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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International Farmer Innovation Fair & Conference, 8–10 April 2024, Nairobi, Kenya

With funding from the 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation, Prolinnova–Kenya will host an International Farmer Innovation Fair and Conference (IFIF&C) on 8–10 April 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya. Farmer innovators from 11 of Prolinnova’s multistakeholder Country Platforms (CPs) in Africa will showcase their innovations in person. A 2-hour virtual session on 9 April …

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2022 report from Eastern & Southern Africa Prolinnova platform

The 2022 annual report on the activities of the Prolinnova subregional platform in Eastern and Southern Africa highlights the achievements, challenges and perspectives at both subregional and Country Platform levels. The achievements include identifying, documenting and sharing local innovation processes (and local innovations), facilitating farmer-led participatory innovation development, capacity strengthening, networking and fundraising. It also …

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SULCI-FaNS project in Africa completed!

The 3-year “Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security” (SULCI-FaNS) ran from 1 October 2019 to 30 November 2022, with funding from Misereor/KZE Germany. The project aimed to strengthen the innovative capacities of rural communities, particularly of women, and to increase local resilience to change. It also contributed to building platforms …

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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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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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2020-21 report from Eastern & Southern Africa Prolinnova platform

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.

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 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 Country Platforms (CPs) in Ethiopia, Kenya, …

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