Aug 12

Vijabiz project mid-term review and field visit to three youth groups beneficiaries

Vijabiz project mid-term review and field visit to three youth groups beneficiaries

Event Overview

Vijabiz is a 2-year project launched in August 2018, mainly funded by IFAD and co-funded by the implementing partners CTA and USTADI Foundation. The overall goal of the mid-term review workshop and field visits is to share and discuss results achieved during the first year of the project implementation and perspectives with partners, organisations and youths involved in the projects.

After a year of implementation, a midterm review workshop is held on 12 August 2019 at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Nairobi following by a field visit on 13 August 2019 in Nakuru.

The objectives of the upcoming activities are:

  1. Assess the project’s progress and identify successes and challenges to implementation;
  2. Share experiences in project implementation among partners;
  3. Exchange with youths during the workshop and on the field about activities they had been involved in to-date; and
  4. Discuss strategies for undertaking successfully outstanding activities and opportunities for scale-up and replicability.
Elgon Road Nairobi KE, Kenya

Speakers

Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • USTADI

    USTADI Foundation is a registered Kenyan organisation. USTADI is Swahili word for ‘skilful’ and the brand name for the Local Capacity Development Facility in Kenya whose focus is on facilitation of Capacity Development Services (CDS) at the sub national level. The organisation was started by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), International Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (HIVOS), and twenty-one (21) other local institutions (referred to as the Consortium) involved in facilitating capacity development in Kenya to bring about a ‘coalition of change’ comprising partners from the private sector, civil society, government, commercial organisation, financial service providers and various interest group regarding capacity development.

  • IFAD

    Headquartered in Rome, Italy, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. It was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided US$18.5 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 464 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialised United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub. In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), through its nominee AFRACA – The African Rural and Agriculture Credit Association, IFAD Co-Chairs the Finance Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF related sessions, workshops, programs related to the improvement of access to finance in Africa by smallholder farmers.