Food security through smallholder adaptability

Stakeholders

Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB)

 Objective

The main role of the SAB members nominated to the InnovAfrica project is to strengthen science- policy linkage and advice on the development of policy frameworks.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Support the achievement of optimal science-policy
  • Make proposals to the Project Management Board (PMB) for decisions on, or proposals to the partners, regarding improving science-policy linkage and uptake of the project
  • Participate in press releases and other (joint) publications by the partners with regard to the project when
  • Oversee policy and societal issues related to the conduct of project
  • The members shall use the knowledge and results from the project for the purpose mentioned in the
  • The PMB shall consider replacing any member from the board, if the member is not actively contributing to the purpose assigned in the

The SAB will communicate mostly by e-mail or other electronic communication and make use of web-based conference facilities to limit travel. In addition, the Board Members will meet at least once a year, if needed twice a year, or at any other time when necessary at the request of one of the Board members. Additional electronic meetings can be held at the request of a partner representative in case of an important issue. Meetings shall be convened by the Coordinator or Co-cordinator with at least 15 calendar days prior notice. The travel and meeting expenses of the SAB Members to the project meetings will be covered by InnovAfrica project funds, as per the approved budget.

The following table provides the list of SAB members, their affiliations and specific contributions to improve the scientific quality of the InnovAfrica outputs.

Name Position and Affiliation Contributions to InnovAfrcia
Prof. Francis N. Wachira Interim Executive Secretary, ASARECA (Association For Strengthening Agricultural Research In Eastern And Central Africa) ·  Provide guidance and input to the project consortium, and guidelines for better outreach and dissemination of results, in particular for science-policy linkages.
Dr. Moses Siambi Regional Director, International Crop research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Nairobi ·  Providing quality assurance in preparing technical briefs/ manuals/tool kits (WP6)
Mr. Niyibizi Cassien Project Coordinator, Organisation des Agricultures et Eleveurs du Rwanda (IMBARAGA), Rwanda ·  Can help in networking with farmers and farmer organizations in Rwanda, improving value chains (WP4) and markets, influencing policy and uptake in the region (WP5)
Dr. Joseph Ndunguru Principal Scientist, Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute, Tanzania ·  Networking with scientific community, Support to upscale results and proven SAI practices of InnovAfrica beyond the case countries
Dr. Julius Ecuru Assistant Executive Secretary, Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Uganda ·  Support to upscale results and proven SAI practices of InnovAfrica beyond the case countries

 

Scientific Expert Advisory Board (SEAB)

Objective

The SEAB will provide scientific guidance and leadership necessary for the successful implementation of the project as presented below.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Ensure optimal scientific integration of the project
  • Monitor scientific progress and science
  • Approve the scientific roadmaps with regard to the
  • Determine the measures to ensure effective day-to-day coordination and monitoring of the progress of the scientific
  • Advise Project Management Board (PMB) for decisions on, or proposals to the partners, regarding improving scientific quality of the
  • Oversee the project performance (project deliverables and parameters are achieved as planned and there is appropriate exploitation and dissemination of knowledge from InnovAfrica).
  • Implement press releases and other (joint) publications by the partners with regard to the project when
  • Oversee scientific and societal issues related to the conduct of research activities within the
  • The members shall use the knowledge and results from the project for the purpose mentioned in the
  • Decide upon the nomination and period of office of co-opted SEAB

The SEAB will communicate mostly by e-mail or other electronic communication and make use of web-based conference facilities to limit travel. In addition, the Board will meet at least once a year, if needed twice a year, or at any other time when necessary at the request of one of the Board Members. Additional electronic meetings can be held at the request of a partner representative in case of an important issue. Meetings shall be convened by the Coordinator or Co-cordinator with at least 15 calendar days prior notice. The travel and meeting expenses of the SEAB members to the project meetings will be covered by InnovAfrica project funds, as per the approved budget.

The following table provides the list of SEAB members, their affiliations and specific contributions to improve the scientific quality of the InnovAfrica outputs.

Name Position and Affiliation Contributions to InnovAfrica
Mr. Martin Bwalya Head of CAADP under the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency ·  Strengthen inclusive participation of all relevant sector players to the InnovAfrica in consistent with CAADP’s goal of helping African countries reach a higher path of economic growth.
Dr. Million Belay Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (farmer organization), Ethiopia ·  Provide guidance and input to the project consortium, and guidelines for better outreach and dissemination of results, in particular for science-policy linkages.
Dr. Epherem Mukisira Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) based in Accra, Ghana. ·  Help in upscaling project results outside the case countries , contribution to policy and wider dissemination of the most promising results from InnovAfrica
Dr. Denis Tumwesigye Kyetere Executive Director, African Agricultural technology Foundation (AATF), based in Nairobi, Kenya (http://aatf-africa.org) ·  Technology validation, ensuring scientific quality,

·  Dissemination upscaling beyond project countries

Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya ·  Gender mainstreaming , policy update, scientific quality and dissemination analysis