Regional Science Review and Planning Meeting 2020

Tabo, R (2020) Regional Science Review and Planning Meeting 2020. In: Regional Scientific Review and Planning Meeting for WCA, February 19-21, 2020, ICRISAT-Samanko.

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The Research Program-West and Central Africa is structured around four (4) research themes: 1.) Crop Improvement; 2.) Integrated Crop Management; 3.) Systems Research; and 4.) Policy and Impact. The presentations addressed these four themes, highlighting key achievements and focusing on perspectives and areas of collaboration within and across the three regions (Asia, ESA and WCA) and also with key stakeholders within our mandate areas. Partnership is crucial in delivering on our goal and objectives. We therefore pursue our efforts of strengthening partnership and collaboration. Resource mobilization has received due attention in the past few years. We have constituted various consortia comprising CG centers and IARCs (IITA, ILRI, ICRAF, World Vegetable Center), NARS, private sector, regional organizations (e.g. CORAF) to respond to large calls from USAID-Mali and Niger; the Government of the Netherlands (Dryland Sahel Program-DryDev- 2); with support from SMC/HQ and using the services of a consultant. We are also working with Anthony Whitbread and other colleagues from CG centers and CCAFS to organize the 2-D initiative meeting for the Sahel either in Bamako or another venue in WCA. We are pleased to have recently launched the newly EU approved DeSIRA/APSAN EUR 4 million project in Mali which will complement the AVISA project. We will devote some time to discuss our technology dissemination approach using case studies of HOPE II, TL III, TAAT, Africa RISING’s ARDT-SMS, SINCERE and other CCAFS projects and how we learn from these experiences, and how this work can be published. Dr. Sereme will provide us with an update on the on-going discussions on the One CGIAR reform as he has been attending various related meetings. Dr. Kiran Sharma will provide us with guidance on aligning our work to the forthcoming changes within the CG. Dr. Carberry will lead and guide us through the ICRISAT’s Strategic Planning in the context of One CGIAR reform. We will also discuss the need and level of capital investment in strengthening the facilities and infrastructures in the Regional Crop Improvement Hub (RCIH) at Samanko.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Subjects: Others > West Africa
Others > Central Africa
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 06:24
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 10:19
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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