Stakeholder’s Exchange Meeting (SEM)- 2023
This first Stakeholders’ Exchange Meeting of the OACPS R&I Programme, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 13 – 15 February 2023, demonstrated an active engagement among the recipients of the OACPS R&I Programme actions. Working groups on a variety of topics encouraged the exchange of good practices, results and experiences, and strengthened networking and potential collaborations.
Over 60 participants, representatives of a wide range of African, Caribbean and Pacific R&I stakeholders (academia, research centres, regional and national authorities / agencies in charge of R&I, the private sector, and civil society organisations) attended this meeting. These participants are beneficiaries of the 12 projects financed through the ACP Innovation Fund (IF), including their third-party projects and local multipliers, and of 6 countries that received a Policy Support Facility (PSF) service.
The specific objectives of the event were:
- Exchange of good practices, results and experiences in project and impact management of the IF projects.
- Exchange of good practices, results and experiences in the implementation of the PSF services and their follow-up.
- Knowledge sharing on selected topics and cross-fertilisation of ideas and opportunities for R&I collaboration among IF and PSF beneficiaries.
- Knowledge sharing on impact measurement strategies during and after the IF and PSF initiatives, at short and long term.
During the event, the 12 IF projects (with their third-party projects / local multipliers) and recipients of the 6 PSF services gave short presentations and displayed their posters.News of the event opening News of the event closure