Scaling up for food security.

Africa Lead is one of Feed the Future and USAID’s primary food security capacity building programs in sub Saharan Africa. Feed the Future (FTF) is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

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Institutional Architecture Assessment for Food Security Policy Change (IAA)
The IAA was designed to provide a quick scan of the capacities fundamental to policy change in regard to the Africa Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
Chicken and the egg

Africa Lead is supporting Tanzania agribusiness entrepreneur Eugene Kavishe through a technical agribusiness consultant to help him develop a five-year sustainability plan that includes business objectives, growth strategy, risk analysis, financial plan and projections, marketing and communications plan, and action planning.

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Trainer Directory

Africa Lead has invested in building the capacity of experienced trainers/facilitators that are able to understand and facilitate discussions relating to agricultural transformation and have a proven track record in delivering capacity building training programs for multiple stakeholders within the agricultural sector.

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Passing the Torch
In Kenya, Africa Lead has partnered with the Kenya government and donor organizations to institutionalize its flagship "Champions for Change" training curriculum and reach all 47 counties in Kenya. Africa Lead did so to ensure sustainability of the training after Africa Lead programming concludes.
USAID Kenya’s Bi-Annual Resilience Learning Event
Africa Lead works as the learning support program to USAID's Partnership for Resilience and Growth in Kenya, regularly convening and facilitating learning between 24 of USAID's implementing programs and government partners . Recently the partnership conducted its bi-annual learning event in the counties of Isiolo and Marsabit.
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Africa Lead Facilitates the Horn of Africa Resilience Network (HORN) Annual Regional Meeting

The Horn of Africa is an area with scarce natural resources and that is vulnerable to food security crises, threatening traditional pastoral livelihoods. In 2011, the Horn of Africa faced the worst drought in 60 years, leading to famine in Somalia, and emergency food insecurity levels in Kenya and Ethiopia. At the peak of the drought, more than 13 million people across the region required humanitarian assistance, and more than 700,000 refugees fled Somalia.

Africa Agriculture Status Report 2018 – “Catalyzing Government Capacity to Drive Agricultural Transformation”

During the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) held in Kigali, Rwanda (Sept. 4-8) the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) released the annual Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) 2018, this year titled and focused on “Catalyzing Government Capacity to Drive Agricultural Transformation”.

Africa Lead Participates in Inaugural Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Conference in Kenya’s Kilifi County

As USAID Kenya’s lead learning partner in the Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG), Africa Lead participated in the inaugural ASAL Conference. The objective was to create a platform for prioritization and realigning of the ASALs development agenda with the national development priorities for accelerated social, economic and cultural development,

USAID East Africa Regional Partner Meeting: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning & Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation

Africa Lead facilitated the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning / Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (MEL/CLA) meeting for USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) regional partners meeting on 22 August 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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