DNEAP) DE MozSAKSS Some Dev. Ministry of Partners Fisheries (MP) University Fisheries Economics Eduardo Faculty of NGOs and Dep. Mondlane Agronomy and Farmers Forestry Eng. Orgs
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries: OpportunitiesIdentifying and taking advantage of opportunities Gov. openness, collaboration and support Level of preparedness of key public institutions Existence of agric. M&E (sub)systems that can be involved in SAKSS implementation Willingness for participation and ownership by key agric. sector stakeholders (public and non-public) Existence of research/ knowledge institutions (local and external) and UN agencies that can contribute to Info & knowledge sharing and policy debate…What lessons can be learnt from other SADC countries with someexperience in establishing and implementing SAKSS?
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC CountriesThe case of Mozambique: Opportunities Gov. (MINAG and others) openness to host and implement collaborative work with research/ knowledge institutions, including foreign Notable Gov. openness to attend policy dialogue events, if perceived as relevant and involving local institutions Few, but emerging national qualified agriculture academics and researchers increasingly involved in socio-economic studies and some policy dialogue Few and in general weak but interested farmers organizations on agric. policy dialogue
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC CountriesThe case of Mozambique: Opportunities Some local based CGIAR institutions and international education institutions that can contribute to Info & knowledge sharing Some development partners (DPs) interested in supporting Info & knowledge generation and agric. policy dialogue Weak, but increasing interest of media (Gov. and private) in following and disseminating relevant agriculture Info, in particular from policy dialogue events
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries: Challenges Ensuring Gov. collaboration and support Addressing potential weaknesses in key local institutions in establishing and operationalize SAKSS Ensuring participation and ownership by key agric. sector stakeholders (public and non-public) Ensuring that SAKSS respond to a policy research agenda agreed among key agric. sector stakeholders, including Gov and private sector. Ensuring that SAKSS research outputs are useful, in particular for CAADP implementation What lessons can be learnt from other SADC countries with some experience in establishing and implementing SAKSS?
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC Countries: ChallengesThe Case of Mozambique Difficulties in implementing joint research activities between participating CGIARs centres and local partners Limited data (time series), difficulties in accessing required data, and in some cases different systems providing different values/estimates for the same variable Postponements of high level public policy dialogue events due to agenda problems faced by decision-makers in key Government institutions
Operationalizing SAKSS in SADC countriesThe case of Mozambique: Some highlights Strong efforts in developing awareness and interest among key agric. sector stakeholders in SAKSS is fundamental Strong efforts in developing a network based on “good inter- relationship” and mutual accountability among key stakeholders, from the beginning is critical An adequate “buy-in” by Gov. key institutions is crucial, particularly if the research-outputs are to be used in planning and decision (“research for action”).
Operationalizing SAKSS in Southern AfricaThe case of Mozambique: Some highlights Public policy events shown to be useful to debate research results with agric. stakeholders. But much effort is needed in communicating with decision makers on the use of relevant policy findings. In the medium to long term, SAKSS sustainability depends on participation, internalization and ownership by key local institutions, in particular Gov. and other public institutions (e.g. Universities) In the short term, key institutions such as MINAG need considerable capacity building in order to play a pivotal/ coordinating role in promoting SAKSS among key stakeholders
Operationalizing SAKSS inSADC Countries: Conclusions SAKSS has a potential to boost evidence-based agric. policy dialogue, particularly in view of CAADP implementation through national policies but its operationalization takes time Depending on relevant country circumstances, SAKSS implementation might imply different level of adaptation in terms of organizational setup and different level of effort and time towards its establishment and operationalization Identifying potential opportunities and challenges and ways of addressing them is fundamental Networking with and promoting mutual accountability among key stakeholders is critical
Operationalizing SAKSS inSADC Countries: Conclusions Efforts to institutionalize SAKSS in key institutions is of paramount importance Sharing lessons on SAKSS implementation among SADC countries can be helpful