Date: Sunday November 6 2016
Procasur Corporation and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are glad to invite you to apply for a one year Learning Initiative (LI) on Climate Change Adaptation that will take place in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region, under the framework of the Programme: “Strengthening Capacities and tools to scale up and disseminate Innovations” implemented by the PROCASUR Corporation and funded through IFAD’s large regional grant.
The Learning Initiative will expose a group of selected projects and their stakeholders’ units to a set of innovation mechanisms and learning activities and it is aimed at involving its main actors to work towards the improvement of those units. It is intended to support collaborative learning and action between individuals and organizations linked to IFAD to introduce sustainable practices, adaptive technologies and climate-resilient post-harvesting infrastructures, technologies and practices. The LI will provide and facilitate opportunities to strategically fill gaps and make links between related production and post production processes in a manner that promotes more inclusive approaches and practical solutions to climate change negative impacts.
The Initiative is titled “Practical solutions to adapt to climate change in production and post-harvesting sectors” and will draw from the cases of Pro-poor Value Chain Project in the Maputo and Limpopo Corridors (PROSUL) and Climate Resilient Post-Harvest and Agribusiness Support Project (PASP) in Mozambique and Rwanda, respectively.
The Learning Initiative foresees the implementation of a Learning Route (LR) in the ESA region (in particular in Mozambique and Rwanda) from the 6th to 16th of November 2016 and the promotion of a set of activities that will be developed during the LR year-long ex-post phase, in particular.
- The setting up of a Capacity Building activity with the opportunity of learning directly in the field and from its protagonists in a peer to peer mechanism;
- A customized set of Technical Assistance activities for the improvement and/or implementation of the Innovation Plan exercise;
- The development of a community of practitioners and the facilitation of working in networks where sharing of information on issues relating to climate change adaptation will take place through the virtual platform of the LI;
- The development of a dedicated page on PROCASUR’s website to share publications and documentations on best practices and lessons learned on climate smart strategies in production and post harvesting sectors.
For more information on how to participate, click here
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10TH OCTOBER 2016
Early applications are encouraged! Please feel free to share this information with other potential participants and people you feel will be interested in applying.