Tuesday, 19 November 2013

CARTA visits the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education ANAFE

CARTA and ANAFE staff.  Seated on the front, Ms. Machiya (left) and Dr. Yaye 
A team of CARTA staff paid a visit to the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) on October 29, 2013.  ANAFE is a network of 134 member institutions (universities and colleges) in 35 African countries teaching agriculture and natural resource sciences.  ANAFE is supported by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Sida.

The visit was to learn ANAFE’s approach on Result Based Management (RBM) framework and understand ways in which the framework contributes to effective outcome reporting for ANAFE. It aimed at promoting cross learning among Sida supported institutions and also to develop synergies and interrogate possible areas of collaboration given the similarities between CARTA and ANAFE. 

ANAFE was represented by Dr Aissetou Drama Yaye,  the Executive Secretary, James Aucha, the Programme Officer and Alfred Oduor, Communications Officer.  CARTA team included Mercy Machiya, the Program Manager, Makau Ngola, Communications Officer and Thomas Yebei, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Dr Yaye gave an historical background of ANAFE and the relationship ANAFE has with different funders among them Sida. The discussions focused on Sida’s engagement with ANAFE in development of the ANAFE RBM framework.

Dr Yaye gave a detailed account of the steps taken in the development of the ANAFE RBM citing the invaluable guidance given by Associates for International Management Services (AIMS).  She noted that AIMS worked hand in hand with ANAFE to finalize the RBM which was approved by Sida. At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that both ANAFE and CARTA should continue collaborating on the RBM towards the finalization for the CARTA RBM

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