Re sakss activities in support of caadp implementation

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Strategic Analysis to inform Agricultural Policy
ReSAKSS ECA stakeholder workshop, 11th June, 2012

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  • IFPRI facilitates overall ReSAKSS or Africa-wide (ReSAKSS-AW) and then jointly with Africa-based CGIAR centers: IITA for Western Africa (ReSAKSS-WA), ILRI for Eastern and Central Africa (ReSAKSS-ECA), and IWMI for Southern Africa (ReSAKSS). Key partners are: African Union Commission (AUC) and NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) at the Africa-wide level, and ECOWAS, COMESA and SADC for ReSAKSS-WA, ReSAKSS-ECA and ReSAKSS-SA, respectively. These partners also chair the Steering Committees (SC) of the respective ReSAKSS nodes. Membership of the SCs are drawn from the CAADP stakeholders/institutions. Showing ReSAKSS activities (e.g. monitoring CAADP process and 10% Maputo Declaration) and outputs (e.g. web platform and flagship Annual Trends and Outlook Report) and expected outcome.
  • Re sakss activities in support of caadp implementation

    1. 1. ReSAKSS Activities in Support of CAADP Implementation ReSAKSS Stakeholder Workshop on Strategic Analysis to inform Agricultural Policy ILRI, 11th June, 2012 Joseph Karugia
    2. 2. Introduction - What is ReSAKSS? Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System Information and knowledge management system Africa-wide initiative organized in three nodes 2
    3. 3. ReSAKSS Organization1 Africa-wide and 3regional 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 ReSAKSS Promote and support effective and sustainable agricultural and rural development in Africa Provide analytical and knowledge support to RECs, governments, donors Policy-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 above Work plans -defined through a consultative process  RECs – serve as Chairs of Steering Committees Collaborative 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. THANK YOU www.resakss.org 18

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