RAF/5/079 - ENHANCING CROP NUTRITION AND SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN IRRIGATED SYSTEMS FOR INCREASED FOOD PRODUCTION AND INCOME GENERATION (AFRA) MID-TERM REVIEW MEETING


The Mid-Term Review Meeting under the IAEA Technical Cooperation project RAF5079 “Enhancing Crop Nutrition and Soil and Water Management and Technology Transfer in Irrigated Systems for increased Food Production and Income Generation (AFRA)” will be attended by 16 Project Counterparts representing each Member State participating in the project. The three-day meeting will be a series of interactive online sessions during 27th to 29th October 2020, hosted on the Webex Meetings online platform.

The meeting covers both strategic and operational issues relevant for managing and implementing the project. While the meeting will be mainly focused on doing a review of progress, it also seeks to clarify further the role of the Project Counterpart: it makes reference to procurement, training, meetings, IAEA tools and process as well as technologies used under the project. It provides a platform for learning and peer-to-peer collaboration and sensitise the Project Counterparts to new possibilities in the application of nuclear science in agricultural soil and water management in Africa. 

OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of the meeting is to evaluate the progress made towards achieving the results of the regional project. The specific objectives of the meeting are to:
  1. Evaluate progress towards results under the regional project during January 2018 to September 2020;
  2. Agree priority initiatives to accelerate implementation of RAF5079 to December 2021, with emphasis on achieving the set project results;
  3. Contribute to the drafting of the Project Design for TC cycle 2022-2023; and
  4. Provide a progress update on the ASWMA 2021.
EXPECTED RESULTS

When it is successfully concluded, the meeting will have produced:
  1. An account of progress made towards achieving results set under the regional project during 2018-2020, with recommended priority initiatives to 2021;
  2. A draft project design for TC cycle 2022-2023; and
  3. A roadmap showing explicit actions towards ASWMA 2021.
SPECIFIC MEETING DELIVERABLES
  1. 1. Mid-Term Meeting Report produced by the PSC; and
  2. 2. Evaluation Report of the Meeting produced by PMO.
THURSDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2020

Time

Activity

Responsibility

12:00 – 13:00*

Pre-meeting (1 hour) test session

All Participants

* Vienna time

TUESDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2020

Chairing: Thuloane Tsehlo, PMO


Time

Activity

Responsibility

09:30 - 09:40

Opening Remarks

Shaukat Abdulrazak

Director, TC Africa

09:40 - 10:00

Team Introduction, Housekeeping, and Adoption of the meeting Draft Agenda.

Thuloane Tsehlo

PMO

10:00 - 11:00

Progress towards results under RAF5079: Jan 2018 to Sep 2020

Isaya V. Sijali

PSC

11:00 - 11:20

Health Break

All Participants

11:20 – 13:00

Feedback on progress towards results and agreement on priority initiatives to December 2021

All Participants

13:00

End of day - 1



WEDNESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2020

Chairing: Lee Heng, TO 

Time

Activity

Responsibility

09:30 - 10:00

A presentation on the Science:

Current technology, Tools, Training opportunities, Global and Regional Events, where MS have access in agricultural and soil management

Lee Heng

TO

10:00 - 10:30

Discussion

All Participants

10:30 - 11:00

Update on ASWMA and presentation of the 2022-23 Project Design

Thuloane Tsehlo

PMO

11:00 - 12:00

Discussion on ASWMA and the new project design for 2022-2023

All Participants

12:15 - 12:30

Meeting evaluation

All Participants

12:30 – 12:45

Closure and post-meeting activities

Thuloane Tsehlo

PMO

12:45

End of Day - 2


THURSDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2020

Chairing: Thuloane Tsehlo, PMO

Time

Activity

Responsibility

10:00 - 10:30

Adoption of the 2020-2021 work plan and priorities

Isaya V. Sijali

PSC

10:30 - 11:00

Adoption of the draft 2022-2023 project design

Isaya V. Sijali

PSC

11:00 - 11:20

Health Break

All Participants

11:20 - 12:00

Adoption of Draft Meeting Report

Isaya V. Sijali

PSC

12:00 - 12:15

Meeting Evaluation

All Participants

12:15 - 12:30

Closure and post-meeting activities

Thuloane Tsehlo

PMO

12:30

End of meeting


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