Africa Lead Final Report

SCALING UP FOR FOOD SECURITY & RESILIENCE
IN AFRICA

2013 – 2019

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About this Report

This report is structured in an easy to navigate format. It will help you learn about Africa Lead II’s origins as a program, how it supported Africa’s food security policy developments from the boardroom to the farm, helped leaders and institutions across the continent advance toward achieving their shared goals, and how the program’s unique approaches were designed through continual learning and adapting.

LEADERSHIP DRIVEN BY COLLABORATING, LEARNING, AND ADAPTING

At its core Africa Lead II was a project focused on learning, and one of the greatest assets to the program was the relevant, timely, and valuable internal feedback that drove adaptive management and learning for our own program, that we hoped would serve our beneficiaries, policy partners, and stakeholders.
Africa Lead II was committed not only to improving leadership, management, and the culture of learning in our partner institutions, but to applying these principles in our own management approaches. This final report is as much a learning-focused publication as it is a final report summary. In each section you will find a focus on lessons learned and references to in-depth learning briefs.

Africa Lead II worked to ensure steady and incremental improvements in leadership, organizational, and systems strengthening in Africa for agriculture and food security. In the same way, our adaptability as a project team came from the way we measured and articulated how we do our work, what we learned from program implementation, and how we continue to adapt our work. We strived to ensure that our final reporting also provided a learning function – to inform our strategic approach, provide an evidence base for best practice, and reveal insights into how to better accomplish our goals.

Africa Lead II & Impact

SCALING UP FOR FOOD SECURITY & RESILIENCE

OUR REACH & PRESENCE

KEY PROJECT RESULTS

STRENGTHENING
SELF-RELIANCE

AFRICA LEAD’S IMPACT TO CAADP

OUR STORY OF CHANGE & EVOLUTION

MONITORING, EVALUATION, LEARNING & ADAPTING

AFRICA LEAD II PERFORMANCE RESULTS

Pillars of Impact