Welcome and Introduction to day
Adane Kassa – chair person of the steering committee
Run through agenda (Tilahun or Kees) and check if anything missing
Getting to know each other
9:15- 9.45
Individual introductions
(Ewen) In short interactive way, moving around, guided by questions, e.g. ask them to make groups according to:
a) Type of organisations: government organisations, NGOs, private sector;
b) Main activities: implementor, policy, financing etc.
c) Focus: land, water, else;
d) Working area: Woreda / region / national, international else;
For each question, some people are asked to introduce themselves and explain why they stand there.
Introduction of the national platform
Presentation on the National Platform: objectives, functions, and structure
(Kees) short presentation (5-10 min) with some room for discusion (5 min)

Refreshment break
Setting the scene: experiences of projects and networks
Projects and networks present and learning from other experiences
(Ewen introducing) a series of presentations - each 15 min + 1-2 questions:
  • Feedback from IFWF3: Ewen interviews Tilahun and other participants about what happened there then hands over to Tilahun for other presentations
  • Merit program (will be informal presentation, non-ppt, maybe space to involve others as well for their experiences)
  • Ripple (15 min, expect a ppt presentation)
(Tilahun) Clarification questions from plenary audience and short discusion
Framework for action: prority areas and strategies
(Kees) Short projected presentation (5 min) about the framework for action (containing all key issues identified in April 2011 and highlighting various approaches):

Framework print-out also distributed around tables for participants to consider.

(Ewen introduces) Discussion in 5 to 7groups of 8-10 (30 min): Review the issues and approaches and:
  • Collectively arrange the list of issues into a maximum of 7 themes - start with the obvious agreements and then zoom in on the more difficult themes
  • If you have time, work on identifying other approaches too. Each of these themes should contain sub-themes that were featured on the hand-out or are felt as important additions.
  • Prepare report about all of this on a flipchart sheet (featuring new approaches if you got to that)
  • (25 min) Ewen visiting group work results and interviewing group to find out what clustering each group proposes

Clustering of key issues / approaches by organising group (Tilahun, Kees, Ewen)
Establishment of thematic working groups
Action plan, priority issues, themes and champions
  • (Kees) Re-introducing the framework for action - updated with group inputs over lunch - touching upon new insights (that emerged from the previous session);
  • (Kees) Introduce a basic group work action plan template:
    • What is the vision for this theme over the next 2-3 years (what we are trying to achieve)?
    • What sub-topics does this theme focus on? (based on clustering from previous session)?
    • What will this group propose for each theme: a) expected outputs and outcomes (what) b) activities (how) - taking inspiration from the approaches highlighted c) existing networks/organisations/initiatives/individuals that can support (with whom?) d) possible funding opportunities for this work (how again)
    • If they get to that, they can work on some action planning i.e. what happens next by when, by who etc.
    • Kees will remind all that the issue leaders will all be invited to work on a follow-up planning session in January 2011.
  • (Ewen) Invite participants to take the lead on either of the issues and to work on them with other participants, to fill out the framework for action.
  • This work happens over 2 rounds: first round of 60 min and second round of 30 min.
Establishing draft work plans per theme
  • First round (60 min) All members participate in at least one issue working group
  • Second round (30 min) Every issue working group fills the framework for action with the elements mentioned above
  • Prepare feedback from group to plenary to highlight the broad lines of the strategy.
These groups are meant to meet reularly from January onwards (some may be active members, other non-active – i.e. they provide information, give feedback, etc.)

Refreshment break

Synthesis and way forward
Presentation and synthesis of groupwork
(Ewen) Reporting back (30 min) from 5–6 tables and asking a few reactions from the audience
  • After introduction of the plan, Who (what institution) do you think should take the lead?
  • Can you personally commit yourself to it? Otherwise get back to Tilahun/Kees by Friday 23.
(Tilahun/Kees - 15 min) Discussion about the emerging key opportunities and challenges
Way Forward and Closing
(Tilahun) Way Forward, inviting participants to give their perspective also (crucial for engagement)
(Betru Nedessa/ Adana Kassa ) Closing