Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Capacity development

e-Panel discussion - How to improve results in the agriculture sector: a discussion on leadership and Results-based management in Africa

Wednesday 6 May 2020, 11:00 to 12:00 CEST / 9:00 to 10:00 GMT.

Please register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GN8h2jmvTNKYKrMrxnjVrg

The panel is jointly hosted and organized by AVANTI and EvalForward.

AVANTI is an IFAD funded initiative supporting national governments to assess and build RBM capacities in order to better measure SDGs in up to 20 countries globally. It is implemented by Helvetas and Itad.
EvalForward is a community of practice on evaluation for Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development, supported by the evaluation offices of FAO, IFAD and WFP.

Panellists
AVANTI & EvalForward are collaborating to share their joint experience and specific learning by an pool of expert panellists consisting of:

  • Angela Dannson (Director, Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana)
  • Elias A.K. Segla (Evaluation Specialist, Presidency, Republic of Benin, Bureau of Public Policy Evaluation and Government Action Analysis)
  • Ian Goldman (Advisor on Evaluation and Evidence Systems, CLEAR Anglophone Africa) 

 
Hosting team

  • Riff Fullan: e-Panel Facilitator and Knowledge Component Lead for AVANTI
  • Ethel Sibanda: Chat Moderator and AG-Scan methodology Lead, AVANTI
  • Cesar Robles: e-Panel Technical Coordinator and Communications Lead, AVANTI
  • Renata Mirulla: Facilitator, EvalForward

 
Questions to be addressed in the e-Panel
Some of the questions under discussion include:

  • What is the importance of leadership in mainstreaming RBM in agriculture-related ministries and other institutions?
  • What factors are most influential in enabling or hindering leadership’s contribution to improved RBM in the agriculture sector?
  • What concrete actions can key stakeholders take to create an enabling environment for effective leadership in the pursuit of SDGs?

For more information please contact: [email protected] 

First comprehensive portal to track international capacity development support for forest monitoring

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) has launched a portal - the first such comprehensive platform - to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action.

The portal - the GFOI Inventory of Activities - is a one-stop shop with easy-to-access information on more than 400 forest monitoring activities in 70 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Users can search for information by country or region, by type of forest monitoring activities, and by donors.

"Collecting and disseminating better information on forests is vital for countries and the international community's efforts to take targeted and effective action on climate change," said Hiroto Mitsugi, FAO Assistant Director-General for Forestry.

The portal will help governments and donors identify gaps, share resources, avoid overlaps and explore opportunities for new partnerships to better address the challenges countries face as they develop their National Forest Monitoring Systems.

The portal displays information from the world's leading forest monitoring development partners, including national governments, development practitioners, space agencies and forestry experts.

It is an example of successful collaboration and open information sharing, which is essential in an era of global climate change as big geospatial data and other diverse and usable information becomes increasingly available.

You can access the portal here: http://www.fao.org/gfoi/activities?utm_source=all&utm_medium=all&utm_campaign=GFOI%20Inventory%20of%20Activities

Consultation

Effective multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration to improve the design, implementation and impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Africa’s agricultural sector

This consultation will serve to enrich the roundtable dialogues FAO and AUC will organize in Ghana and other selected African countries to discuss opportunities for the promotion of agri-PPPs. Its aim is to provide additional insights for policy makers and allow a broad range of stakeholders to share their experiences and vision on the development of agri-PPPs in Africa.

Discover the EVAL-ForwARD Community of Practice

A new video presents the rationale behind EVAL-ForwARD, a Community of Practice on evaluation for Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development jointly supported by the evaluation offices of FAO, WFP and IFAD. 
The objectives of EVAL-ForwARD are to enhance awareness and capacities at country-level about evaluation in the agriculture, food security and rural development sectors, with a close focus on the evaluation of efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 – End Hunger. 

A new deal for school gardening in Kyrgyzstan: developing a framework for a comprehensive policy approach

The online consultation will help to explore the linkages between school meals, nutrition education and agricultural production. It initiates a dialogue on a new role of school gardens in Kyrgyzstan with an opportunity to learn from school gardening initiatives and activities that are already in place in Kyrgyzstan and other countries.