Policies are understood as principles or rules that guide reform processes and ensure they lead to results. They are statements of intent that frame operations, practices, and legal aspects, which are needed to enact reforms, streamline operations, and give incentives. The 5th GFRAS Annual Meeting will give a space to discuss and learn from evidence and experience on RAS policies and actions to influence them.  In parallel sessions, participants will share and discuss evidence, cases, and practice on sub-themes:

Discussions at the meeting will focus on evidence, cases, and practice about RAS policies. Presenters and participants will discuss how evidence was created and how it was used to influence policy processes. Ideas and inputs by presenters and participants will be consolidated into a collection of arguments for RAS policies that will be used for the elaboration of policy influencing materials.

How to proceed

Participants who are interested to contribute to parallel sessions on one of the three sub-themes by a power point (PPT) or prezi presentation 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 the parallel sessions will take a maximum 10 minutes (maximum 9 slides), 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[1] and thematically clustered into sub-sessions. Selection criteria are:

The committee will also make suggestions for the final input. Inputs that are not accepted for the parallel session 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 RAS policies – evidence and pratice (one of the three sub-theme)

10 June

Information on acceptance or rejection of proposal by organising committee

16 July

Input (e.g. PPT or prezi presentation) elaborated and sent to the moderator

22 August

Input reviewed by the moderator and finalised

5 September

Input presented to the parallel session

23 September

[1] The organising committee consists of three representatives from regional and sub-regional RAS fora (Maria Isabel Paredes, RELASER, Max Olupot, AFAAS, Stephen Hazelman, APIRAS/PIRAS ; two representatives of INTA as host organisation (Iris Barth, Julio Catullo); and two staff of the GFRAS secretariat (Kristin Davis, executive secretary, Dorothee Lötscher, programme officer)