August 2020

Guidelines for gender analysis in local innovation development

In 2017–18, Chesha Wettasinha from the International Support Team (IST), based at KIT (Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam), worked together with Mona Dhamankar, also from KIT, in developing guidelines for gender analysis in local innovation development (GALID). This initiative was supported by FAO and supervised by Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer, Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division.

Progress in the Ethnovet Project Oct 2019–Mar 2020

The 3-year project “Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Livestock Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana” is being implemented in northern Ghana with funds from Misereor (Germany). The project coordinator Foster Awuni in ACDEP (Association of Church-based Development Projects) reports on the first half-year of partnership with local ethnoveterinary practitioners, the Animal Research Institute of the Ghanaian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Pong-Tamale Central Veterinary Laboratory, the Animal Science Department of the University for Development Studies (Tamale) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).


At the International Partners’ Workshop in Cambodia in 2006, Prolinnova partners decided to give more attention to curriculum development and the integration of Participatory Innovation Development (PID) approaches into higher education systems. They asked the Centre for International Cooperation of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (CIS-VUA), then a partner in the Prolinnova International Support Team (IST), to facilitate creation of a curriculum development component under Prolinnova. See “Integrating PID into teaching materials and curricula”.

Training in Benin on social entrepreneurship based on local innovation / Formation sur l’entrepreneuriat social basé sur l’innovation locale

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The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) of the Netherlands Organisation for Internationalisation of Education (Nuffic) is supporting tailor-made training to strengthen the capacity of teachers in agricultural technical colleges in North Benin to support social entrepreneurship based on local innovation for food and nutrition security. This project is a collaborative effort of the Faculty of Agronomy, University of Parakou in Benin; the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherlands; AgriBio Services in Senegal; and the Prolinnova international network. Nuffic provides funding through the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.