Early in April 2016, GFAR, CGIAR and ARC of South Africa co-organized a landmark GCARD3 Global Event that brought together over 500 participants from 83 countries and across 15 different recognized sectors to dialogue on key national, regional and global AR&D issues and to develop collective actions that shape the future of AR&D. As an inclusive and participatory process, the GCARD3 dialogues are continuing through regional consultations to further deepen discussions on priority AR&D issues and come up with outcomes to inform policy processes. Discussions among regional stakeholders will improve understanding of the issues and required actions as well as foster partnerships.
The Africa Regional Consultation will take place from 28th to 29th April 2016 through an online platform coordinated by FARA working in collaboration with GFAR and CGIAR. This will provide an opportunity to discuss and plan for better coordination with existing regional priorities and alignment processes. The consultations will focus on three mutually reinforcing sub-themes that ensure that AR&D contributes to the continent’s agricultural transformation.