Day 2: FANRPAN Project Learning Events & AgriDeal and Brand Launches
Registration of participants was done on Day 2 and there were 4 learning events which were held in parallel:
- SADC Seed Policy Harmonization
- Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)
- Research for Impact for Climate Smart Agriculture
- PAEPARD one-on-one meetings
This blog post highlights the youth preparatory meeting and the FANRPAN AgriDeal Magazine Series Launch.
Youth Preparatory meeting
During this meeting, the outcomes of the Twitter Campaign that was launched by FANRPAN from 1st to 31st August was shared by the Communication consultant of FANRPAN and the youths shared their experiences about how the campaign went and the benefits it brought to them. While some got feedbacks from the audience about the good work that has been done through the case studies, others got the opportunity to know Twitter itself and explained how it has been beneficial in terms of getting latest information on subjects of interest.
|Youth Preparatory Meeting|
Each youth consultant presented the findings of their case studies to some partners of FANRPAN, including CTA and after the presentation, there was a Question and Answer session whereby the way forward was discussed. This was an opportunity for the youths to share any innovative idea that they had, which can make an impact on the issues that were highlighted on youth in Agriculture in the different case studies. The youths shared their ideas, which were heard and noted by FANRPAN and its partners.
|FANRPAN Youth Group Photo|
Brand and AgriDeal Magazine Series Launch
In the evening, there was the Brand and AgriDeal Magazine series launch. All delegates were seated according their respective countries. The facilitator highlighted that there were different stakeholder groups present in the room and all delegates were introduced according to their countries.
Dr. Lindiwe Sibanda, the CEO of FANRPAN welcomed the delegates and gave an over-view of the Regional Policy Dialogue Programme.
|Dr. Sibanda welcoming the Delegates to the Regional Dialogue|
FANRPAN Brand Launch
FANRPAN now has a new brand and a presentation was delivered by FANRPAN’s Communication Consultant, Ms. Siphokazi Phillip to explain how the brand was conceptualized and what the new brand reflects.
|Presentation by Ms. Philip on the FANRPAN New Brand and Logo|
The new FANRPAN Logo is in line with its evolved mandate to work Africa-wide. The transition from one logo to another is envisaged to be fairly seamless given that the name was retained and the earthy colours of the previous brand were retained.
AgriDeal Magazine Series Launch
|The new FANRPAN Logo|
The first issue of the series highlights the milestones of the Women Assessing Realigned Markets (WARM) project, which focuses on the plight of women farmers and how they use theatre to rise above their circumstances and advocate for better access to markets.
Ms. Sithembile Mwamakamba, the WARM project coordinator gave an over-view of the WARM Project which started 3 years ago and was implemented in 2 countries, namely Malawi and Mozambique. This was followed by a video projection on the WARM project.
|Ms. Mwamakamba explaining the WARM Project|
To launch the 1st edition of the AgriDeal Magazine, all women delegates were called upon on stage and the magazine was launched by the women. A copy of the magazine was given to all the delegates.
Please find an online version of the AgriDeal Magazine on this Link: FANRPAN AgriDeal Magazine - 1st Edition
The evening then ended beautifully with a cocktail and a Tanzanian live band.
Please find pictures on Day 2 in the following Slide-Show: