WAf 8th Annual Community of Practice Meeting

Friday, May 15, 2015 to Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The eighth annual meeting of the West Africa Community of Practice was held in Ouagadougou and focused on research by and with farmers. Representing NARS, farmers’ organizations, NGOs, and CGIAR centers; 34 grantees from 13 projects attended. Other attendees included local support personnel, a gender specialist and CCRP Leadership team members with expertize research methods and monitoring and evaluation. The meeting opened with a scene-setting session Thursday evening. The following morning participants visited the West African Farmer’s Innovation Fair, later discussing their experiences and observations and a gallery walk of CCRP Theory of Change and principles. Presentations were given to share and learn from the individual projects’ experiences the past year, including aspects of farmer engagement.

Event organizers and key contacts:
Hamado Tapsoba, Regional Representative and workshop coordinator
Bettina Haussmann, Liaison Scientist
Rebecca Nelson, Scientific Director, The McKnight Foundation CCRP
Jane Maland Cady, International Program Director, The McKnight Foundation