Education for Rural people (ERP) and Food Security

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					Education for Rural People
 (ERP) and Food Security
From land tenure to resources management: a participatory
           approach in fighting against poverty

     A partnership project co-financed
      by the European Commission
                        By Ada Civitani

                Capacity Building Workshop
              (Rome, 15th-17th November 2004)
    Building Global Partnerships
NGOs:                          UNITED NATIONS:
• Links with based             • World wide network
                               • Resources and projects
• Resources and projects
                               • Scientific background
• Experiential background
                               • Access to institutional
• Networks at local level in     decision making places
  EU and Development
                               • Capacity of lobbing on
                                 Institution (top down)
• Capacity of lobbing on
  Institutions (bottom up)
   Why NGOs for ERP?
Because Education for Rural People is urgently needed for:

• Food security and sovereignty in the poorest areas
• Sustainable development everywhere


• A participatory way of working for rural development,
  based on people empowerment and inclusion, respect of
  cultural identities and promotion of Human Rights
• Sustainable processes  sustainable results
              Starting point
NGOs are already including ERP in every kind of
  development program in rural areas
• at a local/regional level
• without a strategic awareness of the global
  situation and the opportunities of networking
                                  FAO and UNESCO
        • are capitalizing a scientific background on
                   Education for Rural Development
                • are offering a space for networking
The NGOs ERP Partnership vision
• Structured networking between FAO, UNESCO,
  Institutions, NGOs and civil society for ERP
• ERP knowledge and experiences jointly capitalized from
  grass root to institutional level
• Operational partnerships for ERP development
  cooperation programs in Development Countries
• ERP included in Aid Policies in Europe and in
  Development Countries
• Decentralized networks mobilized at international level
• European Citizens aware and actively participating
How to make this vision reality?

        NGOs ERP Partnership MISSION

              NEEDS  GOALS
           TARGET, WHAT TO DO?
             (A working program)

           The European Project
NGOs ERP Partnership mission 1
GOAL: Build and spread a shared background on
    ERP between FAO, UNESCO and NGOs
   (knowledge, methodologies, competences)

      TARGET: NGOs operators, FAO and
              UNESCO officers

 WHAT TO DO: Networking local-global-local,
  participatory evaluation, studies at grass root
          level, capacity building, tutoring
NGOs ERP Partnership mission 2
GOAL: European Civil Society aware and involved
   in decentralised ERP cooperation networks
  between Europe and Development Countries
    TARGET: Schools, Universities, Local
      Institutions, civil society organisations
   working in Education and rural development,
                private donors, media

  WHAT TO DO: Spreading information and
  mobilising European local actors and citizens
NGOs ERP Partnership mission 3
 GOAL: Capacity building for ERP planning and
   implementation in Development Countries

TARGET: Local and international NGOs, National
 and decentralised Institutions, rural communities

WHAT TO DO: Involving local actors, spreading
     information, supporting NGOs’ and Civil
   Society’s participation in ERP regional and
 global events, implementing grass root projects
NGOs ERP Partnership mission 4
GOAL: Inclusion of ERP strategy in National and
 Europan policies in Food Security, Sustainable
    Development and Fight against Poverty
    TARGET: NGOs, CSOs, National and
         European Aid Agencies

   WHAT TO DO: Inclusion of ERP issues in
 international advocacy Platforms, promotion of
        National and European Meetings
NGOs ERP Partnership mission 5

GOAL: guarantee efficacy and sustainability of the
     networking to reach the largest impact
    TARGET: partner NGOs, members of ERP
    Flagship, FAO and UNESCO officers involved

        WHAT TO DO: Development and
        dissemination of supporting tools for
      networking, training and communication,
      according to specific needs at grass root
                  level of working
    A European Development
      Education Campaign
 To strengthen the European and international
    network in support of E.R.P. through the
 implementation of spaces for civil society’s
 participation and the promotion of dialogue
and cooperation with Institutions and Donors
    at local, national and European level.

Promoter NGOs from: Italy, France, UK, Africa
             and Latin America

Starting: now         Ending: October 2006
                                              In Europe
 Who and where?                       France: CFSI, Coop’Dec
         In Italy                     UK: Global Connections,
ACRA (Focal Point), CAST,
  COOPI, CISP, CINS, CTM                      In Africa
  Lecce, PRODOCS, ICEI,               Chad: ACDAR
  ISCOS, ASIA, PROSVIL, RC,           Senegal: KDES
  Terra Nuova, Seniores Italia,
  TdH, UCSEI, COCIS, FOCSIV           Tanzania: AidNet
+ Association of Italian NGOs
+ a network of about 30 Civil                  In Latin America
  Society Organisations (CSOs)        Bolivia: CEJIS
                                      Chile: Conapach
          FAO-SDRE (Roma), UNESCO- IIEP (Paris)
              FAO and UNESCO Regional Offices in
                         Africa and Latin America
Working plan


          Project step 1
    NGOs’ rule in ERP Flagship clarified, joint
    Advocacy and Cooperation activities planned

1 NGO ERP Focal Point in each European Country
  (Italy, France, UK + Bruxelles) + resource officers
       in Senegal, Chad, Tanzania, Bolivia, Chile
 Capacity building workshop (Rome, November
Active research on ERP and NGOs’ Aid programs
  in 5 Dev. Countries, elaboration of shared best
              practices (March 2005)
 Publication of training tools on ERP for NGOs in
    Italian, English, French and Spanish (June
     Expected results
 ERP institutional Partnership stronger and more
Stronger ownership for ERP Partnership members
   Better cooperation between FAO, UNESCO,
            European NGOs and CSOs
 At least 24 NGOs operators trained on ERP issues
                 and methodologies
Shared operational tools for ERP project building
     and evaluation available in 4 languages

  Better and larger impact of ERP cooperation
            programmes run by NGOs
        Project step 2
European CSOs and Local administrations joining
                 the ERP Flagship
ERP decentralised cooperation networks mobilised

     Information campaign through media
  20 workshops in Schools: 12 in Italy (North,
  Middle, South), 6 in UK, 4 in France (January
                  ‘05-April ‘06)
  20 territorial events involving local civil society,
  private sector, decentralised administrations: 7 in
    Italy, 9 in France, 4 in UK (July ’05 – April ’06)
1 day Workshop in FAO involving representatives
     of partners schools, local administrations,
             NGOs (September 2006)
   Expected results
 European public opinion aware of ERP issues,
   rural sustainable development, food security,
              fighting against poverty.
 200 teachers and 4000 students sensitised on
  ERP and involved in decentralised cooperation
 networks; best practices for involving Schools in
        ERP elaborated and experimented
 20 local Institutions mobilised within ERP
decentralised cooperation programs and about
       100 local Institutions sensitised
   About 10.000 European citizens of the local
  communities directly involved and sensitised on
        Project step 3
ERP networks mobilised from grass root to
    Institutional level in Chad, Senegal,
           Tanzania, Bolivia, Chile;
   ERP Cooperation projects planned
NGOs and local Civil society participation in ERP
      regional Workshops: Latin America
       (Santiago Chile, August 2004),
     Africa (Dakar Senegal, June 2005)
  Starting from the Active research, planning ERP
        strategies at local level (project building)
ERP Information spread through Focal Points and
              Civil Society Networks
    Expected results
5 ERP NGOs’ Focal Point able to develop ERP
 networks at local and national level (in Senegal,
          Chad, Tanzania, Bolivia, Chile)
   At least 3 local NGOs/CSOs involved in ERP
     strategy planning in each Country involved
Civil Society position paper elaborated and shared
          within 2 ERP Regional Workshops
 At least 2 National Institutions sensitised in each
                  Country involved
    At least 1 ERP grass root project in each
                Countries involved
       Project step 4
  ERP strategies enclosed in NGOs advocacy
     program for Food Security at National and
                  European level
 Inclusion of new European Platforms of NGOs
Participation of NGOs Focal Points in Advocacy
   Platforms on Food Security and Sustainable
Promotion of dialogue and confrontation meetings
   with Aid Agencies and Institutions at local and
                    national level
  Participation to CONCORD Working Group on
                    Food Security
 European Meeting on ERP and Food Security in
   collaboration with CONCORD (October 2005)
    Expected results
Position paper European NGOs on Food security
             including ERP strategies
About 30 European National Institutions working
      in Education, Rural Development and
  International Cooperation sensitised on ERP
              issues and strategies
 European Institutions involved, support to ERP
 strategies within European Aid policies increased
     At least 30 European NGOs involved in
                 networking on ERP
   Information on ERP shared among all NGOs
              members of CONCORD
       Project step 5
 Process supporting tools: exchange of
  operational information, capitalisation
      and dissemination of results
Project flyer in 10000 copies in Italian, English, French
      and Spanish (December 2004) + press office

1 educational video in 4 languages (October ‘05)
     A virtual network: project website + forum
      discussion, production of documents to be
    published on ERP official Website (march 05)
   Data base of European NGOs ERP projects
          shared with FAO and UNESCO
                                                          Capacity Building Workshp
                ERP Regional Workshop                   Rome, 15th / 17th November 2004
                    SOUTH AMERICA(
             (Santiago Chile, AUGUST 2004)

                  Action research in CHAD – SENEGAL – BOLIVIA – TANZANIA – CILE
                              best practices (NOVEMBER 04 – MARCH 05)

                                                                ERP Regional Workshop
                      Dissemination tools                              AFRICA
                        PUBLICATIONS                              (Dakar, June 2005
                  VIDEO (MAY - OCTOBER 05)

 data base                                                                                 Awareness,
   forum                                            20 TERRITORIAL
              20 Workshops in Schools                                                      policies and
discussion                                              EVENTS
              (JANUARY 04 – APRIL 06)
                                                  (JULY 05 – JUNE 06)                     Decentralised
                       1 European Workshop (Concord) + UE
                            (Bruxelles, OCTOBER 2005)

               1-day meeting in FAO Hq. with representatives of Schools,
                 NGOs and local institutions (Rome, SEPTEMBER 2006)

                                                                                          Next steps?
             Final evaluation-planning meeting (Rome, SEPTEMBER 2006)
OUTPUTS of this Workshop
 A detailed plan for implementing the project,
   tools for strengthening the partnership:
  Building foundations for the Active resource: how
    to develop ERP strategies through NGOs’ Aid
    programs? Which actors can be involved in the
    planning? Which indicators are we going to
    utilise for evaluating?
 Developing Advocacy strategies at local, national
   and European levels: what to do, when, with
   whom? How to involve Schools and local
   Institutions? Which kind of Institutional actors
   and CSOs network are we going to join?
Thank you everybody!

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