The harvest is in the seed

25 October 2016

09.00 – 09.30 Opening Ceremony, Address of the African Union Commission and Self-Introductions
09.30 – 10.00 Coffee Break and Photo Opportunity

First Plenary Session
Defining demand measuring seed sector performance
10.00 – 10.15 Introduction on objectives, foreseen outcomes and process of the workshop
10.15 – 10.30 Summary of CAADP Implementation Strategy and Roadmap and the CAADP Results Framework and their expected links with the monitoring and evaluation of seed sector performance. Augustin Wambo (NEPAD)
10.30 – 11.00 Structured discussion on larger context and defining demand of measuring performance of seed sector in Africa

Second Plenary Session
Understanding diversity of initiatives measuring seed sector performance
11.00 – 11.30 Overview of initiatives measuring seed sector performance in Africa
11.30 – 13.00 Panel Initiatives measuring seed sector performance in Africa
Enabling Business in Agriculture (EBA) Seed Component (World Bank) Jean-Philippe Lodugnon-Harding
The African Seeds Access Index (TASAI) (Cornell University) Mainza Mugoya
Access to Seeds Index (Access to Seeds Index Foundation) Ido Verhagen
Agrobiodiversity Index (Bioversity International) Allison Smith & Sognibe N’Danikou
National Seed Dashboard (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) Richard Caldwell & Alexandra MacLei

13.00-14.00 LUNCH BREAK

First Working Group Session
Initial identification of variations, duplication, synergies and gaps in measuring seed sector performance in Africa
14.00 – 14.15 Introduction to working group session
14.15 – 15.30 Stakeholder demand groups

  1. CAADP framework (general)
  2. National level (MoA)
  3. Regional level (Regional Economic Communities - RECs)
  4. Private sector
  5. Development organizations and donors

15.30 – 16.00 COFFEE BREAK

Third Plenary Session
Consolidating understanding of initiatives and initial matching demands
16.00 – 17.30 Mapping variations, duplication, synergies and gaps in measuring seed sector performance based on presentations initiatives and stakeholder demand - Diagram

26 October 2016

Fourth Plenary Session
Refining demands in terms of measuring seed sector performance
08.30 – 09.00 Reflection on first day and outlook to 2nd day
09.00 – 09.30 Goals and expectations relating to CAADP, Malabo Declaration, Dakar Conference on Agriculture and their implications on the seed sector of Africa – continental perspective (African Union)
09.30 – 10.00 Goals and expectations relating to CAADP and national government – national perspective (ReSAKSS)
10.00 – 10.15 Goals and expectations measuring performance of seed sector in Africa – private sector perspective (ISF and AFSTA)
10.15 – 10.30 COMESA/TASAI/ISSD Africa – practical example demand meeting supply (ACTESA), (TASAI) & (ISSD Africa)

10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE BREAK

Second Working Group Session
Key indicators in terms of measuring seed sector performance based on stakeholder demands and indicators available
11.00 - 12.30 Stakeholder demand groups

  1. CAADP framework (general)
  2. National level (MoA)
  3. Regional level (Regional Economic Communities - RECs)
  4. Private sector
  5. Development organizations and donors

12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH BREAK

Fifth Plenary Session
Key indicators in terms of measuring seed sector performance based on stakeholder demands and indicators available
13.30 – 15.00 Mapping indicators measuring seed sector performance (structured feedback from working groups within a larger framework)

Sixth Plenary Session
Initial steps to comprehensive inputs into measuring seed sector performance
15.00 – 15.15 How AfricaSeeds and its implementation and coordination of African Seed and Biotechnology Programme (ASBP) and measuring seed sector performance
15.15 – 15.30 How ISSD Africa as learning platform contributes to coming to a comprehensive approach?

15.00 – 15.30 COFFEE BREAK

Closing Plenary Session
Follow up actions and closing
15.30 – 16.30 Plenary discussion – structured as panel including representatives of key stakeholder groups
17.00 – 17.30 Closing Session AfricaSeeds

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