Overview of SAKSS Concepts      and Components             Emmanuel Musaba     ReSAKSS-Africa Lead Training Workshop      ...
Urgency & Vision for a Country SAKSS•   Urgency: Knowledge Gaps     – Don’t know much about how our policies       and inv...
What is a SAKSS?SAKSS is a network of people and institutions that provides timely, credible, and evidence-based knowledge...
SAKSS Concepts  Strategic analysis:    An integrated                POLICY: A set of principles orframework of analysis   ...
SAKSS: Broker of Strategic Analysis/Knowledge   Demand                                                            Supply  ...
Country SAKSS Generic Architecture•   Structured network of policy-    making, analysis, and    implementation partners   ...
SAKSS NetworkComposition              Functions/ActivitiesStatistical bureaus     Express interest inUniversities         ...
SAKSS Node (x number of people)Composition and Funding                    Key Functions/ActivitiesCoordinator: renowned kn...
SAKSS Oversight Body  Composition                   Functions Chair: e.g. PS of          Credence of SAKSS Min of Agricult...
Roles and Responsibilities of                           Others Government/Host Institution       Donors provide funding fo...
SAKSS: capacity strengthening activitiesParliament, PS,      Policy                                     Think Tanks,      ...
Thank You                                  Water for a food-secure worldMission: To improve the management of land and wat...
Water for a food-secure world        www.iwmi.org
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Overview of sakss concepts & components

  1. 1. Overview of SAKSS Concepts and Components Emmanuel Musaba ReSAKSS-Africa Lead Training Workshop Photo: :Tom van Cakenberghe/IWMI Photo: David Brazier/IWMI Photo David Brazier/IWMI 20th June 2012 Birchwood Hotel Johannesburg, South Africa Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  2. 2. Urgency & Vision for a Country SAKSS• Urgency: Knowledge Gaps – Don’t know much about how our policies and investments will achieve our development objectives – If we raise subsidies by 10%, how many hungry people will be fed? – How much more should we invest in AgR&D in order to reduce the poverty rate by 10%?• Vision – Policies and investments that achieve the development objectives Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  3. 3. What is a SAKSS?SAKSS is a network of people and institutions that provides timely, credible, and evidence-based knowledge and analysis to inform agricultural and rural development(ARD) strategies in Africa. The individuals are linked Knowledge support system:through collaborative research A network that serves the (strategic analysis), capacity evidence needs of strategy strengthening, and dialogue. formulation and implementation. Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  4. 4. SAKSS Concepts Strategic analysis: An integrated POLICY: A set of principles orframework of analysis rules to guide decisions and that helps identify actions. Policies are oftenpolicy and investment legislated and enacted. Several options for achieving policies, as well as programs, mayhigh-end development fit into the larger strategy goals. Strategy: A long term plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  5. 5. SAKSS: Broker of Strategic Analysis/Knowledge Demand Supply Parliament, PS, Policy Think Tanks, Statistics Bureaus, FBOs, Donors, Analysis Central Bank Universities, FBOs Directors Units SAKSS SAKSS SAKSS Network Oversight Body Node Credence of SAKSS in •Identify and sensitize •Express interest and CAADP process knowledge gaps buy into vision Governance •Synthesize knowledge •Align knowledge Channel knowledge •Mobilize and coordinate generation activities and evidence to policy knowledge generation •Receive funding and makers •Facilitate training training•… •… •… Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  6. 6. Country SAKSS Generic Architecture• Structured network of policy- making, analysis, and implementation partners – 3 distinct but interrelated parts: Node, Network, and Oversight Body – institutionalised within relevant country structures – country-owned and country- managed system depending on the country’s own agenda and capacity (including funding) Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  7. 7. SAKSS NetworkComposition Functions/ActivitiesStatistical bureaus Express interest inUniversities networkThink Tanks Buy into SAKSS agendaNGOs and FBOs Provide and update infoConsultancies and on expertise and capacityIndividuals Apply for research grantLocally-based Receive grants andinternational trainingorganizations Deliver on TORs (e.g. data, analysis, training, etc.) Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  8. 8. SAKSS Node (x number of people)Composition and Funding Key Functions/ActivitiesCoordinator: renowned knowledge Set up and maintain active Networkmanager from the country Raise funds to source keyAccounting: for competent management knowledge relating to NAIPof competitive research grants Facilitate capacity strengthening ofResearch Assistance: follow up with network (using ReSAKSS, etc.)research by network Provide quality control of NetworkCommunications: website, policy briefs, outputsnewsletters, seminars, reports, etc. Synthesize, manage and generate$xx-xx/yr for salaries and basics knowledge products from Network o Funded by: Government (up to xx%) and REC (up to xx%) outputsMinimum of $xx/yr for competitive Facilitate use of knowledge Government component products in decision makinggrants of budget captured in o Funded by: Donors (up to xx%), processes via Oversight Body, etc. Government related toand REC NAIP (up to xx%) M&E Provide information to ReSAKSS (up to xx%) for regional and continental e.g. CAADP M&E … Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  9. 9. SAKSS Oversight Body Composition Functions Chair: e.g. PS of Credence of SAKSS Min of Agriculture in CAADP process Members: Governance agricultural sector (guidance and development oversight of SAKSS institutions (state node activities) and non-state Channel knowledge actors) and evidence Secretary: SAKSS (recommendations) Node coordinator to policy makers Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  10. 10. Roles and Responsibilities of Others Government/Host Institution Donors provide funding for provides funding and SAKSS activities, directly toinstitutional support (e.g. office Node and/or indirectly via space, auditing services, etc.) Government/Host Institution ReSAKSS provides TA for set- AUC/NPCA provide advocacy up of SAKSS and facilitate and fundraising for training of Network for region- establishment of SAKSS wide capacity development REC provides advocacy and Others in country provide funding and guidance for set- training to Node and Network up and operations of SAKSS for national capacity development Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  11. 11. SAKSS: capacity strengthening activitiesParliament, PS, Policy Think Tanks, Statistics Bureaus,FBOs, Donors, Analysis Central Bank Universities, FBOs Directors Units OB Node Network Level 100 Rationale and Concepts (CAADP; Policy Level 200 Analysis) Concepts and Application Level 300 … (Policy Analysis; Application and Report Writing) Modeling (CGE, Econometrics, Data Work) Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org
  12. 12. Thank You Water for a food-secure worldMission: To improve the management of land and water resources for food, www.iwmi.org livelihoods and the environment
  13. 13. Water for a food-secure world www.iwmi.org

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