Africa RISING Learning Event 2019: Participants reflections and takeaways
Partners from six project countries converged in Malawi on 5–8 February for the Africa RISING Program Learning Event 2019. The goal of the annual meet was for partners to synthesize valuable lessons learnt in the previous year and harness them for improved project implementation this year.
The meeting brought together Africa RISING scientists, researchers, and communications specialists from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Tanzania, and Zambia to assess the project’s implementation experiences, knowledge gained, and products generated in the different regions.
Mixing a regular workshop format with field visits to Africa RISING activity sites in Malawi, this year’s learning event focused on three primary topics: (i) experiences with implementation of the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework (SIAF), (ii) systems research for agriculture in practice, and (iii) common understanding of terminologies used within the Africa RISING program.
At the end of the event, the communications team caught up with a few of the participants to get insights into their key takeaways from the event. Below is an excerpt of the reflections from Annet Mutema of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). For reflections from other interviewed participants, follow this link: https://africa-rising.net/2019/03/11/africa-rising-learning-event-2019-participants-reflections-and-takeaways/