The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) is set to train stakeholders in west and central Africa in the use of the Agricultural Innovation Systems and Policy Practice Index (AIS-PPI) tool, in support of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF). This is within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed between the two institutions, and in line with ReNAPRI’s Strategic Plan 2021-2026 which seeks to build and nurture new partnerships with institutions in the continent and beyond. The strategic plan also highlights the need to strengthen the capacities of its network members and other stakeholders across Africa.
The AIS-PPI tool was designed by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) with a focus on supporting member states to review the formulation and implementation of existing policies. Under a similar activity, ReNAPRI trained member states in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) from August to November 2021, in support of the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA).
Furthermore, under ReNAPRI’s strategy which called “Africa to Africa Learning,” the network has also trained its members and collaborators in the use of this tool, which will be used to support a study that will soon contribute to conversations ahead of the African Union Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit. The training of stakeholders, from CORAF member states, is scheduled to take place from 30th May to 2nd June 2022 and will be delivered virtually by ReNAPRI experts from University of Zimbabwe, Tegemeo Institute and Egerton University in Kenya, and Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES)) at the University of Kinshasa.
Published by ReNAPRI Secretariat on May 25th 2022.