Peaceful transhumance: APESS and its partners have a roadmap to set up innovation platforms in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

The Association pour la Promotion de l’Elevage au Sahel et en Savane (APESS), member of the consortium of actors implementing component 2 of the PREDIP on strengthening cross-border governance (PRODIATA) invited its partners to a technical workshop information sharing on the role and process of setting up and operating multi-actor innovation platforms. It was October 20, 2020 at the headquarters of the national representation in Burkina Faso of the NGO CARE.

Innovation platforms are multi-stakeholder consultation frameworks whose role, in the context of transhumance, is to analyze constraints, explore opportunities, develop and implement an action plan to ensure sustainable management and non-conflicting common resources (pastures, water points, etc.).

During 2019, a study made it possible to define the methodology for setting up innovation platforms and to identify potential sites in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana where the first platforms will be set up.

To facilitate the establishment of these platforms in the north of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, APESS recalled the main conclusions of the 2019 study in order to ensure a common understanding of all stakeholders.

Above all, the meeting made it possible to draw up the roadmap leading to the establishment of these exchange frameworks. The main activities consist of information missions for actors and partners in the field, which will be followed by feedback sessions on the results of the study and then the effective implementation of the platforms.

Prior to this session on innovation platforms, participants were informed about the development progress of three key communication products: a brochure, a compilation of sheets and a video to serve as educational tools for trainers during the sessions. sessions of cross-border consultation frameworks to increase awareness and understanding of regulatory texts, the functioning and added value of transhumance.

This one-day meeting was officially opened by Dr Ahmat HASSAN MOUSSA, regional coordinator of PREDIP in the presence of the Executive Secretary of APESS, Adama TRAORE and Ms Brigitte OUEDRAOGO, Coordinator of PRODIATA.