PRCI’S SECOND GLOBAL GATHERING: PARTNERING TO STRENGTHEN CAPACITY FOR APPLIED POLICY RESEARCH WITH IMPACT

The power of collaboration cannot be overstated. When diverse organisations come together, pooling resources, expertise, and insights, the potential for creating meaningful impact multiplies exponentially. This ethos lies at the heart of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI) and was vividly evident at its second Global Gathering March 6-8, 2024 at …

ALL ROADS LEAD TO WASHINGTON, DC

Partnership is the cornerstone of progress, a synergy that amplifies impact and propels initiatives to new heights. It is against this backdrop that the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI) is set to host its second Global Gathering from March 6-8 at the iconic Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The theme for this event is “Partnering to Strengthen Capacity for Applied Policy Research with Impact: Accomplishments under PRCI, Lessons, and Next Steps.”

Dr. Nalishebo Meebelo Bade Farewell: A Remarkable Journey of Growth and Contribution at the Africa Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes

Dr. Nalishebo Meebelo bade a heartfelt farewell to The Africa Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ANAPRI), having served as the Executive Director of the ANAPRI Secretariat for the past four years. Her departure marks the end of a significant chapter in the network’s history, as she leaves behind a legacy of growth, innovation, and invaluable contributions.

ANAPRI at COP28

In the pursuit of sustainable development and the fight against climate change, global cooperation and evidence-based strategies is very important. The Africa Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ANAPRI), in collaboration with USAID, Michigan State University (MSU), and Akademiya2063 (A2063), seized the spotlight during COP28 in Dubai with a dedicated session titled “Accelerating the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) in Africa.” Held at the prestigious African Union Pavilion, the side event emphasized the Comprehensive Africa Climate Change Initiative (CACCI) project and underscored the necessity of private sector involvement for lasting impact.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ReNAPRI CONFERENCE 2023

The just concluded ReNAPRI Conference, held from the 14th to the 16th of November, 2023, at the Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, was a resounding success, bringing together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to deliberate on crucial issues facing the food system in Africa. The three-day event featured a diverse range of sessions, discussions, and celebrations that encapsulated the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and progress.

BRIDGING GAPS IN FERTILIZER AND SOIL HEALTH POLICIES FOR A RESILENT AFRICA: ANAPRI WEBINAR 2023

In an era of global challenges and crises, the significance of sustainable agri-food systems has become increasingly evident. In response to the urgent issues confronting Africa’s agriculture sector, the Africa Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ANAPRI) is convening a crucial webinar in partnership with the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA), a specialized agency operating under the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI). The webinar, titled “Opportunities for inclusive and sustainable agri-food systems: Bridging gaps in fertilizer and soil health policies for a world in crisis,” aims to shed light on critical aspects of agricultural development on the African continent.

Transformative Potential of PPVC in African Agriculture: Insights from ReNAPRI’s AGRF Side Event

The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) recently hosted a thought-provoking side event during the Africa Food System Forum (AGRF), titled “Policy Prioritization through Value-Chain Analysis: Public-Private Partnerships in Policymaking, Implementation, Competitiveness, and Investment.” This engaging event brought together experts from various fields to discuss a critical aspect of African agriculture: Policy Prioritization through Value-Chain Analysis (PPVC).

UBUYANTANSHI

Imagine life as a flowing river, with progress as the current propelling us ahead. Stagnation acts like a dam, hindering our potential and blocking the path for others. Therefore, it’s crucial to keep moving forward, not only to unlock our own potential but also to pave the way for others. This concept embodies the essence of “Ubuyantanshi”, a Zambian term representing forward movement and progress.