The working groups are the heart and soul of SNRD Africa, bringing professionals from GIZ-supported projects and experts of the respective GIZ sector departments together. They organise knowledge management, provide training on best practices and develop new approaches based on mutual exchange and peer learning. Working groups choose their tandem partners in the sector department (FMB) and have their own speakers, annual work plans and physical meetings. We recommend for each SNRD member to participate in one working group!
This working group aims at good nutritional status, which is both an outcome and a key enabler of sustainable development. All forms of malnutrition, whether insufficient calorie intake, micronutrient deficiencies or overweight, impact not only on the health, but also on the economic performance – of individuals as well as of entire nations (…)
This working group shares and promotes best practices and lessons learned from policy advisory services for agricultural public and private sector partners, rural development and food security policies.
This working group promotes the improvement of livelihoods while conserving natural resources in the context of climate change. Members believe that well governed and responsible management of natural resources are the basis for sustainable development in rural areas.
Communities of Practice
CoPs offer an open and flexible format to work on matters that cut across thematic areas, going beyond the regular span of SNRD activity. At this point, there are two active CoPs. Please let us know if you would like to join one of them.
Virtual Community of Practice on Contract Farming Why a community of practice on contract farming? Broad sharing and dissemination of information and knowledge are known to be key drivers of impact in [...]
This CoP is a forum for everyone working on ATVET-related projects in developing countries as well as for the experts from the sector departments dealing with subjects linked to ATVET within Germany (…)
The launch of the new virtual Community of Practice (vCoP) on contract farming (CF) is a further step in the GIZ’s engagement to promote CF around the world. Recognising the recently risen prominence of contract farming in practical approaches and debates related to inclusive business, the GIZ’s Sector Project Agricultural Policy and Food Security published the Contract Farming Handbook …
SNRD Africa’s workflow utilises modern digital tools. Each working group and community of practice has access to an internal community platform. Based on Microsoft Sharepoint technology, these virtual communities with their knowledge sharing and exchanging on management practice have become essential to active cooperation, networking and partnership.
Virtual collaboration via the community platforms adds value:
To exchange with members on current topics in real time, e.g. in webinars and online meetings, online discussions, blogs and fora
Options to share news, updates, announcements and articles among members
A document management system: upload and administer documents and information, share documents, information and links with other members
To work jointly on documents and presentations (via MS Office online) in your working group or CoP
A better knowledge management through wiki functions
To organise, prepare and document your events and meetings
A calendar function synchronised with Microsoft Outlook and push-messages for updates – never again miss a webinar organised by your working group
The option to administer tasks and duties and your working group, to organise polls and surveys among members
Option to share links to external communities, institutions and websites
The SNRD newsletter
User profiles of our members for better networking
To collaborate virtually using the internal platforms, please visit the pages of the working groups where you will find the login buttons.