Presentation on theme: "1 ACTION PLANNING WORKSHOP ~ SUMMARY How to boost Non State Actor participation in CAADP? Johannesburg, 20th October 2010."— Presentation transcript:
1 ACTION PLANNING WORKSHOP ~ SUMMARY How to boost Non State Actor participation in CAADP? Johannesburg, 20th October 2010
2 How to boost Non State Actor participation in the CAADP process? Background CAADP and Non-State Actors Multi-stakeholder participation ~ a core principle of the CAADP process Quality of participation recognised as inconsistent by the 6th Partnership Platform, and a working group formed The role of Non State Actors Policy development and investment planning Implementation Accountability The focus of the working group Inclusion of less powerful stakeholders i.e. not large private sector actors Producer Organisations, CSOs/ NGOs, Private Sector, Parliamentarians
3 How to boost Non State Actor participation in the CAADP process? Themes of options paper with feedback The good news! High-level of consensus and support CAADP is boosting participation Opportunity to tackle structural problems, needing long-term solutions Key issues limiting the participation of NSA in CAADP Legitimacy Resources Capacity - process & technical Awareness Standards Accountability - platforms and parliamentarians Balance of interests - gender, grassroots and comprehensiveness (all pillars) Leadership and co-ordination
4 How to boost Non State Actor participation in the CAADP process? Workshop outputs 1.Guideline standards for participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP To establish a clear benchmark for quality participation, with detail on who, what, when and how. To provide a model for stakeholders to adapt to their own context To build on other reference documents e.g. implementation guide, post-compact guidelines, donor guidelines, mutual accountability framework 2. Set of recommended interventions Concrete set of actions that will close the gap between the current reality and the desired state as articulated in the guidelines. These outputs incorporate feedback received on the options paper How to translate clarity on issues, into a detailed plan to boost NSA participation?
5 DRAFT CONTENT Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in the CAADP process CAADP Non-State Actor Working Group
6 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP Content How? Choosing representative organisations Working in partnership Financing Non-State Actor participation Communicating with stakeholders Mutual accountability for performance Building capacity 1. COUNTRY-LEVEL Goals The purpose of Non-State Actor participation in CAADP Success criteria for quality participation Who? State and Non-State Actors in the CAADP process What & when? The roles of key stakeholders in generating quality participation 2. REGIONAL-LEVEL 3. CONTINENTAL-LEVEL
7 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP Goals ~ Purpose of NSA participation in CAADP Planning improving the quality of strategy setting, policy development and investment planning due to their input, expertise and buy-in. Evidence-based advocacy for stakeholders Implementation aligning human and financial resources behind priorities acting as service providers Accountability holding CAADP partners accountable for delivery on behalf of target beneficiaries
8 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP Goals ~ Success criteria for quality participation NSA with a stake in CAADP should: Be aware of the CAADP process, and understand it Have clear and timely channels for input that successfully influences decisions Provide representation for the interests of key constituencies during decision-making. This includes women and men, the grassroots, and across the four pillars. Ensure decisions and reporting are evidence-based Receive clear communication on progress Understand their role in implementation and align behind the strategy Have the capacity to participate as needed Generate adequate resources to fulfil their role Feel a joint sense of ownership for CAADP along with their government partners All CAADP Partners (including NSA) have a role in meeting these criteria
9 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP Who? ~ Non-State and State Actors with a stake in CAADP CITIZENS Consumers and producers CONSTIT- UENCIES Non-State Actors CBOs FBOs Academia CSO/NGOs Media Agri-businesses INGOs Commodity Associations Women’s Orgs Farms SMEs Ag Workers Unions Co-operatives Parl’t Gov’t Multiple ministries Dev’t Partners COLLECTIVE BODIES Alliances Producer Orgs Networks Tech’l Committee Ministry of Ag Ag Donor Working Group CAADP COUNTRY TEAM Representative organisations for: Farmers/ producers Private Sector Women CSO/NGOs Knowledge Institutions No rep to maintain separation of exec and legislative arms of gov’t CAADP Focal Point plus others ADWG Chair plus others Core coalition to drive transformation of sector
10 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP Who? ~ The CAADP country team is key The CAADP country team provides the core coalition for change and should drive the transformation of the sector. It is not a permanent structure. Instead it exists to strengthen existing structures and processes for managing the sector. It should transcend the traditional silos. The country team is government led but not government owned. At least 50% of the country team should be representatives of Non-State Actors. The Non-State Actor representatives on the country team are the key focus for efforts to boost the participation on NSA constituencies The country team should ensure equal and equitable participation by women and men.
11 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP What, when? ~ roles of key stakeholders Stages CAADP milestones (esp. for country team) Non-State Actors - generally 1. ENGAGEMENT & PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Launch Country team formed Roadmap Seeking awareness Choosing representative organisations 2. ANALYSIS & PLANNING Stocktaking Roundtable & compact Investment plan Technical review Business meeting Inputting to process via representative organisations Sharing policy expertise Improving capacity Seeking understanding Engaging media 3. IMPLEMENTATION Implementation plan Detailed programme design Alignment of existing programmes Policy reforms Investment Aligning to new opportunities Increasing investment in priority areas Providing implementation capability 4. EVALUATION & REVIEW M&E reports Mutual review Adapting and replanning Sharing best practice and performance data Inputting to review process via representative organisations
12 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP What, when? ~ roles of key stakeholders Ministry of Agriculture GENERAL Inclusive facilitation of the overall CAADP process in a country 1. ENG’T & P’SHIP DEV’T Manage formation of the country team, including supporting NSA in choosing representatives (see slide 16) Briefing relevant technical committee in parliament Raising awareness of CAADP and the process with relevant NSA Support country team in developing an annual CAADP “roadmap”/ action plan Engaging media 2. ANALYSIS & PLANNING Establishing and managing inclusive decision-making processes Ensuring NSA input informs outcomes 3. IMPLE- MENTATION Communication campaign to highlight opportunities and promote alignment with NSA Outsourcing programmes to NSA as appropriate 4. EVAL & REVIEW Generating accurate performance data for M&E reports Convening platforms for mutual review Reporting to technical committee
13 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP What, when? ~ roles of key stakeholders NSA Representative Organisations GENERAL Supporting and representing the interests of key constituencies 1. ENG’T & P’SHIP DEV’T Creating work plans and budgets for outreach and representation of their constituency Securing finance for their work Engaging with parliamentarians 2. ANALYSIS & PLANNING Providing information and raising awareness of CAADP process with their constituency Consulting their constituency on key issues and advocating on their behalf Making expert input and commissioning policy research 3. IMPLE- MENTATION Communicating to their constituency to highlight opportunities and promote alignment Watchdog function 4. EVAL & REVIEW Checking M&E data reflects grassroots reality Representing constituency interests during mutual review process Reporting outcomes to parliamentarians Report on own impact to constituency
14 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP How? ~ 2. Working in partnership The CAADP country team should: Create an annual plan for implementation of the CAADP process with clear priorities, timeline, and roles and responsibilities for each member. Ensure the plan allows adequate time for representative organisations to inform and consult with their constituencies throughout the process. Individual representative organisations create their own action plans for delivery of their responsibilities Meet regularly (monthly) to review progress and address emerging issues
15 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP How? ~ Other aspects 4. Accountability See mutual accountability framework 5. Capacity building See capacity development strategy 6. Communicate and consult with NSA constituencies See communication strategy Country teams to achieve outreach through promoting media coverage Engage media through: 1.General training on CAADP, NPCA and African governance and development 2.Targeted briefings on CAADP 3.Press releases
16 Guideline standards for the participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP 2. Regional level ~ objectives for NSA representatives Objective 1: Representing NSA interests in regional process Mirror to country-level Except ~ Choice of representative organisations is made at regional conference of country-level NSA reps Objective 2: Supporting country-level NSA participation Communicate with national level constituency to ensure awareness Deliver value for money by addressing issues common across countries e.g. policy positions, capacity development, sharing best practice Advocacy and support for NSA participation at country-level Raising issues at REC level if irreconcilable at country-level Ensuring policy coherence between country and regional-levels Monitoring country-level performance through review of Mutual Accountability reports
17 DRAFT CONTENT Recommended interventions to boost participation of Non-State Actors in CAADP CAADP Non-State Actor Working Group
18 Recommended interventions to boost participation of NSA in CAADP Summary 1.Finalise, communicate and initiate guidelines 2.Establish Funds for NSA representatives 3.Implement Capacity Development Strategy 4.Establish co-ordination functions 5.Expand communication 6.Energise parliamentarians
19 Recommended interventions to boost participation of NSA in CAADP 3. Implement capacity development strategy Priority capacities to boost NSA participation For Non State Actor representatives: Knowledge of the CAADP process Communication and sensitisation Advocacy Negotiation Consultation Policy-making processes Budget analysis and tracking Understanding of comprehensive approach to agriculture and food security Gender awareness Presentation skills Technical knowledge of policy issues e.g. climate change Analysis of M&E data Understanding of “right to food” and legal frameworks For Government representatives: The value and methods of participatory policy-making Effective management of meetings and processes Gender awareness Also: Ensure resources are user-friendly and do not require technical knowledge See notes on capacity development workshop for more detail
20 Recommended interventions to boost participation of NSA in CAADP 5. Expand communication Purpose To increase the awareness and understanding of CAADP with Non-State Actors How? 1.Review the CAADP communication strategy to ensure it serves the interests of Non-State Actors. Consider: expanding the mailing list targetted communications increasing information flows extending planning horizon e.g. fix date of PP 6 months in advance 2.Develop standard communication resource to help country teams explain CAADP to NSA constituencies 3.Engage media (national, regional and continental) through: 1.General training on CAADP, NPCA and African governance and development 2.Targeted briefings on CAADP 3.Press releases
21 Recommended interventions to boost participation of NSA in CAADP 6. Energise parliamentarians Purpose To energise parliamentarians as a source of accountability between government and citizens How? 1.Guidelines “roadshow” should kick start improvements at country and regional-levels 2.NPCA to present to Pan-African Parliament whenever possible including sharing continental-level MAF report 3.Work through regional agencies to communicate with parliamentarians on CAADP 4.Include parliamentarians in capacity building and awareness-raising efforts 5.Promote field visits for parliamentarians to witness impact of improved policies, programmes and investments. NSA could proactively organise these.