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PROLINNOVA Global networking for local innovativeness. Monique Salomon PROLINNOVA South Africa STEPS Centre Symposium 2009 24 September The Freeman Centre, University of Sussex. Session 2: Grassroots/ bottom up innovation: How to facilitate emergence and flourishing.
PROLINNOVA South Africa
STEPS Centre Symposium 2009
TheFreeman Centre, University of Sussex
Session 2: Grassroots/ bottom up innovation: How to facilitate emergence and flourishing
If and how can we:
“Yes we can….
or at least we are working on it”
Est. 1999: as international multi-stakeholder network; connecting “islands of success” (e.g. LEISA, Promoting Farmer Innovation, Indigenous Soil and Water Innovations, Farmer Field Schools)
Focus: Farmers/resource users as innovators, stimulating their innovative capacity, and promote partnerships and methodologies that support local innovation processesWho is “we”
Over 100 organisations(Nov 2006)
Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Moçambique, Niger,
Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and
Sahel Region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal)
Asia: Cambodia, Nepal, Pacific Region (Solomon
Latin America: Andes Region (Bolivia, Peru,
Ecuador)Global Partnership Programme
Farmer-led participatory innovation for sustainable development (PID) works and should be mainstreamed and institutionalized within formal R&D and education
Effective research and extension supports and stimulates local innovation processes, and forms strong partnerships with farmers, farmer organisations, Universities, R&D, and CSO’sWhat brings PROLINNOVA partners together
Farmers, development agents, scientists and policy makers engaging in open and democratic spaces to share experiences, learn from and support each other
Creating the evidence: Studies of local innovation, farmer-led participatory innovation development (PID) on the ground, and Documenting this
Establishing national and sub-national multi-stakeholder platforms for information sharing, joint learning and institutionalizing PID
Capacity building and curriculum development in PID
Policy dialogue and mainstreaming PID at local,
district and national levelCountry-driven activities
Country/regional programmes are hosted by local, experienced civil society organizations (CSO’s); Coordinated by multi-stakeholder steering committees, also at international level
ETC EcoCulture (Secretariat), IIRR Philippines, Centre for International Cooperation/Free University of Amsterdam, and IED Afrique
DGIS (NL),and CTA, DURAS, EED, IFAD, Misereor, Oxfam-Novib, Research-into-Use, Rockefeller Foundation, Worldbank; Country Programmes are run with own contribution (cash and kind).
By M Saidou, JM Dipo, S Haoua, A Mamane
Improved designs preferred:
smoking bought fish in new oven
(incl farmer-led documentation)
Innovation Support Funds)
(e.g. HIV/AIDS, climate change)
PROLINNOVA International Secretariat
c/o ETC EcoCulture
Kastanjelaan 5, P.O. Box 63
3830 AB Leusden, The Netherlands
Tel +31 33 432 6024