WA rev planning June2020

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Africa RISING West Africa Project
Review and planning meeting {Ghana Project Partners}
24 - 25 June 2020
Tamale, Ghana
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Objectives

  1. Review progress, activities and results for 2019/20 season.
  2. Plan for implementation of activities in 2020/21 season.
  3. Share updates with partners about project implementation and future direction.


AGENDA
24 June
08:00 Registration – P. Abitoma
08:15 Participants introduction, agenda overview – W. Ofori-Duah
08:30 Opening/welcome remarks

  • Michael Abberton, IITA WA Hub Director/West Africa PSC Chair {virtual}
  • I. Hoeschle-Zeledon, Africa RISING ESA & WA Project Manager {virtual}

09:00 Updates from the project - Fred Kizito

09:30 Break & Group photo {15 min pres. per theme + 15 min. discussion}

10:00 Review presentations

  • 10:00 – 10:30 Farming systems {virtual} – J. Groot, WUR
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Gender, policy and socioeconomic dimensions – A. Adams, CSIR-STEPRI
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Nutrition {veg. production, value addition, nutritional messaging} – M. Saaka, UDS
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Modeling – F. Kizito, IITA
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Agronomy {incl. crop livestock interactions} – N. Abdulrahman, IITA
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Postharvest mechanization – B. Kotu, IITA
13:00 Lunch

14:00 Review presentations

  • 14:00 – 14:30 Livestock management – A. Ayantunde, ILRI/ S. Salifu, CSIR-ARI
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Natural resource management {soil & water resources} – W. Agyare, KNUST / E. Annan, KNUST

15:00 Using SIAF in gender analysis: Examples from recent research in West Africa {virtual} – G. Fischer
15:20 Preparations for work planning break-out groups – F. Kizito
15:30 Work planning group discussions

16:30 Working break

17:30 End of day 1


25 June [Day 2]
08:00 Presentation of draft workplans developed {5 min pres. per theme + 10 min. discussion}
10:00 Feedback to Partners on M&E & Data Management – B. Ebito, IITA

10:30 Break

11:00 M&E in West-Africa: current activities and way forward {virtual} – C. Azzarri, IFPRI
11:30 Lessons from AR-SAIRLA project {virtual} – G. Fischer, IITA
11:50 Partners go back into groups to refine workplans based on feedback received

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Refining of workplans continued
15:00 Briefing back about adjustments to workplans {5 minutes max per theme}
16:00 Discussion of next steps - F. Kizito
16:15 Closing remarks – I. Hoeschle-Zeledon/F. Kizito

16:30 Break/End of meeting

18:30 Closing cocktail


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