Atelier Développement Participatif de l’Innovation (DPI) / PID training workshop in Burkina Faso

Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security (Proli–FaNS) is a three-year project started in August 2016 and being implemented by Prolinnova Country Platforms in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. The project which is being funded by Misereor and Catholic Agency for Development Aid – KZE (Germany) aims to develop the innovative capacities of rural communities, particularly women, to improve food security, nutritional security and nutritional diversity so as to enhance their resilience to change in Africa.

As part of the project’s strategies to build capacities of partners on key concepts and methodologies for implementation to achieve expected results, a four-day training on Participatory Innovation Development (PID) was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in January 2017 for eight (8) participants from the Country Platforms of Burkina Faso and Cameroon, and facilitated by a member of the Prolinnova International Support Team (IST) based in the Netherlands. PID is an approach and methodology that involves formal researchers and development agents in joint experimentation led by innovative farmers and their networks so as to strengthen local experimentation processes and co-generate relevant local innovations, especially for resource-poor farmers.

The full report of the training (in French, with a summary in English) is available here.