Partner in GFAR, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is launching the KM4AgD Challenge 2021, in collaboration with AFAAS, CCARDESA, ASARECA and CORAF. The Challenge is a joint activity under the CAADP XP4 programme funded by the Development of Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA) initiative funded by the European Commission. GFAR is also funded through the DeSIRA project, whose aim is to develop capacities for climate-smart knowledge management for agricultural development.
The Challenge aims to improve the capture and dissemination of knowledge in African agriculture by building the appropriate capacities, establishing communities of practice, and strengthening knowledge generation, dissemination, and use mechanisms. It comprises collaborative activities, including training Knowledge Management (KM) professionals, data collection and demanded knowledge products. The activities of the inaugural Challenge and KM conference will be spread over September to December 2021:
1) September 8 – Kick-Off meeting of the 2021 Challenge – Please register in advance HERE.
2) September 13 –November 30, 2021: 5 days of training leading to Certification in Knowledge Management and three workshops for 25 participants from at least 20 African countries to develop demanded knowledge products and strengthen the knowledge Society.
3) December 6 – 10, 2021: The maiden Africa Agriculture Knowledge Management Hybrid Conference. The Conference aims to showcase the KM products and services of CAADP-XP and generate political support for advancing climate-smart KM for Agricultural development in Africa.
Please visit the KM4AgD site for more details.