Thursday, 4 February 2010

Workshop on inclusive partnerships for agricultural research for development

3 February 2010 - 4 February 2010. Nairobi, Kenya. A two-day workshop was held to bring together key stakeholders to discuss how agricultural research for development partnerships can be made more effective and thus contribute more to development impact for the poor. 

The Partnership Workshop aimed to increase understanding of how to connect research with development through partnerships including issues, best practices and ways forward. The Partnership Workshop had the following objectives:

  1. Increase understanding about what works in terms of organizing partnerships for impact for the poor from agricultural research for development stakeholders, including success factors, weaknesses and challenges
  2. Identify the factors that lead to success and develop an agenda for future action research to improve the effectiveness and impact of agricultural research for development partnerships
  3. Influence donors to apply their funding to support the changes necessary for effective partnerships that meet the needs of the poor, including mutual accountability and trust, indicators of effectiveness, and management guidelines
The Partnership Workshop was organized by the CGIAR Institutional Learning and Change Initiative (ILAC) and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (GFAR). It was made possible by a generous grant from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Workshop was be hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Reference: Workshop leaflet