WA rev planning May2019

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Africa RISING West Africa Project
Review and planning meeting
14 - 16 May 2019
Accra, Ghana
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Objectives

  1. Review progress, operations and results for 2018/19 season.
  2. Plan for implementation of activities in 2019/20 season.
  3. Share updates with partners about project implementation and new directions.


AGENDA
14 May [Day 1]
08:00 Registration
08:30 Participants introduction, agenda overview
08:45 Opening/welcome remarks

  • IITA WA Hub Director/PSC Chair - M. Abberton

09:00 Updates from the project and program - I. Hoeschle-Zeledon - Zeledon
09:30 Review of progress with implementation of project logframe – F. Kizito
10:00 Break & group photo
10:30 Updates from USAID - J.Glover
11:00 Review presentations
[Systematic reporting from one activity to the next for Ghana and Mali. There will only be 3 mins. presentation + 2 mins. discussion per sub-activity. Presenters to use the PowerPoint template provided. Individuals indicated in the brackets to collate & assemble the activity ppt.]

  • Activity 1.1.1 [Ghana - N. Abdulrahman; Mali – JB. Tignegre]
  • Activity 1.1.2 [Ghana & Mali – A. Ayantunde]
  • Activity 1.1.3 [Mali – K. Descheemaeker]

13:00 Lunch
14:00 Review presentations cont’d…

  • Activity 1.2.1 [Ghana – F. Kizito; Mali – K. Traore]
  • Activity 1.2.2 [Ghana – Z. Adimassu]
  • Activity 1.3.1 [Ghana – B. Kotu]
  • Activity 2.1.1 [Ghana – J. Groot; Mali – JB. Tignegre]
  • Activity 2.1.2 [Ghana – M. Saaka]
  • Activity 3.1.1 [Ghana – C. Osei]
  • Activity 3.2.1 [Ghana – J. Groot]
  • Activity 4.1.1 [Ghana & Mali – B. Kotu]

15:30 Break
16:00 Review presentations cont’d…

  • Activity 4.1.2 [Ghana – C. Osei]
  • Activity 4.2.1 [Ghana – G. Fischer]
  • Activity 4.3.1 [Ghana – J. Groot]
  • Activity 4.3.2 [Mali – B. Sogouba]
  • Activity 4.4.1 [Mali – B. Zemadim]

16:30 Discussion of general issues arising from review presentations
17:00 End of day 1


15 May [Day 2]
08:00 Feedback and insights from ESA Project – M. Bekunda
08:30 Applicability of the results of AR typology work – M. Michalscheck
08:40 Integrating gender analysis into SIAF: Examples from recent research in West Africa – G. Fischer

08:50 Discussion of the two presentations – facilitated process

09:30 Resilience in smallholder agriculture - perspectives from USAID – J. Glover
10:00 Break
10:30 Applications of SIAF at community/landscape level – E. Thuijsman
11:00 Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management in AR West Africa – B. Ebito
11:30 Presentation & feedback on draft work plans developed after the pre-planning meetings held in Ghana & Mali [to be done following the order of activities as presented in the logframe]
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Presentation & feedback on draft work plans cont’d…
15:00 Work planning break-out groups (to refine drafts based on feedback received)

  • Ghana
  • Mali

16:00 Break
16:30 Workplan refining cont’d…
17:30 End of day 2


16 May [Day 3]
08:00 Briefing back from sub-activity leaders about the adjustments done to their workplans
10:00 Break
10:30 Communications session - J.Odhong & W.Ofori-Duah
11:30 Discussion of next steps
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Team building games
15:30 Closing remarks
16:00 End of review & planning/ Any other adjunct meetings


19:00 Closing cocktail


17 May [Day 4]
08:30 West Africa Project Steering Committee