Draft agenda for upcoming inception workshop Nov 5-7 in Nairobi Kenya


• Develop a shared understanding of the overall initiative, its objectives, and modalities

• Finalize the criteria and process for selecting component projects

• Develop outreach strategies for engaging with projects that are not directly included in this round.

• Present draft conceptual framework for evaluating gender responsive agriculture programs and validate it in the context of the candidate projects

• Review the needs assessment for gender M&E capacity building


Expected outputs:

1. Refined conceptual framework and implications for implementation in context of case study projects

2. Call for proposals for the case study projects to be finalized and released within a week

3. Results of Gender and M&E capacity needs assessment and implications for capacity building strategy

4. Elements of an outreach strategy for non-case study projects



8:30-9:00 AM Tea and registration

9:00-10:00 AM Welcome and introductions—Nancy Johnson

• Objectives and organization of the workshop

• A word from our sponsor: BMGF gender strategy— Haven Ley

• Introduction of participants

10:00-10:30 AM Presentation of the conceptual framework — Ruth Meinzen-Dick

10:30-11:00 AM Join ILRI institute wide coffee break

11:00-11:30 AM Presentation of proposal — Agnes Quisumbing

11:30-12:30 PM Table topics discussion—Facilitator: Ruth Meinzen-Dick/Deborah Rubin

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 PM Project case study presentations— Group 1 (see below)

Moderator: Amber Peterman

3:00-3:30 pm Coffee

3:30-5:00 pm Project case study presentations— Group 2

Moderator: Elizabeth Waithanji

Wrap up

6:00 Opening reception (cocktails at ILRI)



9:00-10:30 am Impact evaluation panel (Obj. 2): Quantitative and qualitative impact evaluation methods; data requirements for impact evaluation; discussion

Dan Gilligan: quantitative methods; Jemimah Njuki: qualitative methods; Agnes Quisumbing/Nancy Johnson: data needs

10:30-11:00 am Coffee

11:00-12:30 pm Project case study presentations— Group 3

Moderator: Deborah Rubin

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-3:00 pm Project case study presentations— Group 4

Moderator: Haven Ley

3:00-3:30 pm Coffee

3:30- 4:30 pm Presentation of gender strategies and methods for M&E — Jemimah Njuki

4:30-5:30 pm Results of capacity assessment exercise

Wrap up of Day 2



9:00-10:00 am Outreach strategy and feedback (Objective 3)

10:00-10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 am Discussion of criteria and process for case study proposal development

11:30-12:30 pm Wrap up and next steps

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch (Case study teams can arrange to meet with the initiative members over lunch to discuss questions regarding individual proposals, if requested)

1:30 pm Meeting with USAID team to discuss interaction with their projects, if desired


Project Presentation Groups

Group 1: Projects that transfer individual assets

• RDI: Land rights

• LOL Livestock

• BRAC Bangladesh—Targeting the Ultra Poor

• Kickstart Treadle pumps

Group 2: Projects that build infrastructure and provide equipment (individual and shared) designed to improve ag productivity and income



• Grameen Foundation

• BRAC Africa (TBC)

Group 3: Projects that develop and promote improved crop varieties and ag practices


• Nitrogen-fixing legumes

• World Vegetable Center

• Orange-fleshed sweet potato

Group 4: Crop varieties and other

• HKI Burkina Faso

• USAID Kenya

• USAID Mali

• USAID Tanzania

• Other projects pending confirmation of attendance