GCARD2 meeting on the Dublin Process: Enhancing the partnership between CAADP and CGIAR
The ‘Dublin process’ initiative aims to deepen alignment and collaboration between Africa’s agricultural research, extension and education programs and the research programs of the CGIAR, to facilitate agricultural transformation in Africa.
A pre-conference meeting was held on October 28, 2012 at GCARD2 to develop concrete next steps to make the alignment between CGIAR and the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) operational.
Karen Brooks, Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets and member of the Dublin Process Steering Committee, comments on the main outcomes of this meeting: " The meeting highlighted several concrete efforts underway to move the process forward: a memorandum of understanding to be signed between the African Union Commission and the CGIAR Consortium, the Science Agenda for African Agriculture, the use of a Mapping and Alignment Tool to identify and link all ongoing initiatives under the CGIAR Research Programs in Africa, setting up joint work between CAADP and the CGIAR institutions to develop and implement the Technology Platform called for by the G8… Solid foundations for programmatic alignment and collaboration between CAADP and CGIAR are being designed, and I am confident that this process will make an important contribution to agricultural transformation in Africa.”
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