Fostering multi-stakeholder engagement for impact - Ruforum biennal 2018 Paepard presentation
PAEPARD is a long term (since April 2007) project sponsored by European Commission (80%) and partner’s own contribution (20%). The first phase (April 2007 to September 2008) served to build the African-European Platform and imagined dedicated instruments and mechanisms while the second phase (December 2009 to date) experimented them to build joint African and European multi-stakeholder partnerships in agricultural research for development (ARD) aiming at contributing to the Millennium/Sustainable Development Goals (MDG/SDG). The second phase got 3 extensions and could experiment brokering, funding, communication and capacity building mechanisms.
On the European side, the partners involved in PAEPARD action are: AGRINATURA – an alliance of 32 ARD institutions in 18 European countries - COLEACP (representing the private sector in Europe), CSA (representing European NGOs), ICRA, specialized in capacity building in ARD and finally the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) based in Wageningen. The action of European partners is coordinated by AGRINATURA.
Beside FARA coordinating the overall action, the African partners involved in the implementation of the project are: the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO) through its members, namely: the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) based in Nairobi; the Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA) based in Ouagadougou; the Plateforme Régionale des Organisations Paysannes de l’Afrique Centrale (PROPAC) based in Yaoundé. The Southern Africa Confederation of Agriculture Unions (SACAU) delegated its mandate to the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) based in Pretoria and charged with mobilizing African stakeholders living in Southern Africa Region. The African partners also include the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) based in Kampala, Uganda.