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1 Benchmarking FANRPAN Policy Dialogues Node Common Visioning Workshop 2 April Pretoria Sithembile Ndema

2 Presentation Outline The FANRPAN Dialogue Model Objectives of a Multi – Stakeholder Dialogue Benchmarking Benchmark Indicators Key players Lessons for FANRPAN Some Issues for National Dialogue

3 Annual Regional Dialogues 2001:Agricultural policy making in Southern Africa: Issues and challenges 2002:Strengthening institutional capacity for policy research and analysis among stakeholders in the SADC region 2003:Regional Stakeholder Meeting on Agricultural Recovery, Food Security and Trade Policies in Southern Africa 2004:Policy strategies needed to promote permanent agricultural recovery and productivity growth in the SADC region 2005:Creating a conducive policy environment for a food secure Southern Africa YEARTHEME 2006:Creating a conducive policy environment for inputs intensification and market development for increased production and productivity 2007:Meeting the demand for effective Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis in Southern Africa “Triggers” for Agricultural Growth in Southern Africa 2008:Regional Strategies for Addressing the Global Food Crisis 2009:True Contribution of Agriculture to Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Southern Africa Maputo, Mozambique (first week September)

4 The FANRPAN Dialogue Model Multi-stakeholder dialogue- “An all-inclusive platform for discussion and sharing of views with the ultimate goal of generating resolutions”. Linking research to policy A 2-tier balancing act Convening power Evidence more than just scientific data Policy Dialogue-A process not just an event Pursuing the issue

5 Objectives of a Multi – Stakeholder Dialogue Promote effective Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policies Promote interactions between research, knowledge use and policy development Strengthening Voice platforms Contribute to policy process in a transparent manner Build trust between Gvt and CSOs

6 Benchmarking Why Benchmark Validate own performance Identify “best practices” - remodel the constitution & processes Who are the other players International AIDS Society Global Development Network IFPRI 2020 Conferences

7 Benchmark Indicators Selection of Topics / Themes – Agenda is set by participants – Enables entry of research evidence for dialogue Stakeholder participation & Country representation – Equal participation by all – Level of political representation Structure of Conferences Profile of key not conference speakers Dissemination of dialogue outputs/outcomes – Information is shared freely

8 Key Players: International AIDS Society Annual conferences since 1986 Selection of Topics / Themes – specific HIV and AIDS focus and relevant to developed and developing countries and to the overall IAS goal Stakeholder participation & Country representation- truly global, have a wider reach (more than 120 countries represented) Structure of Conferences – pre-conference workshops and post conference workshops, plenary sessions, parallel sessions and workshops Profile of key note conference speakers – wide range, from high- level politicians, representatives from international development agencies and AIDS activists Dissemination of dialogue outputs/outcomes – more than 100 conferences hubs in 40 countries through which proceedings are disseminated

9 Key Players: Global Development Network Annual conferences since 1999 Selection of Topics / Themes – reflect current issues and interests in the field at the same time allow for presentations on on-going and thematic programmes Stakeholder participation & Country representation – held in a different region each year, over 90 countries represented, policy makers, researchers and international development partners Structure of Conferences - pre-conference workshops and post conference workshops, plenary sessions, parallel sessions and workshops Profile of key note conference speakers – range from international development researchers, policy makers and heads of state Dissemination of dialogue outputs/outcomes – conference outputs, policy recommendations and relevant information are readily available on the website and can be downloaded

10 Key Players: IFPRI 2020 Conferences Annual conferences since 1995 Selection of Topics / Themes – reflect current issues and interests in the field Stakeholder participation & Country representation – have been held in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, policy makers, researchers, politicians and international development partners (over 200 participants Africa conference) Structure of Conferences - pre-conference workshops and post conference workshops, plenary sessions, parallel sessions and workshops Profile of key note conference speakers – range from international development researchers, policy makers and heads of state Dissemination of dialogue outputs/outcomes – conference outputs, policy recommendations and relevant information are readily available on the website and can be downloaded – produce a conference book, policy briefs, discussion papers and concept notes

11 Introduce/link with online dialogue – Bridge time gap between annual dialogues – Introduce and cover more topics – Harness views of broader stakeholder base – Regular/periodic outputs in line with key events Development of inter-node linkages for sharing of information and dialogue outputs Link dialogues to other dissemination channels and networks Lessons for FANRPAN

12 Some Issues for National Dialogue FANR Policies Food Security (Vulnerability and Targeting) CAADP Compact dialogues Biosafety Trade and Markets Agricultural Inputs (Seeds and Fertilizers) Water management Biofuels Climate Change True Contribution of Agriculture to Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Southern Africa

13 Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa Date: June 2009 To attend: Funding partners; FANRPAN Board Members; Technical Partners; Regional Economic Community Secretariats 2009 FANRPAN Development Partners’ Meeting

14 Theme: The True Contribution of Agriculture to Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Southern Africa Venue: Maputo, Mozambique Date: 31 August – 6 September 2009 Participants will include: Permanent Secretaries of Ministries of Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, representatives of regional organizations, including SADC and COMESA, FANRPAN Board and Secretariat members, funding partners and representatives from country nodes who include, farmer organizations, agri-business, development partner agencies, media and parliamentarians 2009 FANRPAN Annual Regional Dialogue

15 FANRPAN Regional Policy Dialogue Lusaka, September 2007 Dr. Sam Mundia Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Zambia Hon. Obed Dlamini Former Prime Minister Swaziland Hon. Ben Kapita Minister of Agriculture Zambia Prof. HK Amani Former FANRPAN Board Chair Dr. Lindiwe M. Sibanda FANRPAN CEO THANK YOU!


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