Learning and action for enhanced RAS are facilitated by the existence of functional fora and networks. In order to support regional RAS fora and international development institutions in their networking activities, the GFRAS Annual Meeting provides a space to exchange experiences not only in regards to thematic issues, but also related to functional aspects and processes. Fora and networks provide a space for dialogue between partners who jointly plan and implement activities. In order to collaborate, these partners mobilise and share resources and agree on how these will be managed.[1] During the 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting, GFRAS affiliates and members will discuss:

After inputs and inter-regional exchange, participants will dialogue within their region and elaborate recommendations to their regional fora and GFRAS.

How to proceed

Participants who are interested to contribute to this plenary session by a poster or other interactive tool should send a short (1-2 page) proposal for the input to the GFRAS secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The proposal should give details on:

Inputs in sub-groups of the plenary will take a maximum 5 minutes, followed by discussion. Please mention in the registration form for the 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting that you have applied to give an input. Only applications of registered participants will be considered.

Input proposals will be reviewed and selected by the organising committee and thematically clustered into sub-sessions. Selection criteria are:

The committee may also make suggestions for the final input. Inputs that are not accepted for the plenary can be presented at the share fair.



Due date

Registration for the 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting

10 June if applying for an input

Proposal for an input on one of the sub-themes of network strengthening through partnerships

10 June

Information on acceptance or rejection of proposal by organising committee

16 July

Input elaborated and sent to the moderator

22  August

Input reviewed by the moderator and finalised

5 September

Input presented to sub-groups of the plenary

25 September

[1] Critchley, W., Verburg, M., Veldhuizen L. van (eds) (2006): Facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships: lessons from PROLINNOVA. A publication in the series on Promoting Local Innovation. Silang, Cavite, Philippines: IIRR/Leusden: PROLINNOVA International Secretariat, ETC EcoCulture. 2006.