One CGIAR launches in Tanzania, fanning expectations for 2023 and beyond
IITA–CGIAR, as the One CGIAR Convener for Tanzania, in collaboration with the Tanzania Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)—host of the National Agricultural Sector Development (ASDP) Coordination Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture, convened a two-day National Stakeholders Forum to launch and popularize One CGIAR in the country. Sixty-two participants from the government, private sector, international development organizations, and donor institutes attended the event in Dodoma on 13 and 14 December. The Hon. Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office on Policy, Parliament Affairs and Coordination, Dr John Anthony Jingu, officiated the event.
The forum aimed to clarify One CGIAR, its initiatives to be implemented in Tanzania, and all ongoing bilateral CGIAR-led projects in the country. The meeting also aimed to identify critical gaps of national importance for communicating back to respective initiatives and CGIAR centers to be considered in the planning phases. It was noted that Tanzania is currently working on the next implementation plan of ASDPII. This was timely, so CGIAR activities and programs would be included in the national framework to kick off in late 2023.