Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Thursday, October 31, 2013


28 October - 1 November 2013. Nairobi, Kenya. The capitalization workshop was an event that gathered PAEPARD partners and some stakeholders (including representatives of coordinators and AIFs) to share lessons learnt since they participated in PAEPARD. The workshop was followed by a planning meeting of the 4 years extension of the project. The African and European partners of PAEPARD II participated in this meeting as well as representatives from consortia created under call 1 and call 2;some AIF representatives,  and representatives of AAAPD-E, INSARD and the private sector.

The objectives of the Capitalization workshop and planning meeting were:
  1. To share the lessons learnt in the past 4 years of the implementation of PAEPARD activities so as to draw best practices that can be disseminated/scaled up/out to stakeholders who want to engage in multi-stakeholder partnerships. 
  2. To draw the causes of the failure in multi-stakeholder partnerships in order to inform the ARD stakeholders. 
  3. To discuss the role/importance of an external AIF/broker in the multi-stakeholder partnerships specifically in the ULP; 
  4. To distribute roles and responsibilities among PAEPARD partners for the next for years extension and discuss the necessity of bringing in new partners. 

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