Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


2-3 December 2010, Dakar, Senegal. MANAGEMENT TEAM MEETING (MTM) and Steering Committee (SC) of PAEPARD. 

During the Brussels meeting held on 11 and 12th February, participants agreed on the fact that there was a necessity for an intermediary organ between the Steering Committee and the coordination/management of the project. This organ was called Management Team Meeting (MTM). It is composed of work package leaders, co-leaders and the 2 co-managers.

The periodicity of its meetings was fixed at six months with the possibility of extra-ordinary meeting whenever the need arise. The first meeting was held in Accra on 27-28 May. The second one which was an extraordinary was held during the FARA General Assembly, in Ouagadougou July 20th to validate the Guidelines on Innovation Partnerships. Partners agreed to meet before the end of the year to evaluate the progress made so far.

During the months of October and November 2010 there PAEPARD organised an online discussion on the internal consultations process, the slow track and the fast track process and the way forward including the brokerage events in the year 2 and year 3. Discussions led to agree that the MTM followed by the Steering Committee meetings should take place in Dakar on the 2-3 December 2010 after the Forum sur la Productivite des Exploitations organized by the Conseil National de Concertation et de Cooperation des Ruraux (CNCR).

Prior to the MTM meeting the African co-manager, the Accountant of PAEPARD met the European Co-Manager and the Business Manager of AGRINATURA to finalize the technical and financial reports according to EC format and elaborate the budget revision. They had a 2-day meeting in Brussels on 22-23 November. The following outputs were achieved during the MTM in Dakar:

  • AIDCO requirements on financial reporting clarified
  • Agreed technical and financial reports of the year 1 to be submitted to the Steering Committee for approval.
  • Agreed dates and process for the selection of the FP7 consortia which will be supported in the fast track
  • Agreed proposal for the call for concept notes, and how to facilitate with “seed funding”.
  • Agreed Work Plan and budget for the year 2 to be submitted to the Steering Committee for approval (including a plan for covering the 20% own contribution)
  • Agreed communication strategy
  • Agreed M&E workshop
  • Agreed management arrangements and procedures

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