Agri ProFocusAgri-Hub Ethiopia Role and mandate of Working Groups in our Agri-Hub
Working Groups set the agenda in AHE The mandate of the Working Groups is to set the agenda for the Agri-Hub and to shape the implementation. They have to ensure that the Hub does what its’ members want it to do. Topics that are potentially interesting for members seem: • Gender in Value Chains (ongoing) • Access to Finance (ongoing) • Cooperative development (new) • Outgrowers schemes or Contract Farming (new) • …………….. Please come forward with more options.
Task and responsibilities of WG’s The task description of the Working Groups is to: • Define the thematic focus • Define an agenda in terms of themes and activities • Budgeting and mobilising funds (in cooperation with secretariat) • Responsible for the content of planned events (secretariat does logistics and administration) • Report on progress and events to Steering Committee
Potential types of activities • Joint Learning: • Exchange of experiences • Workshops/ seminars • Coaching and training trajectories • ……………. • Joint Action • Propose Themes for the Call for Proposals of the FSRE • Write (position) papers (e.g. towards the RNE) • Write books, leaflets or concepts notes • …. • Joint Resource Mobilisation • Develop common proposals for the FSRE or FDOV, etc. • ……
Organisational matters • Each WG elects a chairperson who convenes and chairs the meetings and a member who will join the Agri-Hub Steering Committee. • The budget for activities has to come from contributions of members which can subsequently be doubled by the Hub. • The AHE secretariat supports the Working Groups: making minutes of meetings, organise logistics of events, assist in budgeting and fund raising, and taking care of administrative issues.
Assignment for today • Suggestions for additional Working Groups? • Join a Working Group of your preference • Elect a chairperson for the meeting today • Discuss in the WG: • The themes / specific topics that you want to address • The type of activities that you want to undertake • Ideas for fund raising • Membership: who else could join? How to invite them? • Chairperson and representative for Steering Committee • Suggestions for priorities for the FSRE Fund • Decide when and where you will meet next time.
Contract Farming WG • Theme: Contract Farming • Topics • Trusts building / communication/ • Contractual relationships / content/ enforcement/ • Embed in local development setting/ link dev. partners • Initial activities • Inventory of what was done before (AHE, SNV, AJ, Adil) • Group on our Ning: manuals / publications etc. • Look for co-funding; e.g. with SNV • Ten members • Yerusalem from SNV will chair the WG • Hannah of AJ will join the Steering Committee • Next meeting mid-February
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