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FANRPAN Partners Meeting
13 June 2011


FANRPAN Partners' Meeting 2011
13 June 2011
ARC Convention Centre, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa
Hon. Sindiso Ngwenya played host to 78 delegates at the Annual FANRPAN Partners' Meeting on 13 June 2011 in Pretoria, South Africa. Partners incorporated members of the FANRPAN nodes, diplomats, donors, government officials, media and consultants.

The Chairman of the FANRPAN Board, Hon Sindiso Ngwenya, set the tone of the proceedings by delivering an inspirational talk. This was followed by the CEO of FANRPAN, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, who delivered an overview of FANRPAN, incorporating a history and evolution of FANRPAN as well as recent highlights.

The event showcased FANRPAN projects in five thematic thrusts:
  • Food systems
  • Natural resources and environment
  • Social protection and livelihoods
  • Agricultural productivity and markets
  • Institutional strengthening and capacity building
Delegates were presented with an information pack which contained a synopsis of each of the FANRPAN projects. FANRPAN publications and project posters were on display. The programme also included the screening of two videos: Conservation Agriculture (CA) and the Theatre for Advocacy (TPA) project. The TPA and the Household Assets Vulnerability Assessment (HAVA), previously Househould Vulnerability Index (HVI), projects included panel discussions. This was complemented by a presentation on Communication and Advocacy.

The afternoon session incorporated Partners’ responses and proved to be interactive and thought-provoking. This was followed by a brief session whereby partners and FANRPAN staff interacted with each other. The closing remarks were made by Mr Ajay Vashee, a farmer representative in the FANRPAN Board.

The event proved to be successful and paves the way for the FANRPAN Regional Policy Dialogue which takes place in Swaziland, 19 to 23 September.
 

Agenda

SESSION ONE: WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS AND OVERVIEW OF FANRPAN
08h00 - 08h30 Registration
08h30 - 09h30 Introductions
Opening remarks Chairman of FANRPAN Board of Governors, Hon. Sindiso Ngwenya (COMESA Secretary-General)
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09h30 - 10h00 Overview of FANRPAN Chief Executive Officer, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
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10h00 – 10h30 TEA BREAK and GROUP PHOTO


SESSION TWO: PRESENTATIONS OF ON-GOING PROJECTS BY FANRPAN TEAM LEADERS
10h30 – 11h00 Food Systems Thematic Thrust
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  • Update on CAADP processes
  • Strengthening civil society engagement in policy analysis, dialogue and implementation of the CAADP process
  • Platform for Africa - European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development Phase II
11h00 – 11h30 Natural Resources and Environment Thematic Thrust
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  • Challenge Programme for Water and Food (CPWF), Limpopo Basin Development Challenge
  • Climate change initiatives
  • Coordinating and advocating for Conservation Agriculture policies in southern Africa
11h30 – 12h00 Social Protection and Livelihoods Thematic Thrust
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  • Rural Livelihoods and Household Vulnerability
  • GIS Mapping and Livelihood Assessment in Pilot Countries
12h00 – 12h30 Agricultural Productivity and Markets Thematic Thrust
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  • Harmonized Seed Security Project (HaSSP)
  • Strengthening the Capacity of Women Farmers to Influence Agricultural Policy Development in Southern Africa – Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM)
12h30 – 13h00 Communications and Advocacy
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The Road to Durban
  • UNFCCC Conference of Parties, CoP17: Durban, South Africa – No Agriculture, No Deal
Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Thematic Thrust
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  • Economic Research and Agricultural Policy Harmonization: Strengthening Evidence-Based Agricultural Policy Advocacy and Harmonization in southern Africa
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH and NETWORKING


SESSION THREE: PLENARY SESSION - PARTNERS' RESPONSES
14h00 – 14h30 Discussions
14h30 – 15h30 Plenary Session Responses
  • Technical Partners: USAID, IDRC, WVI, Download file ILRI (421Kb ~ 1 min), GIZ, DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, SDC, CTA, Africa Carbon Credit Exchange, NEPAD, AGRA, ONE, SANSOR, ACBF, Download file IWMI (411Kb ~ 1 min)
  • Policy Makers
15h30 - 16h00 Remarks and way forward by FANRPAN Board of Governors
16h00 - 17h00 TEA
One–on–one meetings between Partners and FANRPAN Staff

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