Day 1: Thursday, January 21
Time
Agenda Point
Objective
Who
8.00 – 8.30
Registration


8.30 – 845
Welcome and introduction
Welcome participants
Explain agenda
Christoph/Kate
Michael
8.45 – 9.15
Participant introduction
  • Introduce participants,
  • Understand expectations
Phout/Michael
9.15 – 9. 30
MRLG Introduction and where the platform fits in
  • Provide overall context to the platform
Kate/Christian
9.30-9.45
Overall mission design & Context
  • Provide context to previous work
Michael/Phout
9.30 – 10.30
Review of Information Ecosystem in the region
  • Explore emerging information ecosystem and linkages between different platforms
  • Find ways to improve innovation within the ecosystem
Michael/Nick
10.30 – 11.00
Coffee Break


Session 1: Setting the context
11.00 – 11.30
Talk show with key targets
  • Start thinking how we really reach/engage with these targets
Andrew B. Moderator
11.30 -12.00
Presentations/bus stops on needs of stakeholders
- MRLG partners
- Community Champions
- Private Sector
- High level policy makers
  • Begin to look at different targets and how we can actually engage them.
Phout
Nick Jewel
Michael Victor
Christian
12.00-12.30
Overview of Platform Design and Discussion
Present overall framework and components
Clarify/identify initial questions
Michael Victor & Phout & MAQE
12.30 -1.30
Lunch


Session 2: Feedback on main components, targets and activities
1.30 – 2.00
Identifying common blockages to achieving our objectives
  • Identify ‘bad practice’ to learn from designing platform activities
Michael
2.00 – 2.15
Introduction to working groups
  • Review components
  • Explain working groups
Michael/Phout
2.15 – 4.45
Working groups around Program Components
1/ Synthesis (focus on State of land Report)
2/ Learning and Sharing (focus on web portal and content areas)
3/ Engagement and Dialogue
3a. Farmers/Social Media
3b. High-Level policy makers + private sector
  • Review current set of activities
  • Propose and discuss new activities
  • Prioritize over 2 year period
  • Commitments from partners
Group work
3.00-3.30
Coffee break


4.45-5.15
Share results and discuss cross linkages, synergies with other pillars and programs
  • Allow Review of
  • Look at cross linkages & synergies
Michael
5.15– 5.30
Wrap up for day/reflection


6.30 – Group Dinner – Location to TBC
Day 2: Friday January 22
Time
Agenda Point
Objective
Who
8.30 – 845
Review of previous day and update on agenda
Review previous day and any new ideas/issues to address
Michael
8.45 – 10.15
Open space to share new initiatives/ideas and systems
World Café style
Group Work
10.15-10.30
Coffee break


Session 3: identifying institutional commitments for the platform
10.30 – 12.00
Working groups:
1) Information Ecosystem – strengthening linkages
2) Linkages between regional platform and national networks
3) Web-portal –user experience
  • Provide opportunity to further group work on different areas and come to more concrete plans.
  • Discuss potential linkages and collaboration points and get commitments

12.00 – 1.15
Lunch


1.15 – 1.45
Present back and discuss
  • Provide opportunity for others to give inputs
  • Look at cross linkages & synergies
Phout
1.45 – 2.45
Governance of the platform
  • Discuss overall governance of the platform and ways partners and contribute - participate
  • Gain commitments from participants on how they will participate
Michael
2.45 – 3.15
Coffee break


3.15 -3.45
Action planning and reflection
  • Develop road map for coming three months
  • Review commitments made and next steps
Michael/Phout
4.15 – 4.30
Wrap and closing

Christoph/Kate/Christian