Supporting local decision making for climate change, agriculture and food security. A meeting for CCAFS donors, partners and interested individuals

4 March 2013
Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, Sussex, UK



Read the summary of this event.

See the synopsis document (including objectives and the supporting document (explaining the CCAFS perspective).


Objectives

The meeting, hosted by IIED and IDS, was chaired by Camilla Toulmin, Director of IIED. The discussion covered:
  • A brief explanation of social learning approaches and positive impacts within the context of climate change and food security;
  • Ways to more widely incorporate these approaches into research and development;
  • How these approaches can help us scale up, accelerate impact and improve delivery of outcomes, and
  • Opportunities to develop new programs, consortia or innovative funding partnerships and alliances to further these aims. The intention is to explore how the CCSL initiative may leverage financial support for its non-CGIAR partners rather than looking to support CGIAR directly.

Agenda


Time
Session Title
Description
9:00-9:30
Arrival
Coffee and croissants
9:30-9:45
Welcome and Introduction
Introduction to the meeting and overview of objectives
9:45-10:45
Round Table Introduction
Individual introductions
10:45-11:00
What is social learning?
Summary of social learning and its importance in finding climate change solutions.
11:00-11:20
Coffee & Tea

11:20-12:30
Discussion: Participants experience of social learning & current thinking
Discussion points:
  • Strategic areas of importance for donors
  • Opportunities and challenges for developing social learning approaches
  • Participants’ projects and case studies
  • Perceptions of social learning
  • How social learning can reform CCAFS’ approach
12:30-2:00
Lunch

2:00-3:00
Workshop/Plenary: Ways for donors to get involved
Workshop or plenary on brainstorming ways for donors to get involved:
  • Ways for donors to support social learning
  • Partnership options
  • Other key players to involve
  • Upcoming opportunities
3:00-3:30
Discussion: Ways forward
Discussion on measures to implement the suggestions raised in the previous session:
  • Specific opportunities and timelines
  • Using comparative advantage
  • Practical steps to take now
3:30-4:00
Coffee & Tea

4:00-5:00
Wrap Up & Close
Reflections on the day, next steps and thanks

List of participants