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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for development oriented Research in Agriculture
1.European CGIAR donor group:
Wageningen, The Netherlands
collectively orientate and manage rural innovation processes
the betterment of rural livelihoods while sustaining available natural resources for future generations.ICRA’s mission
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:
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
Nepal: NARC, LIBIRD, IPGRI
Nicaragua: INTA, univ.
Ethiopia: EARO, Mekelle U.
Kenya: KARI, KU, EgU,..
C. America: IFAD/CATIE
Uganda: NARO, MAK
L. America: FORMAGRO
Madagascar: CNRE, ESSA …
S. Africa: ARC, univ., PDAsICRA’s capacity building & institutional change partnerships