SCAR Workshop on Programming Research and Innovation for Improved Impact

The SCAR Strategic Working Groups ARCH*, AKIS** and Food Systems are jointly preparing a workshop to be held on Friday 6 April 2018 from 09.00 to 13.00 hrs. The workshop will take place in Rome the day after the FAO 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: "Scaling up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals" from 3 to 5 April.

The aim of the workshop is to provide, to funders and researchers, concrete recommendations on how to strengthen programming of research and innovation to reach tangible impacts. The workshop will involve key note speakers showing how to ex ante programme research and innovation for improved impact, at the international, national and regional scales. This will be followed by panel discussions with experts drawn from the European Commission, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), The Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), and open discussions with participants. Lessons learned during the workshop will be used as the basis of a policy brief with specific recommendations and guidelines on how to better programme research and innovation activities to achieve improved impact.

Participants will especially be funders, policy makers and researchers from international organisations, European Commission Directorate Generals, SCAR Members, National Research & Innovation institutions and sub-national managing authorities.

The draft programme and information about registration will be made available by the middle of March.

In case you have a question with regard to this workshop, please contact SCAR AKIS facilitator Floor Geerling-Eiff:

Do you want to know about the opportunities Joint Programming can bring you, in the Netherlands or within Wageningen UR, including implementation and activities? Take a look at this Joint Programming website or please contact Dr Christine Bunthof.

Information about the SCAR Strategic Working Groups can be found on the SCAR website.
Information about the FAO 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology can be found on the FAO website.

* ARCH: European Agricultural Research towards greater impact on global CHallenges
**AKIS: Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems


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