N2Africa-Ethiopia Partners’ Progress Review Meeting
30 November - 1 December 2017
Konso Meeting Hall, ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Project Background

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded project entitled “Putting nitrogen fixation to work for Smallholder farmers in Africa (N2Africa) aims to build sustainable, long-term partnerships to enable African smallholder farmers to benefit from symbiotic N2-fixation by grain legumes through effective production technologies including inoculants and fertilizers. National level capabilities will be developed to sustain the pipeline and delivery of continuous improvement in legume production technologies tailored to local settings. The project will reach more than 550,000 farmers with a return on investment of US$3.5 for each US$ invested.

The N2Africa Phase II project is being implemented in Ethiopia by a diversity of public and private sector partners following distinct models and approaches. Assessment of progresses towards results, models used to achieve the results, sustainability of such models and early risks identified related to the sustainability of such models, and recommendations to ensure the sustainability is required to enable the smooth exit of the project. In this regard a two-day workshop is planned from 30 November-1 December 2017 in the presence of project coordination team and N2Africa-Ethiopia national partners.

Objectives of the workshop

The overall objective of the workshop is to have a review of the project progress results against targets, identify gaps and develop strategies to ensure sustainability post project period. Specific objectives will include:
  • Review project progress (outcome level indicators) against set targets both at project and partnership levels,
  • Assess the specific models and approaches used in attaining the project outcomes, and evaluate their sustainability,
  • Identify risks associated to the respective models and recommendations to sustain the approaches and
  • Review the project exit strategy document and contextualize in view of specific issues from the respective partners

Expected Outputs

  • Project progresses towards results developed, and performance achievements assessed
  • Early risks and possible remedies for sustaining models and approaches used in technology dissemination, legume input supply and output marketing identified,
  • Final project exit strategy document detailing sustainability gaps and strategic scenarios to sustain project initiatives developed and shared with partners;
  • Key areas of activity implementations for 2018 identified and consensus reached.

Process

Overall country and partnership up-to-date project progress against cumulative targets at grant end presented following the result framework. Levels of achievement and the underlying factors discussed in plenary. Draft country exit strategy document presented and enriched. Partner specific capacity gaps to ensure sustainability post project period will be discussed, group works, and plenary discussions will generate consensus for improvements to be made on the overall country exit strategy.

Program

Time
Activity
Presenter
Facilitator
Rapporteur
Day One: 30 November 2017 Programs
8.30-9.00
Arrival and Registration
-
Tiruwork
-
9.00-9.30
Welcome remarks:
Introduction to the workshop, aims, process
Participant introductions
Endalkachew W./Fred K.
Simret Yasabu
CKM
Assessment of progress towards results (outcomes with contributions from outputs)
9.30-10.00
Update on Project Results:
Progress Results Rating/Assessment
Endalkachew W./Theresa A.

CKM
10.00-10.20
Plenary Discussion
All


10.20-10.50
Overview of the Public-Private Partnership (PPPs) Clusters (Actor types, relationships, linkages, sustainability of such linkages, gaps identified)
Edward B./Tamiru A.

CKM
10.50-11.00
Plenary Discussion
All

CKM
11.00-11.15
Coffee Break



Presentation of PPP clusters’ performance against key milestones/indicators (Plenary discussion included): actor types, relationships, linkages built, sustainability of such linkages, gaps/challenges identified, recommendations
11.15-11.55
South East PPP cluster
Kisi W./Adamu Z.

CKM
11.55-12.35
South PPP cluster
Dr Tulu D./Amare F./Takele P.

CKM
12.35-13.35
Lunch Break



13.35-14.15
Central PPP cluster
Dr Sofia K.

CKM
14.15-14.55
North PPP cluster
Dr Tesfaye F.

CKM
14.55-15.35
Pawe PPP cluster
Fitsum M./Getachew Y.

CKM
15.35-15.50
Coffee Break



15.50-16.30
Jimma PPP cluster
Beza H/Gebresilassie H.

CKM
16.30-17.10
Chewaka PPP cluster
Kifle D./ Zerihun A.

CKM

Time
Activity
Presenter
Facilitator
Rapporteur
Day Two: 1 December 2017 Programs
Overview of Implementation Models
9.00-9.30
Project level overview of implementation models/approaches, sustainability of the models, assumptions made, early risks identified and potential recommendations for sustainability
Edward B.
Simret Y.
CKM
Partnership level overview of implementation models/approaches, sustainability of the models, assumptions made, early risks identified and potential recommendations for sustainability (plenary discussion included)
9.30-10.00
Chewaka PPP cluster
Kifle D./ Zerihun A.

CKM
10.00-10.30
Jimma PPP cluster
Beza H/Gebresilassie H.

CKM
10.30-10.45
Coffee Break



10.45-11.15
Pawe PPP cluster
Fitsum M./Getachew Y.

CKM
11.15-11.45
North PPP cluster
Yonas W./Yazie C.

CKM
11.45-12.15
Central PPP cluster
Dr Sofia K.

CKM
12.15-12.45
South PPP cluster
Dr Tulu D./Amare F./Takele P.

CKM
12.45-13.15
South East PPP cluster
Kisi W./Adamu Z.

CKM
13.15-14.15
Lunch Break



Exit Strategy
14.15-14.55
Presentation of summary exit strategy
Birhan B./Endalkachew W./Theresa A.

CKM
14.55-15.15
Plenary discussion
All

CKM
15.15-16.15
(25’ group work & 5’ presentation)
Group work and confirmation of the exit strategy by the respective PPP clusters
(Rollout coffee)
Each PPP clusters


16.15-17.15
Follow up action plan on exit strategy for each focus area by the respective PPP clusters
Each PPP clusters

CKM
17.30
Closure
Endalkachew W./Fred K.

CKM

Workshop Materials

  • Presentation template



Pictures




Participants