AIFSC attended Dublin II
Just over a year ago, CGIAR, the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), and its development partners agreed to align their priorities and programs in Africa. Dubbed the ‘Dublin Process’, for the city in which the agreement was reached, the new initiative was launched to bring together the research strengths and networks of the CGIAR research programs with agricultural development needs and opportunities being articulated in national agricultural investment plans (IPs) spearheaded by CAADP.
The new partnership is unique and unprecedented. Previously, CGIAR and CAADP have largely functioned separately, with only a few initiatives linked to one or two members of the CGIAR Consortium.
In a recent workshop, called ‘Dublin II’ (held September 17-19, 2012), Mellissa Wood (AIFSC), John Dixon (ACIAR) and Australian colleague Gabrielle Persley, joined major stakeholders in the Dublin Process met to take stock of the commitments made a year earlier, follow up activities that have taken place and develop a science agenda for Africa.