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THE ICRA CONNECTION (PARTNERSHIP) Bob Booth ICRA. POLICY LEVEL IAR4D CONSULTATIVE MEETING. Conference Hall KARI HQ Thursday 17 th July 2008. ICRA. International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture Funding: 1.European CGIAR donor group: France Germany

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policy level iar4d consultative meeting

THE ICRA CONNECTION

(PARTNERSHIP)

Bob Booth

ICRA

POLICY LEVEL IAR4D CONSULTATIVE MEETING

Conference Hall

KARI HQ

Thursday 17th July 2008

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ICRA

International Centre

for development oriented Research in Agriculture

  • Funding:

1.European CGIAR donor group:

  • France
  • Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

2.Projects

  • Location: Central Office:

Wageningen, The Netherlands

icra s mission
Enhance the capacity of individuals, teams, organisations and institutions

to

collectively orientate and manage rural innovation processes

for

the betterment of rural livelihoods while sustaining available natural resources for future generations.

ICRA’s mission
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ICRA

ICRA is a capacity-building organisation that promotes rural innovation by strengthening the abilities of people and organisations (multiple stakeholders) to collaborate and learn from each other.

It does this by:

  • Developing multi-actor partnerships with national or regional organisations
  • Building national teams that can facilitate learning between rural development partners and develop academic learning programmes
  • Learningfrom experience and diffusing good practices to improve rural innovation and organisational change.
icra s strategy to meet the growing demand
ICRA’s strategy to meet the growing demand
  • Decentralising to the South
  • Responding to requests for assistance with tailor-made learning events, design of MSc programmes, supporting organisational change etc.
  • Strengthening capabilities of educational partner institutions to:
    • Provide tailor-made capacity building services to multi-stakeholder teams involved in rural innovation
    • Turn out students that are better equipped to manage rural innovation processes
  • Strengthening capacities of practitioners in rural innovation to use IAR4D approaches and realise the needed institutional change
  • Promote regional South-South and North-South capacity building partnerships
iar4d capacity building generic steps
IAR4D capacity building – Generic steps

Policy advocacy for IAR4D and doing business unusual

National plan and strategy to build and use IAR4D

Multi-stakeholder management and coordination mechanisms

“Training of trainers” in IAR4D approach and principles

Design and delivery of learning programmes

Collaborative pilot learning and implementation sites

Institutionalisation of IAR4D approach by innovation partners

Institutionalise IAR4D approach in university programmes

Regional collaboration & exchange of experience

institutionalising iar4d
Institutionalising IAR4D
  • In implementing institutions:
  • Additional knowledge acquisition workshops and field experience for trained teams during IAR4D implementation
  • Trained teams draw lessons from experience for institutional change
  • Assistance to managers to follow-through implications of lessons learnt for institutional change
  • In educational institutions:
  • Universities engage in rural innovation processes
  • Strengthen capabilities to deliver in-service capacity building services
  • Build IAR4D-learning into disciplinary undergraduate programmes
icra s capacity building institutional change partnerships

Mali: FAO, ICRAF

Maghreb: INRA,

univ., IPGRI

Cuba:

Nepal: NARC, LIBIRD, IPGRI

FARA:

SSA CP

BASIC

Nicaragua: INTA, univ.

Ethiopia: EARO, Mekelle U.

Ghana:

KNUST

Kenya: KARI, KU, EgU,..

C. America: IFAD/CATIE

Uganda: NARO, MAK

L. America: FORMAGRO

Madagascar: CNRE, ESSA …

Benin:

UAC

S. Africa: ARC, univ., PDAs

ICRA’s capacity building & institutional change partnerships

Arabic

French

Spanish

IPGRI

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For more information on ICRA and strengthening IAR4D capacity building you are welcome to visit the web site:
  • www.icra-edu.org
  • Thank you