The Resilient Food Systems initiative is being implemented between 2017 – 2022. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) led the programme design and provides its core grant financing (USD 116 million), along with strategic guidance. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) leads the implementation of the whole programme and is the GEF agency responsible for Burkina Faso, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Niger and Tanzania country projects, in addition to co-leading (with UNIDO) the Senegal project.
In terms of governance, the Resilient Food Systems Programme benefits from strategic and policy guidance provided by a Consultative Committee comprising senior policy makers from all 12 countries and representatives from funding and implementing partners. The Consultative Committee provides strategic and policy guidance for the programme, advising participants as and when required with regard to implementation and other issues that might affect the achievement of programme’s objectives. When needed, technical advisory groups are also constituted with subject-matter experts from selected partners and external collaborators to guide the Programme on specific technical or scientific issues.
The Programme Coordination Unit, comprising members of the Regional Hub partners, is hosted by World Agroforestry in Nairobi, Kenya. If you would like to collaborate with us or you would like more information, please contact us.