N2Africa-Ethiopia Launch Workshop
27 -28 February, 2014. ILRI Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Objectives


The workshop aimed to:
- Introduce N2Africa project (day 1)
- Review progress so far (day 1)
- Map related activities and projects (day 1)
- Connect N2Africa research agenda with development outcomes (day 1)
- Broad-brush planning (day 2)

Some photos

Agenda


Day 1 - Feb 27

Time
Activity
Responsible
Notes
08:30-09:00
Arrival and registration
ILRI Staff

09:00-09:05
Program introduction
Endalkachew

09:05-09:10
Welcome
Alan

09:10- 09:20
Opening
Fentahun Mengistu, EIAR

9:20 -9:40
Icebreaker - introductions
Facilitator

09:40-10:10
Overview of N2Africa Phase II
Ken Giller

10:10-10:30
Project implementation
Bernard Vanlauwe

10:30-11:00
Break & Group Photo


11:00-11:15

11:15-11:30
11:30-11:45
11:45-12:00
12:00-12:15
12:15-12:45
Bridging phase progress reports
SNNRS
OARI
ARARI
EIAR
Facilitated Q&A
Endalkachew

Galfato/Endalkachew
Zerihun Abebe
Tesfaye Feyisa
Angaw
presentations

Overall

Amhara

SNNPR

Oromia

EIAR
12:45-14:00
Lunch


14:00-15:30
Mapping related initiatives
- Brief intervention from ATA
- Beief intervention from EIAR
Samuel Gemeda
Asnake Fikre
Participants discuss and map what’s happening. Captured on big boards. Mapped to Value Chain components.

Results captured in this file:


15:30-1600
Break


16:00-16:45
Brainstorming around outcomes:

Groups: Make the Logical links between each outcome and N2Africa’s legume research interventions.

- Livelihoods_income
Yared Sertse
What would N2Africa Success look like for improved livelihoods/income? What are the key research and development gaps that N2Africa could address? Outline a series of steps towards achieving improved livelihoods/income through more and better integration of legumes in Ethiopian smallholder systems.

- Nutrition
Yewelsew Abebe
What would N2Africa Success look like for improved human nutrition? What are the key research and development gaps that N2Africa could address? Outline a series of steps towards achieving improved human nutrition through more and better integration of legumes in Ethiopian smallholder systems.

-Agronomy
Kindu Mekonnen
What would N2Africa Success look like for improved soil fertility? What are the key research and development gaps that N2Africa could address? Outline a series of steps towards achieving improved soil fertility through more and better integration of legumes in Ethiopian smallholder systems.

- Women’s empowerment
Ephrem Tesema
What are the key intersections between women's empowerment and legumes in Ethiopian smallholder systems. How could greater women's empowerment lead to more and better integration of legumes in Ethiopian smallholder systems and how could a greater emphasis on legume development empower women?

- Crop-Livestock
Getnet Asefa
What are the key intersections between livestock and legumes in Ethiopian smallholder systems. How could greater attention to livestock lead to more and better integration of legumes in Ethiopian smallholder systems and how could a greater emphasis on legume development improve livestock production?
16:45-18:30
Reception




Day 2 - Feb 28


Activity
Responsible
Notes
08:30-09:15
Recap day 1
Plans and outputs day 2
Peter Ballantyne





09:45-10:30
Project sites and locations
Andy Farrow


After the presentation, it was suggested that a small group of people join with the country coordinator to review the sites and criteria and finalise this in light of any additional knowledge and priorities.

PPP
Edward Baars


Work plans introduction
Bernard Vanlauwe


This was the basis for the subsequent groups to produce first plans (see below)
10:30-11:00
Break


11:00-12:45
Group work

Specifying a research4development agenda for each.
Each an expert resource person


Agronomy/rhizobiology/soil fertility
Tilahun Amede
Thinking about the outcome pathways developed yesterday, what key activities are needed in the broad area of legume agronomy/rhizobiology/soil fertility

Women's Empowerment
Annet Mulema
Thinking about the outcome pathways developed yesterday, what key activities are needed in the broad area of women's empowerment+Nutrition

Multi-stakeholder Platforms
Alan Duncan
Thinking about the outcome pathways developed yesterday, what key activities are needed in the broad area of Multi-stakeholder platforms. What would be their function? At what levels would they operate? Who would need to be involved?

Input and output delivery systems
Edward Baars
Thinking about the outcome pathways developed yesterday, what key activities are needed in the broad area of input and output delivery systems? What is needed to improve these? What steps need to be taken to improve these?

Crop-Livestock
Gemeda Duguma
Thinking about the outcome pathways developed yesterday, what key activities are needed in the broad area of legume/livestock development?

Dissemination
Sam Gemeda

12:45-14:00
Lunch


14:00-15:00
Group work (continued) - synthesis


15:00-15:30
Break


15:30-16:30
Group reports
Group Rapporteurs

16:30-16:45
General discussions
Alan/Endalkachew

16:45-17:00
Next steps and closing
Bernard, Ken




List of participants




Sam Gameda