International Partners Workshop (IPW) 2021

The International Partners Workshop (IPW) of Prolinnova is held every second year, with regional workshops in the intervening years. On account of the travel restrictions related to Covid19, the 2021 IPW will be held online. The virtual marketplace for sharing between the Prolinnova CPs (Country Platforms / Collaborative Partnerships) will be on Friday 1 October and the virtual workshop will be on Monday-Wednesday, 4-6 October.

The marketplace will allow the CPs to share some examples of local innovation and participatory innovation development. The IPW will focus on sharing and learning about institutionalising the approach of promoting farmer innovation and participatory innovation development, as well as multi-CP collaboration as a step toward regionalisation of the network.

The IPW will be open to representatives of each CP, the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) and the International Support Team (IST), as well as Friends of Prolinnova, while the marketplace will be open to the wider community of practice. For the IPW, each CP may have only two Zoom connections so that we are able to maintain Internet connectivity. If a CP decides to have a group taking part with one connection, then the group should be of the size deemed relevant by each CP and compatible with health recommendations (size of gathering, wearing of masks, safe distancing etc).

Draft programme Prolinnova International Partners Workshop (IPW) 2021

Time (CEST)

Topic

Details

Friday 1 Oct 2021
11:00 – 15:00

Marketplace

Sharing between CPs about activities related to promoting local innovation and PID

IPW Day 1: Monday 4 Oct 2021

11:00

Welcome & introduction

One person from each CP to introduce CP and give feedback on marketplace

12:30

Food for thought: Digitalisation in on-farm experimentation

15 min. presentation

15 min. discussion

13:00

Break

 

13:30

Institutionalisation of the PID approach

Preparatory work to be done by CPs prior to IPW

15:00

End of Day 1

 

IPW Day 2: Tuesday 5 Oct 2021

11:00

Reflection on Day 1

 

11:15

Feedback from Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) & discussion

On issues emerging from POG meeting on 23 Sept

12:00

Regionalisation in the Prolinnova network Part 1

Preparatory work to be done by CPs prior to IPW

13:00

Break

 

13:30

Reminder re Open Space

 

13:35

Regionalisation Part 2

 

14:30

Food for thought: Million Belay, AFSA, on regional collaboration in advocacy

15 min. presentation

15 min. discussion

15:00

Final clarifications about Open Space

 

15:10

End of Day 2

 

IPW Day 3: Wednesday 6 Oct 2021

11:00

Reflection on Day 2

 

11:15

Open-Space discussions

Parallel small-group discussions on topics collected during IPW

12:45

Break

 

13:15

Feedback from Open-Space discussions

Short reports from small groups

13:45

Action planning

Review last year’s plan & plan for next year

14:30

Evaluation and closure

 

15:00

End of Day 3