May 2018: Proli-FaNS + African Regional Meeting in Kenya


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 Country Platforms (CPs) involved in the Proli-FaNS project held their annual sharing-and-learning meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The programme for these two days was drawn up 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 meeting was organised by the two subregional coordinators: Georges Djohy and Amanuel Assefa, respectively. 


All Prolinnova CPs in Africa were invited to Nairobi, but those not directly funded under the Proli-FaNS project needed to generate own funding for travel, lodging and food. Additional funding from Misereor allowed participation of several other African CPs.