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Caadp cgiar alignment-sept_16th_ver3

May 25, 2015




  • 1. Dublin II:Enhancing CAADP and CGIARAlignment and Collaboration.Teagasc, Dublin1719 September, 2012Mapping & Aligning CAADP & CGIAR InvestmentsA Technical Platform PrototypeCommissioned by the Dublin Partners Luz Marina Alvare, Nienke Beintema, Maria Comanescu, Zhe Guo, Joseph Karugia (ReSAKSS/ECA), Zahia Khan,Soonho Kim, Maction Komwa (GMU), Jawoo Koo, Stella Massawe (ReSAKSS/ECA), Nilam Prasan, Michael Rahija, Ryan Whitley (SpatialDev), Ria Tenorio, Indira Yerramareddy, Stanley Wood with inputs and collaboration fromThe Dublin Steering Committee, Godfrey Bahigwa (IGAD), Sam Benin, Polly Eriksen (ILRI), Adam Kennedy,Athur Mabiso, Valerie Rhoe (CRP4), Pascale Sabbagh (CRP2 and Yield Gap Database), Heather Wylie cgiar

2. Driving Questions - 1 What priorities have been established for technologyand innovation investments in African countries? What is the aggregate landscape of plannedinvestments across sub-regions or across Africa? What are CGIAR (& SROs/NAROs) investment plans?On what themes, where? (by CRP/all CRPs). How well do National and CGIAR investment plansalign? Can we identify R&D areas that are over- orunder-represented relative to national needs? 3. Driving Questions - 2 Search: Can we provide on-line, low-cost services for; R&D providers/Donors to scan innovation demandsso as to better target/market R&D investments,products and services, and identify critical investmentgaps? National planners to find programs, projects andinstitutions (within and) beyond their borders that aredeveloping/testing innovations they need? Coordination: What/where are opportunities toimprove coordination among development actors; e.g.,planning and implementation agencies, R&D andextension institutions, and development funders? 4. Driving Questions - 3 What additional data/information/knowledge can bebrought to bear in order to; Better characterize investment opportunities Validate the impact potential of planned investments Improve the identification of coordination opportunities Inform detailed design of implementation Help private sector, service providers, and other partners recognize opportunities for engagement 5. Design of Stocktaking & Mapping Exercise 6. Geography as a Central ConceptLocation, agroecology, and farming systemcontext are key dimensions of agriculturalknowledge; Need to identify and characterize keyagroecosystems A spatial framework provides a rigorous meansof understanding location context, and ofrecognizing and accounting fortechnology/knowledge spillover potential Provides a basis for assessing the potential 7. African Farming System Domains (2001)Significant updatewell advanced(ACIAR/ICRAF) Dixon et al. (2001) 8. Principles & LearningNot a single-shot assessment, but a live, accessible platform that can be kept current and expanded to meet evolving/different needsMinimize development of new components, focus on integration and interoperability of existing 9. Harmonized Investment/Activity Database StructureCAADP | CGIAR Country | CRP Source Reference, Time Period, Currency UnitsID1: Name, #, DescriptionID Level#: Investment Cost ID2: Name, #, Description ID Level#: Outputs, Outcomes, Impacts, TargetsStandard ID Level#: Partners tags, & ID3: Name, #, Description ThemesPillars | SLOs Activity: #, DescriptionRegion/Country AEZ/Production SystemDictionaries Commodity/Value Chain Need standardized theming (FAO, CABI)CRP Documents:CAADP Documents:1.1 DrylandsEthiopia (PIF), Review1Policies, Institutions, MarketsKenya (MTIP)*, Review3.1 WheatUganda (ASDS), Review3.2 MaizeIGAD (Ethiopia, Kenya CPPs)3.6 Dryland CerealsTanzania (G8)3.7 Livestock and FishGhana (G8)4 Nutrition and Health5 Water, Land & Ecosystems7/CCAFS Climate Change 10. Matching/Aligning Concepts Set: What set of investments need to becompared? e.g., what specific combination ofCAADP, CRP, SRO etc investments and activitiesneed to be matched? Dimensions: What specific attributes of theselected investments (set) will form the basisfor matching? e.g., their common themes,commodities, agroecosystems, countries,locations, or partners? 11. Two way IndexingPlant productionUpper level & Protection Theming withControlled vocabulary Plant geneticCrop & CropPost harvestCrop pests and resources andmanagement management diseasesBreedingCRP2Theme 1 CRP2: 1.3.4 Assess & validate importance of agrobiodiversityspecies and products for diversification and improvedSub-theme 3livelihoods, nutrition and health Activity #4Health Biodiversity Sustainabilit Granular level yEtc otherEtc othertagsTagging with tags Dryland AGROVOC farming Nutrition Productivity keywords 12. Report Alignment by Theme 13. Report Alignment by Agroecosystem (AES) 14. Linking Planned, Present, and PastInvestment 15. Locate Activities 16. Relate Any Activities to Any Domains 17. Compare Locations to Key Indicators(live link into HarvestChoice database) 18. Compare Locations to Key Indicators(live link into HarvestChoice database) 19. Access functionality from other web platforms(live link into HarvestChoice database) 20. Findings/Summary - 1 Very wide variation among CAADP and CGIAR planningdocuments in; specificity/granularity of investment information terminologies/vocabularies used to describe investment activities articulation of focus commodities, geographies, partners and costs Design of CAADP-CGIAR core alignment database and spatialharmonization essentially complete and stable, extendingbeyond plans (programs) to encompass implementation(projects) Major effort, but an established process, to add standardizedthemes and tags/keywords (and soon, synonyms) to activityrecords in order to significantly improve the efficiency andreliability of retrieval and matching of investment activities ofdifferent actors 21. Findings/Summary - 2 Development requires access to a range ofspecialist skills; thematic knowledge, GIS, webprogramming, indexing, ontology,collaboration tools (library science/KM), webpage design, content management systems,server infrastructure, etc. Technical challenges remain (e.g. backendplumbing), but largely a matter offormalizing best practices and providing toolsto minimize future alignment challenges, 22. Other relevant developments.. Consortium Open Data Access Policy/Regulations MPL meeting mapped progress to May 2013Launch of Open Data Access across theConsortium. Crop Breeding, Spatial Data and ProjectManagement identified as priority areas forprogress. Responding to this agenda will simultaneouslyadvance the ability of the Consortium and itspartners to deliver more harmonized/interoperableinvestment data G8 New Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition 23. Way forward Some ideasFive parallel steps Establish willingness to explore adapting current investmentcharacterization and documentation procedures, and to makesuch information accessible as part of a commitment to the datainteroperability/alignment goal (CAADP, Consortium, SROs) Does CO or CAADP Secretariat agreement imply CRP/Center and National CAADP team agreement, and if not, what needs to be done?Circulate prototype to relevant CAADP and CRP teams andother keystakeholders for broader feedback, validation and updating Needs basic documentation Establish implementation phasing approach, e.g., agroecosystem 24. Way forward Some ideasFive parallel steps Expand participation in the technical design support team toengage more specialists from partners and individuals and tapoutside expertize. Draw up a scope of work and implementationplan for this extended technical leadership/support team(including scoping long-term implementation needed bypartners) Potentialpartners include CILSS/CSI, regional KM teams e.g., KIS, ReSAKSS, WB/Development Gateway. Prepare initial best practice guidelines and investment datadescription guides and tools (e.g. standard vocabulary prompts,data format conversion routines) and no-regrets technicalintegration.

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