Prolinnova International Partners Workshop (IPW)

27–28 May 2013
Desmond Tutu Conference Centre, All African Council of Churches (AACC), Nairobi-Westlands, Kenya


The annual learning and planning meeting of Prolinnova partners was hosted this year by Prolinnova–Kenya. A central topic of learning was the experience of the CPs and regional initiatives in strengthening community resilience to change (climate and other). This workshop was co-coordinated by Wim Hiemstra (ETC Foundation / Prolinnova International Secretariat), Marise Espineli (International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, IIRR) and Violet Kirigua (KARI).

Report on the Prolinnova IPW 2013:


Agenda
Time
Session

Arrival: Sunday, 26 May 2013
18:00
Dinner with IPW participants

DAY 1: Monday, 27 May 2013
08:30
Registration
Setting up market
09:00
Welcome:
- Opening speech by Bell Okello, NSC Chair
- Further brief speeches

Introduction to the IPW 2013 programme
09:30
Marketplace: showcasing CP achievements over past year (with coffee/tea)
10:30
PID to strengthen community resilience to change: experiences from CPs and regional programmes (including feedback from CLIC–SR & LINEX–CCA meetings)
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Partnership with CCAFS in social learning:
- Social learning: what does this mean?
- SOLLINKKA (SOcial Learning LINKing Knowledge with Action)
- CCIG (Climate Change, Innovation & Gender) workshop & follow-up
- Further planning
15:30
Coffee / tea
16:00
International Farmer Innovation Day (IFI) + International Year for Family Farming (IYFF):
- Experiences with IFI 2012 and planning IFI 2013 and 2014
- Involvement of other organisations
- Links with IYFF 2014
- Further planning possibly during Open Space
16:30
Fund acquisition: experiences & opportunities
- Example of Nuffic funding for PID training (Kenya, Uganda)
- Other examples at CP level
- Potential collaboration
- Other acquisition opportunities
17:30
Close of day’s programme

DAY 2: Tuesday, 28 May 2013
08:30
Governance issues:
- Report from POG meeting
- Farmers’ involvement in Country Platforms / National Steering Committees
- Farmers’ involvement in POG
- POG elections 2013 (nominations, procedure)
09:30
M&E:
- E-evaluation 2012 country and international level
- Extent of keeping commitments with minimal resources
- Experiences with regional collaboration
10:30
Open space – with coffee/tea – topics to be determined by participants and could include:
- Regional collaboration ??
- IFI / IYFF 2014 ??
- ??
- ??
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Review of IPW 2012 action list with further updates on, e.g.:
- GCARD, GFAR, GFRAS etc
- Integrating PID into universities
15:00
Planning:
- Action plan 2013–14
- New strategy to follow Prolinnova’s 2011–15 strategy
- Location IPW 2014: Inventory of interests
15:30
Coffee/tea
16:00
Preparing for Prolinnova inputs into AISA workshop
Other issues raised by CPs
17:00
Evaluation of IPW 2013
17:30
Close of IPW
followed by visit to Eastern Africa Farmer Innovation Fair (EAFIF) on 29 May 2013