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  • Promoting women’s innovation in feeding children in Benin & Kenya

    The project NaviNut “Enhancing women’s agency in navigating changing food environments to improve child nutrition in African drylands” held its start-up workshop in early December 2020. It takes a transdisciplinary research approach: co-creating knowledge across different scientific disciplines and societal stakeholders. The German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) coordinates the work together with the Center for Research and Development in Drylands (CRDD, a member of Prolinnova–Kenya); the University of Parakou (involved in training on participatory innovation development/PID with another project under the Prolinnova umbrella) and the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin; the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya; and South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Germany. This 3-year project is funded by the German Ministry for Food & Agriculture (BMEL).

  • Peter Gubbels joins Prolinnova Oversight Group

    In December 2020, Peter Gubbels – a Canadian living and working in northern Ghana – was selected by the Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in West & Central Africa to take the seat for this subregion in the Prolinnova Oversight Group. He was nominated by the CP in northern Ghana.

  • International Farmer Innovation Day (IFID) celebrated in Nepal

    International Farmer Innovation Day (IFID) was celebrated in Nepal on 29 November 2020 using the Zoom platform.

  • Deuxième formation DPI au Bénin / Second PID training in Benin


    En octobre 2020, le deuxième atelier sur le développement participatif d'innovation (DPI) s'est tenu virtuellement, comme le premier, en raison de la situation de COVID-19. C'était dans le cadre du projet "Renforcement de capacités des enseignants des lycées agricoles pour soutenir l'entrepreneuriat social basé sur l'innovation locale pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle", financé par le Programme Orange Knowledge de Nuffic.
     

  • SULCI-FaNS Partners Meeting 23–25 Nov 2020

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 annual meeting of partners in the SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security) project was held online. The main aims of the workshop were to:

    • share experiences on project implementation in Year 1
    • identify capacity needs and plan for technical support to address them
    • plan other project activities for Year 2

    The Country Platforms involved in the SULCI-FaNS project – in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya – discussed their progress and achievements related to:

  • Prolinnova multi-CP capacity strengthening in Horn of Africa

    A new Prolinnova project “From despair to hope – promoting women’s and youth innovation for food and nutrition security and community resilience in Sudan and South Sudan” was developed jointly by Chesha Wettasinha, International Support Team (IST) member based in KIT (Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands), Fetien Abay, long-time Prolinnova partner in Mekelle University in northern Ethiopia, and Mawahib Ahmed, Prolinnova–Sudan coordinator from the National Centre for Research (NCR).

  • Farmer innovator Joe Ouko featured in webinar “Hunger for Justice”

     
    Photo by Laurens van Veldhuizen            Photo by Chesha Wettasinha

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