Work packages and activities

 

WP 1 | Support to the FNSSA Partnership and the HLPD Bureau 

Leading partner: JYU

Contributing partners:

CIRAD, WR, FARA, CULS, UCPH, ASARECA, MEST, UHOH, NASAC, IITA, DST, GREENWICH U., FCT, ACU, KINNO, UNION AFRICAINE

List of tasks:

Task 1.1: Governance Support and Secretariat
Task 1.2: Strategic Stakeholder Engagement
Task 1.3: Studies, Analysis, Foresight
Task 1.4: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment

Public deliverables

D1.1. Reflections report on workshops and events outcomes
D1.2 Annotated bibliographies on selected topics
D1.3 1st Compiled Study reports
D1.4 Workshop (W1-3-3/1) report
D1.5 2nd Compiled Study reports
D1.6 3rd Compiled Study reports
D1.7 Workshop (W1-3-3/2) report

Work Package 1 will provide dedicated support and information services to the AU-EU Research and Innovation partnership in Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (the Partnership), to the AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue on STI (HLPD) as the governing body of the Partnership, to the HLPD Bureau, and to its Working Groups.

The objectives of WP 1 are to:

  • provide strategic and operational support to the implementation of the FNSSA Roadmap.
  • Strategically link the Partnership and HLPD to existing international fora and processes and other external stakeholders;
  • contribute to the knowledge basis of the HLPD and the Partnership by undertaking analytical and foresight activities;
  • establish and conduct a monitoring and evaluation framework for both the Partnership and the Roadmap.

WP 2 | Actors, Alliances, and Policies 

Leading partner: DLR

Contributing partners:

FARA, BLE, ANR, NRF, CSIR-GH, FO.N.R.I.D., NASAC, DST, GO AFRICA, KEF, KINNO

List of tasks:

Task 2.1: Dialogues for Action towards joint R&I agendas in FNSSA
Task 2.2: Scientific Sorting Houses (I & II)
Task 2.3: FNSSA Systems Improvement
Task 2.4: Funding Networks & Mechanisms

Public  deliverables

D2.1 Description of an operational framework to support the Alliances, including a critical review of the PIMC (4th report)
D2.2 Report on Sorting House I
D2.3 Report on Sorting House II
D2.4 Workshop (W2-3-2/1) and report of the workshop fostering Knowledge, Communication & Innovation Hubs in Egypt/Eastern Africa
D2.5 Workshop (W2-3-3/1) and report of the workshop Upscaling of mechanisms for successful science based outreach in Egypt/Eastern Africa
D2.6 Workshop II (W2-3-2/2) and report of the workshop fostering Knowledge, Communication & Innovation Hubs in and Ghana/Western Africa
D2.7 Workshop (W2-3-3/2) and report of the workshop Upscaling of mechanisms for successful science based outreach in Ghana/Western Africa
D2.8 Recommendations report of core elements of funders networks and funding mechanisms
D2.9 1st annual report on the progress made in the PIMC
D2.10 2nd annual report on the progress made in the PIMC
D2.11 3rd annual report on the progress made in the implementation of the PIMC

Work Package 2 will improve the effectiveness of the AU-EU FNSSA Partnership by contributing to the creation of strategic FNSSA Alliances in R&I, as part of the envisaged multi-actor Platform based on the HLPD FNSSA Roadmap of 2016 to jointly plan and implement research. The aim of this strategy will be to improve coordination and launch collaborative actions, in particular set up support mechanisms (including funding mechanism) for fostering the proposed FNSSA Platform to which the design and testing of an Africa-Europe Knowledge Management and Communication Framework (KMCF) is key.

The objectives of WP 2 are to:

  • create sub-regional stakeholders’ alliances (RSHA) which will identify, within the framework of the Roadmap, the major regional stakes in the domain of FNSSA;
  • translate these into more regional specific research agendas;
  • put in place a ’sorting house’ mechanism for technologies and FNSSA systems improvement.

WP 3 | Information Generation and Knowledge Management

Leading partner: SLU

Contributing partners:

CIRAD, WR, LUKE, CULS, UCPH, INIA, RUFORUM, ARC, SIU

List of tasks:

Task 3.1: Clustering Projects & Thematic Networks
Task 3.2: Information System

Public deliverables

D3.1 Database on projects
D3.2 Report on the interactions on clustering with project partners and key stakeholders
D3.3 Lessons learnt with the database on projects and from the experience of the projects coordinators
D3.5 Terms of reference for clustering and capitalisation
D3.6 Report and term of reference for the query interface: indicators to be produced, initial concepts and information resources list with report on workshops W3-2-1/1 and W3-2-1/2
D3.8 Report on efficiency of the system, new decisional tools for HLPD, awareness creation and dissemination with report on workshop W3-2-3/1

Work Package 3 will provide the core information system for the Platform. It will help to strengthen the decision- making process of the HLPD, while informing external stakeholders. The system will produce information on the progress and achievements of the Roadmap and evidence-based information justifying additional interventions.

The objectives of WP 3 are to:

  • map and cluster ongoing and recently finished projects contributing to the FNSSA Roadmap;
  • design and implement tools and concepts in knowledge management to improve the quality of information and the communication between scientists, policy-makers and practitioners, including farmers and investors;
  • strengthen the knowledge base to increase the efficiency of the long-term AU-EU R&I Partnership, by developing new instruments for data analysis, supporting existing knowledge networks, and enhancing capacities for data management and communication;
  • encourage better outputs from the involved projects and a greater outreach for results dissemination;

WP 4 | Dissemination and communication

Leading partner: CIHEAM-IAMB

Contributing partners:

List of tasks:

Task 4.1: Preparation of the communication and dissemination strategy and plan
Task 4.2: Communication activities
Task 4.3: Dissemination activities

Public deliverables

D4.1 Dissemination and communication strategy and plan
D4.2 Website (on line)
D4.3 1st Report on the implementation of the dissemination and communication strategy plan
D4.4 2nd Report on the implementation of the dissemination and communication strategy plan
D4.5 3rd Report on the implementation of the dissemination and communication strategy plan
D4.6 1st Annual report, including feedback and lesson learnt, from Europe-Africa AGORA
D4.7 2nd Annual report, including feedback and lesson learnt, from Europe-Africa AGORA
D4.8 3rd Annual report, including feedback and lesson learnt, from Europe-Africa AGORA
D4.9 4th Annual report, including feedback and lesson learnt, from Europe-Africa AGORA
D4.10 Report on stakeholders – research funding alignment meeting M4-3-3/1
D4.11 1st Report on raising awareness event SE4-3-4/1
D4.12 2nd Report on raising awareness event SE4-3-4/2
D4.13 4th Report on the implementation of the dissemination and communication strategy plan
D4.14 ORDP: Open Research Data Pilot

Work Package 4 will organise the external communication, promotion and dissemination activities, and create an Agora to broaden the communication6. It will also provide support in communication and brokerage to innovators linked to the pilot activity developed in WP2.

The objectives of WP 4 are to:

  • disseminate and communicate project activities and outcomes with the aim of facilitating outreach, targeting decision-makers, stakeholders, end-users and funders in the field of R&I on FNSSA;
  • reach out and raise awareness among civil society, stakeholders and relevant actors in agriculture and food systems;
  • share with stakeholders and end-users the project goals and get feedback on how to increase LEAP4FNSSA impact
  • promote the FNSSA Partnership and disseminate its results

WP 5 | Management and coordination

List of tasks:

Task 5.1: Administrative liaison with the EC Project Officer
Task 5.2: Project Management, including Monitoring
Task 5.3: Delivering the project final policy output

Expected deliverables

D51 1st General Assembly reports, including comments by the External Advisory Committee
D5.2 2nd General Assembly Report, including comments by the External Advisory Committee
D5.3 3rd General Assembly Report, including comments by the External Advisory Committee
D5.4 Final Document after the Closing GA “From Partnership to Platform”

Work Package 5 will coordinate the implementation of LEAP4FNSSA and organise the final writeshop, at the end of the project.

The objectives of WP 5 are to:

  • ensure the link between LEAP4FNSSA and the EC through its designated project officer;
  • organise and monitor an effective and efficient implementation of LEAP4FNSSA, according to the agreed deliverables and milestones, and way of cooperation as described in the Consortium Agreement;
  • liaise with WP1 to ensure that the support given to the HLPD bureau benefits from all the inputs generated by the other WPs in the implementation of the FNSSA Roadmap, in strengthening the EU AU FNSSA Partnership, and in formulating the way forward (the “Platform”) after completion of the LEAP4FNSSA project. This will be based on the deliverables of WP1 to WP4, and supported by relevant stakeholders.

WP 6 | Ethics requirements

Leading partner: CIRAD

Public deliverables

Work Package 6 sets out the ‘ethics requirements’ that the project must comply with

The objective of WP 6 is to:

  • ensure compliance with the ‘ethics requirements’ set out in this work package.