Report of the 2nd ReSAKSS Continental Steering Committee Meeting_2011


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“Report of the 2nd ReSAKSS Continental Steering Committee Meeting,” Presented by Sam Benin, ReSAKSS-AW Program Leader, IFPRI, at the 7th CAADP PP Business Meeting, Hilton Hotel, Yaoundé, Cameroon. 25 March 2011.

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Report of the 2nd ReSAKSS Continental Steering Committee Meeting_2011

  1. 1. IFPRI Report of the 2nd ReSAKSS Continental Steering Committee Meeting Sam Benin 7th CAADP PP Business Meeting Hilton Hotel, Yaoundé 25th March 2011
  2. 2. 2nd ReSAKSS Continental Steering Committee Meeting: Agenda Time Speaker (s) Topic08:30–08:45 Martin Bwalya (co-chair) & Welcome and call to meeting of committee; Abebe Haile Gabriel (co-chair) presentation of agenda; and review of last meeting’s minutes08:45–09:00 Sam Benin ReSAKSS 2010 progress and 2011 work plan09:00–09:15 Open discussion09:30–10:00 Sam Benin 2010 CAADP Continental M&E Report10:00–10:30 Open discussion10:30–10:45 COFFEE BREAK10:45–11:05 Sam Benin/Simon Kisira Establishment of CAADP Country SAKSS Nodes11:05–11:30 Open discussion11:30–11:50 Simon Kisira/Leonard How to use the continental M&E Report in the Oruko/Maria Ketting Mutual Accountability platforms11:50–12:15 Open discussion12:15–12:25 Keizire Boaz Blackie Review of meeting: conclusions and summary12:25–12:30 Martin Bwalya (co-chair) & Closing of meeting Abebe Haile Gabriel (co-chair)12:30 LUNCH
  3. 3. In attendanceName Title/Function/Institution/OrganizationKeizire Boaz Blackie CAADP Advisor, AUCYemi Akinbamijo DREA, AUCMbaye Yade Coordinator, ReSAKSS-WA, IITASimon Kisira M&E, CAADP, NPCAClaude Bizimana Coordinator, Rwanda-SAKSSLeonard Oruko M&E Specialist, FARAAbebe Haile-Gabriel Co-Chair of SC, Director, DREA, AUCMartin Bwalya Co-Chair of SC, Head, CAADP, NPCASam Kanyarukiga Coordinator, CAADP, COMESASusan Thompson CAADP Donor Task Team, USAIDBaba Dioum CMA/WCA, CAADP Pillar IIHenri A. Minnaar Programme Manager, NEPAD Business FoundationSam Benin Secretary of SC, Coordinator, ReSAKSS-AW, IFPRI
  4. 4. 1. Review of Minutes of 1st SC Meeting Representation of institutions, particularly » Pillar Lead Institutions » Farmer Organizations and Private Sector at the regional level » Country SAKSS Timing of meeting for greater effect in process » M&E report into PP » PP feedback into work plan Action for SC: secretariat to propose concrete procedures and timelines in a brief document for review and adoption by SC
  5. 5. 2. ReSAKSS 2010 Progress and 2011 Work Plan (I)  2010 progress » CAADP M&E » Technical Assistance and capacity strengthening  Support to CAADP roundtables  Support to establishment of country SAKSS  Trainings, workshops, etc. » Strategic analysis and special studies » Publications and communications  2011 work plan » Agricultural productivity » Establishment of country SAKSS
  6. 6. 2. ReSAKSS 2010 Progress and 2011 Work Plan (II)  Discussion and recommendations on demand-driven strategic analysis and special studies » Good, as it allows flexibility in work plan » Articulate clearly how this operates  Discussion and recommendations on 2011 work plan on agricultural productivity » Relevant » Need to look at from different lenses: policy, M&E, programmatic
  7. 7. 3. M&E report – discussion and recommendations  Follow-up communications and key messages for PP  Timing of report » Feedback of SC » Subject to and feedback from stakeholders
  8. 8. 4. M&E into MA platforms – discussion and recommendations M&E  MA is critical MA indicators should be captured and reported in M&E Roles, activities and outputs of institutions involved must be clarified » NPCA must coordinate this to avoid duplication
  9. 9. 5. Establishment of Country SAKSS: Architecture (I) A structured network of policy-making, research and implementation partners » made up of 3 distinct but interrelated components: SAKSS Node Node, Network, and Oversight Body » institutionalised within relevant country structures (ministries, planning units, research institutions, knowledge management organs, etc.)
  10. 10. SAKSS Node (or Secretariat of 3-6 people) Composition and Funding Functions Coordinator: renowned research  Set up and maintain active Network manager from the country  Raise funds to manage competitive Accounting: for competent grants to address key knowledge management of competitive research gaps relating to NAIP grants  Facilitate capacity strengthening of Research Assistance: follow up with network (using ReSAKSS, etc.) research by network  Provide quality control of Network Communications: website, policy outputs briefs, newsletters, seminars, reports,  Synthesize, manage and generate etc. knowledge products from Network $xx-xx/yr for salaries and basics outputs Government o Funded by: Government (up to xx%)  Facilitate use of knowledge and REC (up to xx%) budget component of products in decision making Minimum of $xx/yr for competitive processes via OB, etc. grants captured in NAIP  Provide information to ReSAKSS o Funded by: Donorsto M&E related (up to xx%), Coordinator for regional and Government (up to xx%) and REC (up continental CAADP M&E to xx%)
  11. 11. SAKSS Network Composition Functions/Activities Statistical bureaus  Express interest in Universities network Think Tanks  Provide and update info NGOs and FBOs on expertise and capacity Consultancies and  Apply for research grant Individuals  Receive grants and Locally-based training international  Deliver on TORs (e.g. organizations data, analysis, training, etc.)
  12. 12. Oversight Body Composition Functions Chair: e.g. PS of  Governance Min of Agriculture (guidance and Members: oversight of SAKSS agricultural sector node activities) development  Channel knowledge institutions (state and evidence and non-state (recommendations) actors) to policy makers Secretary: SAKSS Node coordinator
  13. 13. 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 work with funding and guidance for set- ReSAKSS to provide training to up and operations of SAKSS Network for national capacity development
  14. 14. Discussion and Decision Points for BM Discussion points » Based on the endorsed CAADP M&E framework, does the ReSAKSS 2010 Annual Trends and Outlook ( 2010 CAADP Continental M&E Report) provide sufficient information on progress in CAADP implementation? » Take note of the roles and responsibilities of the different actors (AUC, NPCA, RECs, Pillars, Countries, ReSAKSS, others) in the establishment and operation of the Country SAKSS Decision points » Based on the lead presentation, follow discussions and issues raised above, review and endorse 2010 CAADP Continental M&E Report » Review and endorse roles and responsibilities of the different actors in the establishment and operation of the Country SAKSS