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

A subregional training was held for francophone partners in the Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security (Proli–FaNS) project. This project, funded by Misereor/KZE (Germany), is being implemented by Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. It 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.

As part of the project strategy to build capacities of partners in key concepts and methods to achieve these results, a 4-day training in Participatory Innovation Development (PID) was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in January 2017 for eight participants from the CPs in Burkina Faso and Cameroon, and was facilitated by Gabriela Quiroga of the Prolinnova International Support Team 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.