ANAPRI’s Retreat: A Convening on Strategic Planning, Knowledge Exchange, and Collaboration

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From Tuesday, August 22nd, to Thursday, August 24th, 2023, distinguished participants including Board Members, Secretariat Staff, and Principal Investigators from the Africa Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ANAPRI, commonly known as ReNAPRI) will assemble at the Ciela Resort and Spa, situated in the picturesque Bonanza Golf Estate of Lusaka, Zambia. This special retreat has been meticulously designed to serve as a pivotal occasion for strategic planning, collaborative knowledge exchange, and the cultivation of meaningful connections among esteemed stakeholders.

The Retreat will feature discussions around governance, strategic planning, as well as review of the ReNAPRI Operations Manual and other relevant matters that are central to the advancement of this continental think tank (ANAPRI). ANAPRI’S vision is to be a dynamic Pan-African network of universally recognized national agricultural policy research institutes that generate relevant and high-quality evidence, to guide and inform effective policy decisions that promote sustainable solutions across the continent.

The retreat also offers a valuable platform for participants to engage in strategic and substantive discussions. The atmosphere will be filled with lively conversations, bringing together individuals from various African countries to exchange valuable insights and experiences. Another pivotal highlight of the retreat will be the consideration of the new vision and plan for ANAPRI’s research agenda. Undoubtedly, these interactions and engagements hold the profound potential to propel ANAPRI’s mission forward and strategically position it as a prominent think tank not only within the African continent but also on a global scale.

In essence, ANAPRI’s retreat embodies the convergence of strategic planning, knowledge exchange, and collaborative innovation. As participants converge in Lusaka, the stage is set for a dynamic forum that has the potential to shape the future of agricultural policy research across the continent.