GCCASP Development Partners and National Partnership Platform
Client or Partner: NEPAD Planning & Coordinating Agency
The Gender Climate Change Agriculture Support Programme GCCASP is a continental initiative designed by NEPAD Agency within the context of the CAADP result framework, and national and regional CAADP investment plans as well as the AU Environment Action Plan.
The goal of the GCCASP is to achieve an effective and equitable participation of African women smallholder farmers, youth and other vulnerable groups in climate-smart agricultural practices. The focus of the programme is on smallholder women farmers who account up to 80 percent fo of food production and household food supply in Africa. The programme is designed to be implemented in five Regional Economic Communities (RECs) represented by five countries namely, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger and Rwanda. These countries have already developed their respective GCCASP under the overall guidance and coordination of NEPAD Adence, with financial and technical support from NORAD and GeoSAS respectively.
Currently the programme is in the pre-implementation phase where the focus is on resource mobilization activities and operationalization of partnership platform. With this objective, a two days meeting (27-28 April 2015) was organized by the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare (MoGCDSW) of the Republic of Malawi in collaboration with NPCA.
The preparations for the workshop were facilitated through the technical support of GeoSAS Consulting Service who also assisted in delivering a number of workshop materials including, Framework Resource Mobilization Strategy and Operationalization of the Partnership Platform.
Moreover, the company has continued providing technical support in the preparation and facilitation of the workshop which is scheduled to be conducted in three programme participating countries, Namely, Cameroon, Rwanda and Niger. Accordingly, The Cameroon workshop is planned to take over 5-7 May 2015, with GeoSAS continuing its technical support.