On 13 October as part of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum, the DeSIRA-LIFT facility organized an online side event on ‘Strengthening AIS: learning from past and present research interventions. The aim of the webinar was to review the contributions and challenges of previous experiences built upon research partnerships, such as the CDAIS EU-funded project and present three new patterns of research partnerships aimed at generating more long-term transformative outcomes in agricultural innovation systems in countries: a farmer-led research partnership, a living lab as a new multi-actor innovation facility, and partnerships between research and policy makers for policy design.
Three DeSIRA projects were invited to present these new patterns:
There were also important interventions from invited panellists (CIRAD, FARA, DG-INTPA and DeSIRA-LIFT), emphasizing key challenges and lessons learnt on making research partnerships work for AIS strengthening:
This was the first webinar organized by the DeSIRA-LIFT Community of Practice, which aims at sharing and learning on challenges and practices in managing for impacts in Research and Innovation projects of the DeSIRA Initiative. In the following month, the DeSIRA-LIFT community of Practice will offer follow-up learning events to the DeSIRA projects around two key challenges: innovating with multi-actor facilities, innovating in insecure contexts. Keep posted through our website!
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