JOLISAA Consortium final international meeting

26–28 May 2013
Desmond Tutu Conference Centre, AACC, Nairobi-Westlands, Kenya






The final international meeting (so-called "G3") of the EU-funded JOLISAA (Joint Learning in Innovation Systems in African Agriculture) consortium with partners from Benin, Kenya, South Africa, France and the Netherlands finalised outputs from the collaborative case assessments of agricultural innovation systems and assessed joint learning.

The meeting was co-organised by Bernard Triomphe (CIRAD) and Geoffrey Kamau (KARI).


Participants




No.
Partner
Last name
First name
Country
1
WUR-LEI
Van den Berg
Jolanda
Netherlands
2
WUR
Almekinders
Conny
Netherlands
3
WUR
Crane
Todd
Netherlands
4
ICRA
Sellamna
Nour
France
5
ICRA
Hawkins
Richard
UK / Netherlands
7
ETC
Meijboom
Marianne
Netherlands
8
ETC
Waters-Bayer
Ann
Germany/Netherlands
9
UAC-FSA
Vodouhe
Davo
Benin
10
UAC-FSA
Floquet
Anne
Benin
11
UAC-FSA
Mongbo
Rock
Benin
12
UAC-FSA
Tossou
Rigobert
Benin
13
UP
Stevens
Joe
South Africa
14
UP
Letty
Brigid
South Africa
15
UP
Rootman
Gerrit
South Africa
16
CIRAD
Triomphe
Bernard
France
17
KARI
Kamau
Geoffrey
Kenya
18
KARI
Kirigua
Violet
Kenya
19
KARI
Kavoi
Justice
Kenya
20
KARI / PK
Ng'ang'a
Teresiah
Kenya


Key dates

  • Saturday 25 May: Arrival of participants and transfer to AACC
  • 26-28 May: JOLISAA G3 meeting (2.5 days)
  • 28-29 May (2 x 0.5 days) : Preparation of JOLISAA presentations, participation in EAFIF
  • 29-31 May (2.5 days): AISA international workshop
  • 1-2 June: Debriefing AISA + JOLISAA / Departure of participants

Agenda

Sunday 26 May

09:009:30 Workshop opening & introduction
  • Word of welcome, Dr. Joseph Mureithi, DDG, KARI
  • Introduction to the workshop by Bernard Triomphe (JOLISAA coordinator) & Geoffrey Kamau (KARI, Kenya JOLISAA coordinator, workshop host)

Session 1: JOLISAA 40 months down the road:Reflection on innovation assessment approach and joint learning process

Session facilitators: Joe S. & Marianne M, Richard Hawkins

09:30–10:15 JOLISAA at Month 40: where are we? How did we get there? What have we learned?
  • 9:30-9:40 Introduction: Objectives, dynamics to be followed
  • 9:40 JOLISAA achievements, Anoverview (B. Triomphe)
  • 10:00 Joint Learning highlights (J. Van den Berg)

10:2010:30 Health break (or at leisure during small group work)

  • 10:30–11.20 Work in two small groups
  • 11:20–11.50 Plenary feedback session: lessons learned


Session 2 – Results of the Collaborative Case Assessment
Session facilitators: Conny A, Jolanda vdB, Roch M., (Ann WB?)

11:50–12:00 Introduction: Objectives, methods and timing of presentation
12:0016:00 Taking stock
  • 12:00 Results from the CCA-South Africa: Brigid Letty & Joe Stevens
  • 12:30 Results from the CCA-Benin: Davo Vodouhe & Anne Floquet
13:0013:45 Lunch
  • 14:00 Results from the CCA- Kenya: Geoffrey Kamau / Q & A
  • 14:30 Results of the global cross-analysis / Q & A + cards
  • 15:00 Plenary discussion on CCA reports presented: similarities, contrasts, doubts, etc.
15:4016:00 Health break
16:0018:00 Validating and improving the CCA & global cross-analysis reports
  • 16:00 Introduction & guidelines for group work
  • 16:10 Group work: critical review of results & recommendations

18:30–19:00 Debriefing meeting (co-organizer team + any volunteers)

Monday 27 May

8:30–8:45 Recap of previous day & Program of the day
  • 8:45–10:00 Plenary Session 2 / Suggestions and recommendations for finalizing CCA reports & X-Analysis
10:0010:20 Health break


Session 3 – Policy implications and recommendations
Session facilitators: Brigit L., Davo V & Nour S.

10:3013:00 Policy recommendations
  • 10:30–10:40 Policy messages- South Africa: Brigid L. & J. Stevens/ Q & A + cards
  • 10:40–10:50 Policy messages - Benin: Davo V. & Anne F. / Q & A + cards
  • 10:50–11:00 Policy messages - Kenya: Geoffrey K. / Q & A + cards
  • 11:00–11:20 Overall Q&A + use of cards: National policy messages / issues
  • 11:20–11:35 Policy messages – Results of econsultation: Ann WB / Q & A
  • 11:35–13:00 Overall discussions on national and global policy messages
13:0013:45 Lunch
Session 5 – JOLISAA key outputs & products
Session facilitators: Todd C. & Anne F

14:0015:00 Learning Resource Bank
  • 14:00 Presentation (Nour)
  • 14:30 Discussion, validation & recommendations

15:00–17:45 Other key JOLISAA outputs to be developed by project’s end
  • 15:00 Series of short presentations of outlines / plans / status for key JOLISAA deliverables,
    followed by discussions: validation of outline / plans, constitution of teams, calendar, etc
15:40–16:00 Health break
18:00–18:30 Debriefing (Organizers’ team + any volunteers)

Tuesday 28 May

8:30–8:45 Recap of previous day & Program of the day


Session 6: Planning ahead for the last months of JOLISAA
Session facilitators: Bernard T., Brigid L.

08:4510:00
  • AISA-related products (collective document, oral paper and 4-pagers for eproceedings)
  • Planning for finalization & delivery of JOLISAA deliverables (including analytical framework and guidelines; CCA individual, national & global reports, and policy briefs – based on results from Session 5)
  • JOLISAA technical and financial reports (clarification of expectations, formats)
10:00 - 10:20 Health break


Session 7: Post-JOLISAA
Session facilitators: Geoffrey K, Jolanda vB

10:2011:30 Collaborations among JOLISAA partners post-JOLISAA
  • Publication projects (based on outlines to be shared by potential lead authors)
  • New projects or initiatives

11:30–12:30 G3 synthesis & closure
  • Synthesis (BT)
  • Official closure (GK / KARI DDG)
  • Short evaluation (individual form filling, oral sharing of key points)
12:3013:30 Lunch