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PROLINNOVA experiences can be shared through InterSard

NGO partners in India, Philippines, UK and Netherlands, with ETC as focal point, have established InterSard-ASIA to manage information on community development and sustainable NRM. This EU-supported web-based network plans to expand to Africa and Latin America and will be an important channel for sharing Prolinnova experiences. 

Netherlands contributes to expansion of PROLINNOVA

As of January 2004, DGIS (Netherlands International Cooperation) is contributing to the building up of multi-stakeholder partnerships to promote local innovation also in Cambodia, Nepal, Niger, South Africa, Sudan and Tanzania, with a focus on combating land degradation. Over a period of four years, this will help Prolinnova function as an international network convened by civil-society organisations seeking to institutionalise participatory approaches towards environmentally sound use of natural resources.

International Workshop to design a Global Partnership Programme

The PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme (GPP) is being built from the bottom up on the initiative of NGOs involved in agricultural research and development (R&D). With support from IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), NGOs in Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda are facilitating the participatory design of their own PROLINNOVA programmes. NGOs in several other countries have prepared proposals to launch a similar process. In March 2004, the planners of the national-level programmes will gather at a workshop in Ethiopia to design an international programme to strengthen their local activities. 

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