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GCARD3 Africa Regional Consultation on continental policies, frameworks and initiatives
April 28, 2016 - April 29, 2016
As an inclusive and participatory process, the GCARD3 dialogues are continuing through regional consultations to further deepen discussions on priority AR&D issues and come up with outcomes to inform policy processes. Discussions among regional stakeholders will improve understanding of the issues and required actions as well as foster partnerships. The Africa Regional Consultation will take place from 28th to 29th April 2016 through an online platform coordinated by FARA working in collaboration with GFAR and CGIAR. This will provide an opportunity to discuss and plan for better coordination with existing regional priorities and alignment processes. The consultations will focus on three mutually reinforcing sub-themes that ensure that AR&D contributes to the continent’s agricultural transformation.
1. African continental policies, frameworks and initiatives – moderated by Emmanuel Tambi, FARA
2. Africa taking advantage of science to address its agriculture development challenges – moderated by Kwesi Atta-Krah, CGIAR
3. Increasing the impact of the CGIAR and other international agriculture research organisations in Africa – moderated by Harry Palmier, GFAR
As a continental policy framework for Africa’s agriculture, CAADP underscores the need for increased agricultural productivity through the application of science, technology and innovation (STI). Through research and development, the contribution of STI to agricultural productivity cannot be overemphasized. In the context of CAADP, a number of continent-wide frameworks have been developed to promote agricultural productivity growth in Africa. These include: The Framework for African Agricultural Productivity (FAAP), the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A), the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA), the AfDB African Agricultural Transformation Agenda (AATA) which is a continent-wide strategy that prioritizes a business-driven approach to transforming African agriculture.
Join us for a discussion of the four questions for this sub-theme which will include:
1. How do respondents rate their familiarity with these frameworks?
2. Do these frameworks sufficiently capture the changes required to accelerate the transformation of agriculture in Africa?
3. What are the conditions for successful implementation of these frameworks?
4. How can the respondents and their organizations contribute to successful implementation of these frameworks?