Fourth International Learning Alliance workshop, Tanzania 2019

The fourth International Learning Alliance workshop took place in Tanzania from the 28th to the 30th of May 2019 and was attended by both SAIRLA research project and National Learning Alliance representatives. The objectives of the meeting were:

  1. Sharing research outcomes: share lessons on research methodologies and implementation; and give other research teams and NLAs the opportunity to learn about, discuss and experience key findings and tools
  2. Informing policy and investment processes: sharing successes and results, lessons and opportunities for effective engagement with decision makers
  3. Social learning: identifying examples of different kinds and levels of social learning in the programme
  4. Towards impact and sustainability: vision and priorities for the final 6 months of the programme including external sharing of lessons and findings (what, with whom and how?), and continuing the programme’s agenda, both in-country and internationally


ICT for Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia

The Ethiopia NLA hosted an ‘ICT marketplace’ event in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Digital Green in April 2019 with the following objectives:

  1. To create a multi-stakeholders platform (IP) among ICT organisations
  2. Create awareness around current and potential ICTs for agricultural extension services in Ethiopia, including who is using and who is providing the ICT services.
  3. Facilitate linkages between ICT providers, users, policy makers and investors
  4. Identify challenges and opportunities for use of ICT for agricultural extension services in Ethiopia and how these can be addressed
  5. Get inputs for preparation of implementation guideline for the ICT pillar of the National Extension Strategy 
  6. To decide on the future  direction in mainstreaming ICT| in Ethiopia’s Agricultural Advisory Service Delivery.

The workshop report can be accessed here

 If you would like further details, please visit the event website