ReSAKSS: Overview and        ActivitiesWorkshop on Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Agricultural Policy      and Inves...
Introduction - What is ReSAKSS?Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support SystemInformation and knowledge managemen...
ReSAKSS Organization  1 Africa‐wide and 3   regional nodes:  »   IFPRI: ReSAKSS‐AW  »   ILRI: ReSAKSS‐ECA  »   IITA: ReSAK...
Objectives of ReSAKSSPromote and support effective and sustainable agricultural and rural development in AfricaProvide ana...
How does ReSAKSS Work?Common agenda across all the three ReSAKSS nodes:  Strategic Analysis, Knowledge Management and   Co...
How does ReSAKSS Work?Members of Steering Committee of ReSAKSS‐ECA:  COMESA Secretariat ‐ Chair  East African Community  N...
ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)•    Common agenda across all the three ReSAKSS nodes•    ReSAKSS‐ECA activities are guided by ...
ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)•   Established the ECA regional node and network•   Developed web‐based platforms/networks for...
www.resakss.org
ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)•   Developed CAADP M&E framework•   Data collection and analysis to monitor progress     towar...
ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)•       Strategic analysis    •     Sources of growth and investment priorities    •     Impact...
ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)•       Knowledge management and         communication    •    Database of agriculture and RD i...
ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)•       Capacity building    •     Economic modelling    •     Policy analysis    •     GIS tra...
2011-215 Work Plan
Consolidation and repositioning of                ReSAKSS•   Build on past achievements to consolidate ReSAKSS as     the ...
Operationaization at the country level       of the CAADP M&E framework•    Work with country nodes and CAADP Teams to    ...
Establishment of Country SAKSS                 Nodes•   Technical assistance to establishment of low cost     country know...
ReSAKSS Phase II (2011-2015)Strengthen existing country SAKSS nodes and establish new ones. Depends on a country’s:    sta...
Objective of Regional WorkshopsTraining on SAKSS conceptsAgricultural policy analysis Monitoring and evaluationCommunicati...
Topics (see agenda)Strategic analysisProject management and M&EM&ECommunicationsNetworkingTransformational leadership
Outputs and Expected OutcomesOutputs  Country SAKSS architecture  Roadmap for country SAKSS and capacity buildingExpected ...
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ReSAKSS-AfricaLead Workshop on Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Agricultural Policy and Investment Planning and Implementation in Africa
Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, June 25th‐ 26th 2012

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Overview and objectives

  1. 1. ReSAKSS: Overview and ActivitiesWorkshop on Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Agricultural Policy  and Investment Planning and Implementation in Africa  Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, June 25th‐ 26th 2012 Joseph Karugia
  2. 2. Introduction - What is ReSAKSS?Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support SystemInformation and knowledge management systemAfrica‐wide initiative organized in three nodes 2
  3. 3. ReSAKSS Organization 1 Africa‐wide and 3  regional nodes: » IFPRI: ReSAKSS‐AW » ILRI: ReSAKSS‐ECA » IITA: ReSAKSS‐WA » IWMI: ReSAKSS‐SA Key partners » AUC » NPCA » RECs (COMESA,  ECOWAS, SADC) Funding » USAID, DfID, SIDA, B&M  Gates Foundation » IFAD, Netherlands
  4. 4. Objectives of ReSAKSSPromote and support effective and sustainable agricultural and rural development in AfricaProvide analytical and knowledge support to RECs, governments, donorsPolicy‐relevant analysis, data, and tools  Improve policy making Fill knowledge gaps Promote dialogue, and  Facilitate the benchmarking and review processes under CAADP 4
  5. 5. How does ReSAKSS Work?Common agenda across all the three ReSAKSS nodes: Strategic Analysis, Knowledge Management and  Communication, and Capacity building Monitoring and Evaluation of CAADP is integral to all of  the aboveWork plans ‐defined through a consultative process RECs – serve as Chairs of Steering CommitteesCollaborative networks of users and suppliers of knowledge and research products 5
  6. 6. How does ReSAKSS Work?Members of Steering Committee of ReSAKSS‐ECA: COMESA Secretariat ‐ Chair East African Community NPCA Host Country Government Representative ASARECA East African Farmers Federation (EAFF) East Africa Business Council (EABC) COMESA Business Council SADC‐ Chair of ReSAKSS‐SA ReSAKSS‐ECA ‐ Secretariat Observers ‐ Donor Representatives (USAID), Coordinators of other  ReSAKSS Nodes 6
  7. 7. ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)• Common agenda across all the three ReSAKSS nodes• ReSAKSS‐ECA activities are guided by a Steering  Committee chaired by COMESA 
  8. 8. ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)• Established the ECA regional node and network• Developed web‐based platforms/networks for  sharing data, tools, analysis, news, knowledge  products, CAADP documents, and links to  resources on CAADP implementation• Website (www.resakss.org)• eNewsletter/Blog (www.resakss.wordpress.com)• Other social media (Facebook, twitter, Flickr, …)
  9. 9. www.resakss.org
  10. 10. ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)• Developed CAADP M&E framework• Data collection and analysis to monitor progress  towards CAADP benchmarks and targets• Results published annually in ATOR
  11. 11. ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)• Strategic analysis • Sources of growth and investment priorities • Impact of NTBs in EAC  • Impact of CET in COMESA region • Vulnerability analysis • Mapping investments (donors, governments,   etc.) • Responding to the rising food prices in ESA  • Dynamics of intra‐regional trade  • Regional M&E framework
  12. 12. ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)• Knowledge management and  communication • Database of agriculture and RD indicators; • Synthesis of existing research and analysis  • Publications – WPs, conference papers, reports, issue  briefs, posters  • Presentations at various forums • Media
  13. 13. ReSAKSS Phase I (2007-2010)• Capacity building • Economic modelling • Policy analysis • GIS training • Support to country CAADP roundtable processes • Operationalization of M&E • support to collaborators in database design and  management
  14. 14. 2011-215 Work Plan
  15. 15. Consolidation and repositioning of ReSAKSS• Build on past achievements to consolidate ReSAKSS as  the leading knowledge platform for agricultural policy  planning and implementation in Africa • Transition to a COMESA based platform in year 4&5
  16. 16. Operationaization at the country level of the CAADP M&E framework• Work with country nodes and CAADP Teams to  standardize and harmonize CAADP M&E indicators• In collaboration with AU/NEPAD, COMESA, and DPs•
  17. 17. Establishment of Country SAKSS Nodes• Technical assistance to establishment of low cost  country knowledge systems to support implementation  of national agriculture and food security investment  plans• For review, benchmarking, dialogue, learning
  18. 18. ReSAKSS Phase II (2011-2015)Strengthen existing country SAKSS nodes and establish new ones. Depends on a country’s: state in the CAADP process readiness in “setting” up a SAKSS capacity needs for strategic analysis, M&E and  knowledge management
  19. 19. Objective of Regional WorkshopsTraining on SAKSS conceptsAgricultural policy analysis Monitoring and evaluationCommunications and networking
  20. 20. Topics (see agenda)Strategic analysisProject management and M&EM&ECommunicationsNetworkingTransformational leadership
  21. 21. Outputs and Expected OutcomesOutputs Country SAKSS architecture Roadmap for country SAKSS and capacity buildingExpected outcomesParticipants equipped to help develop country systems for improving the quality and utility of agricultural policy analysis and investment planning and implementation and M&E
  22. 22. THANK YOU www.resakss.org 22

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