Eastern and Southern Africa

Eastern & Southern Africa Subregional Platform

In its 2016–20 strategy, the Prolinnova network decided to create regional and subregional platforms of country-level multistakeholder networks (“Country Platforms”). The Eastern & Southern Africa Subregional Platform includes the Country Platforms (CPs) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. It is also open to multistakeholder groups that want to promote farmer-led local innovation and experimentation processes in other countries in the subregion and that apply to the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) to be accepted at Prolinnova CPs.

The subregional platform seeks to facilitate country-to-country learning and joint efforts in policy dialogue at subregional level to promote local innovation by small-scale family farmers and, above all, multistakeholder interaction in farmer-led joint research and development that builds on local initiatives and innovations.

New Subregional Coordinator for Eastern & Southern Africa

 

 Jacob Wanyama, new SRC for ESA

Jacob Barasa Wanyama has been selected as the new Prolinnova Subregional Coordinator (SRC) for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA). He will take over from Brigid Letty from South Africa on 1 June 2020; Brigid will be mentoring him throughout the month of June. He will be coordinating the subregional activities of the Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and any future CPs that form themselves in ESA.

Eastern & Southern Africa 2019 report

The annual report for 2019 from the subregional platform in Eastern & Southern Africa covers activities undertaken by the 8 Country Platforms (CPs) in the subregion: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, as well as activities at subregional level. These were related to workshops and networking, backstopping of CPs, strengthening the structure and profile of the subregional platform, and fundraising. The report was compiled by Brigid Letty (South Africa), who has been the acting subregional coordinator since April 2019.

Vacancy: Subregional coordinator in Eastern & Southern Africa

Prolinnova is seeking a new coordinator (part-time) in Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA). The key responsibility is to coordinate the setting up and operation of the ESA subregional platform for mutual learning and joint action in promoting local innovation and farmer-led participatory research and development, particularly within institutions of agricultural research, advisory services and higher education.

      The Subregional Coordinator (SRC) will work with a taskforce that represents the various Prolinnova Country Platforms in ESA. S/he will also work together with Abdel Ali Mahamane, the SRC for West & Central Africa, to coordinate mutual learning, South–South mentoring and policy dialogue at subregional and regional level.

Prolinnova at SKI agroecology workshop in Zambia

Prolinnova was invited to join a workshop held by SKI (Seed & Knowledge Initiative) in Lusaka, Zambia, in August 2019 on “Advancing the practice of agroecology in Southern Africa”. The workshop aimed to increase understanding of agroecology and decide where SKI should focus to increase its impact in the region. SKI is a regional initiative that works with partner organisations to support and enhance community-based seed systems and agroecology as strategies to achieve food sovereignty and mitigate the climate crisis.

Prolinnova at SKI agroecology workshop in Zambia

Prolinnova was invited to join a workshop held by SKI (Seed & Knowledge Initiative) in Lusaka, Zambia, in August 2019 on “Advancing the practice of agroecology in Southern Africa”. The workshop aimed to increase understanding of agroecology and decide where SKI should focus to increase its impact in the region. SKI is a regional initiative that works with partner organisations to support and enhance community-based seed systems and agroecology as strategies to achieve food sovereignty and mitigate the climate crisis.

ESAPP coordinator's report April 2018-March 2019

The outgoing Subregional Coordinator (SRC) of the Eastern & Southern Africa Prolinnova Platform (ESAPP), Amanuel Assefa, reports on his activities in the period April 2018 - March 2019, until he resigned from the post because of his workload in other activities. He has been replaced by Brigid Letty from South Africa. His report highlights his main accomplishments as SRC in terms of fundraising, improving governance, backstopping, organising workshops etc.

ESAPP coordinator's report April 2018-March 2019

The outgoing Subregional Coordinator (SRC) of the Eastern & Southern Africa Prolinnova Platform (ESAPP), Amanuel Assefa, reports on his activities in the period April 2018 - March 2019, until he resigned from the post because of his workload in other activities. He has been replaced by Brigid Letty from South Africa. His report highlights his main accomplishments as SRC in terms of fundraising, improving governance, backstopping, organising workshops etc.

Eastern & Southern Africa 2017 report

The activities of the Prolinnova Country Platforms in Eastern & Southern Africa in the year 2017 have been summarised by the subregional coordinator Amanuel Assefa in the 15-page report below:

ESAPP Annual Report 2017 

Eastern & Southern Africa 2016 Report

compiled by Amanuel Assefa

The first report compiled by the new Prolinnova Subregional Coordinator for Eastern & Southern Africa starts by giving an overview of the seven Country Platforms (CPs) in the subregion. It then covers the ongoing and newly initiated activities, particularly in the CLIC–SR and Proli-FaNS projects; the work done by the CPs on policy advocacy and mainstreaming farmer-led innovation development; and networking activities. Some conclusions are drawn, looking at the way forward. Find the subregional annual report for 2016 here

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