20 - 23 September 2022
Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel, Blantyre, Malawi
Rodrigo Ciannella (ICRAF)
GEF Integrated Approach Pilot PCU
After two years of mostly virtual interactions, we are happy to have hosted the 2022 RFS regional workshop as an in-person event. Key country project representatives, partners and Consultative Committee members were invited to exchange experiences, take stock of lessons learned, and jointly plan for the final steps of this regional initiative. In particular, the workshop provided opportunities to:
Introductions and Objectives
Welcome and opening
Overall progress and results
Brief on the study assessing RFS impact on resilience
Resilient Food Systems impacts and lessons: interactive evidence and experience wall
Preparation for Learning Labs
Learning Lab 1: Multi-stakeholder engagement processes
Learning Lab 2: Bridging science-policy gaps for enhanced resilience
Learning Lab 3: Best practices on Sustainable Land Management for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality
Learning Lab 4: Building resilient value chains
Learning Lab 5: Advisory services supporting community innovations: integrated landscape management through Farmer Field Schools and Agro-Pastoral Field Schools
Learning Lab 6: Addressing learning and adaptive management at the RFS
GEF Secretariat interactions with country projects and partners
Regional Hub Planning Meeting (Hub partners only)
Field trips to irrigation schemes in Phalombe and Zomba Districts
Interactive Panel: Reflections on Programme learning and successes
Next steps and closing
Consultative Committee meeting (CC representatives only)
The stakeholders from the Resilient Food Systems programme met in Blantyre, Malawi in September 2022 to attend the Annual Knowledge Exchange & Learning Workshop.
The 4-day workshop consisted of jointly-designed learning labs, sessions from Hub partners, and an interactive evidence and experience wall. The RFS Malawi team also hosted the participants on a field trip to visit their project sites in Zomba and Phalombe districts.
Participants of the Resilient Food Systems Knowledge Exchange and Learning Workshop can find information on lodging, transportation, visa requirements for visiting Malawi, and other useful information in this Logistics Note.
Key Resilient Food Systems (RFS) country project representatives, partners and Consultative Committee members were invited to exchange experiences, take stock of lessons learned, and jointly plan for the final steps of this regional initiative at the 2022 Resilient Food Systems Knowledge Exchange and Learning Workshop in Blantyre, Malawi. The final agenda provides the structure of the workshop and its sessions.
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