Proli-FaNS + African Regional Meeting in Nairobi

Participants in African Regional Workshop of Prolinnova partners, Nairobi, May 2018 (Photo: Loren Cardeli)

As part of the regionalisation of Prolinnova outlined in the network’s 2016–20 strategy, the focus in 2018 is on strengthening the subregional and regional networks. On 22–23 May 2018, the five African Country Platforms (CPs) that are involved in the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project held their annual sharing-and-learning meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The programme for these two days was organised by Joe Nchor, Proli-FaNS coordinator based at ACDEP in northern Ghana.

A third day (24 May) was devoted to sharing about experiences with building up two subregional Prolinnova networks (in West & Central Africa and in Eastern & Southern Africa) and planning how to work toward a Prolinnova–Africa network. This one-day meeting was organised by the two subregional coordinators: Georges Djohy and Amanuel Assefa. 

On 25 May, the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) held a face-to-face meeting in Nairobi. The POG members took part in all or at least part of the Proli-FaNS and regionalisation meetings of the CPs.