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ReSAKSS Activities in Support of CAADP Implementation Joseph Karugia Coordinator, ReSAKSS-ECA ReSAKSS Stakeholder Workshop Nairobi, 27 th January, 2014
Outline Introduction How ReSAKSS Works Activities/Outputs/Outcomes Workshop objectives
Introduction RSAKS S Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System Information and knowledge management system Established in 2006 Supports evidence and outcome-based planning and implementation of agricultural-sector policies and strategies in Africa
Introduction Offers high-quality analyses and knowledge products to: – improve policymaking – track progress – facilitate policy dialogue, benchmarking, review and mutual learning processes of CAADP implementation agenda Africa-wide initiative organized in nodes
ReSAKSS Organization 1 Africa-wide and 3 regional nodes: »IFPRI: ReSAKSS-AW »ILRI: ReSAKSS-ECA »IITA: ReSAKSS-WA »IWMI: ReSAKSS-SA Key partners »AUC »NPCA »RECs (COMESA, ECOWAS, SADC) Funding BMGF, DfID, IFAD, Netherlands, SIDA, USAID
Other partners… Food prices and food security in Eastern Africa – ASARECA Government: Ministries (agriculture, trade, planning, etc.); national CAADP teams, national statistical authorities, revenue authorities, NARs Policy research institutes: KIPPRA, ESRF, EPRC, EDRI, Tegemeo Institute, universities Regional organizations : ACTESA, COMESA BC, EABC, EAC, EAGC, EAFF, IGAD CGIAR Centres
How ReSAKSS Works Common agenda across all the ReSAKSS nodes: – Strategic Analysis – Knowledge Management and Communication – Capacity Building – Monitoring and Evaluation of CAADP is integral to all of the above
evidence- and outcome-based planning and implementation of agricultural-sector policies and strategies in Africa Strategic Analysis and Monitoring of CAADP and Agricultural Performance in Africa Knowledge Management, Capacity Strengthening, and Policy Communications support review and dialogue
How ReSAKSS Works Work plans are defined through a consultative process with stakeholders Driven by AUC/NPCA/RECs – who serve as Chairs of Steering Committees Wide range of collaborative networks of users and suppliers of knowledge and research products
How ReSAKSS Works Members of Steering Committee of ReSAKSS-ECA: – COMESA - Chair – EAC – IGAD – NPCA – Government Representatives – ASARECA – Eastern African Farmers Federation (EAFF) – East Africa Business Council (EABC) – COMESA Business Council – SADC- Chair of ReSAKSS-SA – Observers: Donor Representatives; Coordinators of other ReSAKSS Nodes – ReSAKSS-ECA - Secretariat
Work/Activities of ReSAKSS-ECA Strategic analysis: – Sources of growth and investment priorities – Trade impact of NTBs in EAC; impact of CET in COMESA region; impact of intra-regional trade on welfare; analysis of trade openness; gender and intra-regional trade – Trends, drivers, and determinants of food prices in Eastern Africa – Livestock in CAADP CGE modelling – Research on ATOR feature topics – productivity, agriculture expenditures, trade and resilience
Work/Activities of ReSAKSS-ECA Knowledge management: – ReSAKSS website - data, knowledge products – WPs, briefs, e-newsletter, presentations, posters – ReSAKSS twitter http://twitter.com/resakss ; Facebook; flicker, slide-sharehttp://twitter.com/resakss – Database of agric and RD indicators – Continuous uploading of materials Important tool for review and mutual learning
ReSAKSS Website: www.resakss.orgwww.resakss.org
Work/Activities of ReSAKSS-ECA Capacity building: Targeted training on Economic modelling Policy analysis M&E GIS Database design and management Project Planning and Management Demand for these is very high in the region Technical support to countries, COMESA/ACTESA, EAC, EAFF, and others Establishment/Strengthening of Country SAKSS
Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking CAADP M&E Indicators – 10% budget allocation; 6% agricultural growth, etc. Continental, regional, and national ATORs Feed into national, regional (e.g. COMESA ministerial), and continental (e.g. CAADP PP) review mechanisms Mapping investments (governments, donors, etc.) Alignment and mutual accountability Dynamics of intraregional trade in food staples COMESA, EAC, ACTESA, USAID - indicator Implementation of regional agreements/commitments affecting trade in food staples Support to advocacy/lobbying efforts
Establishment/Strengthening of Country SAKSS Nodes Technical assistance to establish sustainable country knowledge systems to support implementation of national agriculture and food security investment plans For review, benchmarking, dialogue, learning
SAKSS : Broker of Strategic Analysis/Knowledge Policy Analysis Units Think Tanks, Central Bank Statistics Bureaus, Universities, FBOs Parliament, PS, FBOs, Donors, Directors Broker DemandSupply SAKSS Network SAKSS Node SAKSS Oversight Body Identify and sensitize knowledge gaps Synthesize knowledge Mobilize and coordinate knowledge generation Facilitate training … Express interest and buy into vision Align knowledge generation activities Receive funding and training … Credence of SAKSS in CAADP process Governance Channel knowledge and evidence to policy makers …
Workshop objectives Disseminate key ReSAKSS knowledge products Brainstorm on how to strengthen strategic partnerships and collaborations for effective implementation of ReSAKSS agenda Launch the AgInvest Portal – An interactive tool for tracking and mapping agricultural investments
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