IPW 2017 to be held in Ghana

Prolinnova-Ghana is hosting this year’s International Partners Workshop (IPW). The overall coordination will be carried out by ACDEP (Association of Church-based Development Projects), the NGO that coordinates the multistakeholder Country Platform (CP) in Ghana. The IPW will be held at the University of Development Studies Conference Center in Tamale, northern Ghana, on 15-18 May, with the possibility of a field trip. We will also piggyback other meetings before and after the IPW, on 13-14 May and 19 May, e.g. of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) and other Prolinnova initiatives such as Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security).

The two new Subregional Coordinators of the Prolinnova platforms in West & Central Africa and in Eastern & Southern Africa will be joining the IPW, and a major focus in the meeting will be on strengthening policy dialogue to create enabling conditions for farmer-led research and development.

Currently, CP coordinators in Africa, Asia and the Andes are being asked to select two nominees from each CP to attend the IPW 2017 (deadline for selection 15 February) and to seek funding for their participation, if there is no confirmed budget already from other projects. Also the POG members will need to be creative in finding ways to get to Tamale.