Eastern & Southern Africa

Eastern & Southern Africa Subregional Platform

In its 2016–20 strategy, the Prolinnova network decided to create regional and subregional platforms of country-level multistakeholder networks (“Country Platforms”). The Eastern & Southern Africa Subregional Platform includes the Country Platforms (CPs) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. It is also open to multistakeholder groups that want to promote farmer-led …

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Misereor approves ELI-FaNS project in Africa!

A new 3-year project “Expanding the promotion of local innovation for food security and healthy nutrition to strengthen resilience with a focus on women” (ELI-FaNS) has been approved by Misereor/KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid), Germany. Starting in January 2023, it involves five Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) – in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya …

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Prolinnova at AU-EU Innovation Agenda event in Nairobi

Prolinnova’s Subregional Coordinator in Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA), Jacob Wanyama, was invited to present the Prolinnova network and approach at the AU-EU Innovation Agenda Stakeholder Event on 23–24 November 2022 in Nairobi. The event briefed the participants on the joint Innovation Agenda of the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) and gave them an opportunity to explain …

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Prolinnova Subregional Coordinator visits CPs in Southern Africa

In June 2022, the Prolinnova Subregional Coordinator in Eastern & Southern Africa, Jacob Wanyama, visited the Country Platforms (CP) in South Africa (Limpopo Province) and Mozambique. The main aims were to become better acquainted with and advise the work of Prolinnova–SA, especially related to institutionalising PID within the University of Limpopo and government research institutions, …

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Annual report 2020-21 from Eastern & Southern Africa

Upon completion of Year 2 of the SULCI-FaNS project (1 Oct 2020 to 30 Sept 2021), the Subregional Coordinator for Eastern & Southern Africa, Jacob Wanyama, compiled a brief report on the activities in the subregion related to network regionalisation, capacity building, documentation, networking, policy dialogue and fundraising. The 3-page report can be found here.

African Partners Workshop + SULCI-FaNS + Proli-GEAFaSa workshops Oct 2022

On 10–14 October 2022, the biennial Prolinnova African Partners Workshop (AfPW) was held back-to-back with the final workshops of the Proli-GEAFaSa and SULCI-FaNS projects. Prolinnova–Kenya, coordinated by World Neighbors, hosted the three events. Also representatives from the NaviNut project in Benin were invited to join the AfPW in Kenya; this provided an opportunity for exchange …

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Prolinnova Eastern & Southern Africa 2019–20 report

As part of the regionalisation process within the Prolinnova network, two subregional coordinators (SRCs) were appointed part-time in Africa, with funding through the SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security) project. In the Eastern & Southern Africa subregion, Jacob Wanyama started work as the new SRC in June 2020, taking …

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New Subregional Coordinator in Eastern & Southern Africa

 Jacob Wanyama, new SRC for ESA Jacob Barasa Wanyama has been selected as the new Prolinnova Subregional Coordinator (SRC) in Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA). He took over from Brigid Letty from South Africa on 1 June 2020; Brigid mentored him throughout the month of June. He is coordinating the subregional activities of the Prolinnova …

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Eastern & Southern Africa 2019 report

The annual report for 2019 from the subregional platform in Eastern & Southern Africa covers activities undertaken by the 8 Country Platforms (CPs) in the subregion: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, as well as activities at subregional level. These were related to workshops and networking, backstopping of CPs, strengthening the structure and …

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Vacancy: Subregional coordinator in Eastern & Southern Africa

  Prolinnova is seeking a new coordinator (part-time) in Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA). The key responsibility is to coordinate the setting up and operation of the ESA subregional platform for mutual learning and joint action in promoting local innovation and farmer-led participatory research and development, particularly within institutions of agricultural research, advisory services and …

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Prolinnova at SKI agroecology workshop in Zambia

Prolinnova was invited to join a workshop held by SKI (Seed & Knowledge Initiative) in Lusaka, Zambia, in August 2019 on “Advancing the practice of agroecology in Southern Africa”. The workshop aimed to increase understanding of agroecology and decide where SKI should focus to increase its impact in the region. SKI is a regional initiative that …

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