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Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in Policy Analysis, Dialogue and Implementation of the CAADP Process
18 July 2011



In July 2010, GIZ made a three year grant to FANRPAN valued at 300,150 Euros. The overall objective of the Project financed by the grant is to "Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in Policy Analysis, Dialogue and Implementation of the CAADP Process". The Project objectives are:
  1. To enhance the ability of FANRPAN country nodes to design and manage the multi-stakeholder policy dialogue process in an efficient and systematic way to ensure effective CAADP implementation.
  2. To increase information gathering skills, knowledge management skills and learning approaches at node level.
  3. To increase the nodes' ability to create, facilitate and manage partnerships and alliances across unequal and diverse partners for a common purpose.
  4. To instill a deep understanding and enable interpretation of the CAADP framework, its principles and relationship to the country context and investment programmes.
  5. To build capacity for communication and advocacy on CAADP, reform within the constituencies, and communication inside and outside these constituencies in a way which energizes and motivates the actors for a common cause.
Focal countries: Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland. All three countries belong to SADC with two (Malawi and Swaziland) membership with COMESA.

Project Outputs
  • Node capacities in facilitating multi-stakeholder consultative dialogue platforms built
  • CAADP dialogue platforms professionalized, leading to enhanced awareness and engagement in the CAADP agenda
  • Progress reports on milestones and country indicators
  • Proceedings of CAADP implementation debates
  • Stakeholder advisory notes to government
  • Increased inter-ministerial collaboration, especially between agriculture, finance, environment and the natural resources through nodal network liaison with government
  • Increased direct participation of in-country non-state actors (CSO, NGO, Private Sector, Faith Institutions) in the development and implementation of agriculture and rural development investment programmes
  • More harmonized, coherent and coordinated interaction and collaboration between government and development partners
  • Country CAADP dialogue platforms in focal countries held
  • Four countries sign CAADP Compacts (Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland)
  • Quality of CAADP Compacts is enhanced
  • Database of CAADP stakeholders in the three selected countries
  • CAADP events calendar established and updated regularly
  • A roadmap for formalizing civil society participation in supporting CAADP country processes
Expected Outcomes
  • Evidence –based planning as a result of clearly identified investment priorities and policies, facilitated through knowledge sharing
  • Effective engagement and participation in CAADP implementation by non-traditional stakeholders
  • Multi-stakeholder alliances involved in investment
  • Effective Monitoring and Evaluation, peer review system in place

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