Monday, 26 April 2010

SCARDA Second Programme-wide Strategies & Lesson-learning Workshop (PSL 2)

Strengthening Capacity for Agricultural Research & Development in Africa (SCARDA) is a DFID-funded FARA Programme being implemented in the three sub-regions of sub-Saharan Africa (ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD & SADC/FANR). The purpose of SCARDA is "the capacity and performance of participating NARS improved in key areas of their agricultural research for development functions". The focus of SCARDA is to strengthen human and institutional capacity required for high quality agricultural research initially in 12 selected focal institutions spread out in the three implementing sub-regions.
SCARDA is currently hosting the 2nd Programme-wide Strategies & Lesson-learning Workshop (PSL 2) at the FARA Secretariat in Accra, Ghana. This Workshop will run from 26th to 29th April 2010 with participation from the implementing focal institutions, service providers, sub-regional organizations (SROs), and other stakeholders. It is aimed at sharing lessons and experiences gained during implementation  of the programme and to develop a strategy for a post-funding course of action. 
The following are pictorial highlights for Day 1 of the Workshop:

Group photo after the opening ceremony

Group Sessions on Day 1 (26 April 2010)