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  1. IFPRI’s Outreach Activities in Uganda:capacity strengthening and communications Sam Benin UGANDA STRATEGY SUPPORT PROGRAM (USSP) Inception Workshop 31st October–1stNovember 2005 Hotel Africana, Kampala

  2. Support to strategy development • Membership on 4 Plan for Modernization of Agriculture (PMA) technical sub-committees: • Environment and Natural Resources • Marketing and Agro-Processing • Food and Nutrition Security • Monitoring and Evaluation • Formal critique and input into “Uganda Food and Nutrition Strategy and Investment Plan (UFNSIP)” Page 2

  3. Support to agricultural research • Training on methodologies, survey design, data collection, data analysis, writing policy reports and briefs, through: • Direct collaborative links with national research institutions and researchers • Research assistant and enumerator training through projects • East Africa Food Policy Network competitive grants • Training students at Makerere University • Lecturing in MS Econometrics • Supervision of Thesis/Dissertation • Resource persons at workshops • Transfer of data, models, software and hardware, and other materials to local collaborators Page 3

  4. Communications/Resources • Publications • Project reports, discussion papers, journal articles, briefs, newsletters, research reports, books • Training: post-doctoral fellowships, interns • Models/Frameworks/Datasets/Maps • DREAM, IMPACT, Impact assessment • Workshops, seminars • Networks • CD-ROMSlink • Websites • IFPRI (www.ifpri.org/country/Uganda.asp)link • SCRIP (www.foodnet.cgiar.org/SCRIP)link Page 4

  5. Partners and collaborators • National Institutions: Ministries (MAAIF, MLWE, MFPED, others), PMA and NAADS Secretariats, UBOS, NARO, Makerere University, the then APSEC, ARDI, etc • The East and Central Africa Networks: ASARECA, ECAPAPA, RENEWAL-HASNET • Advanced Research Institutes • Other CGIAR centers: ILRI, ICRAF, IITA, IPGRI/INIBAP • Governments: Australia, Denmark, EU, Germany, Norway, Uganda, UK, USA • Others: FAO, IFAD, The Rockefeller Foundation, The World Bank, WFP • NGOs/Private sector: Africare, Ecotrust, NIDA Page 5

  6. THANK YOU