Strengthening the Local Value Chain of Research to Boost Development and Overcome Global Underrepresentation

This session will highlight a new research initiative, the Feed the Future Advancing Local Leadership, Innovation and Networks (ALL-IN) research program, a scalable and sustainable example of how the traditional US-led model of research collaborations can be redesigned to support the emerging research capacity of local partners, with supportive collaboration from US universities. ALL-IN researchers at African institutions are the leaders within these collaborations, leveraging their local knowledge, skills and ideas to build actionable evidence for promoting resilience and empowering rural families and communities to share in inclusive agricultural growth. Through lively conversation, this session will delve deep into how a restructuring of the value chain of research will lead to transformative impacts through locally-produced evidence and policy and draw the research community closer to achieving the SDGs.


Jane Mariara (she/her), Executive Director, Partnership for Economic Policy

David Ameyaw (he/him), President/CEO, International Centre for Evaluation and Development

Charles Amoatey (he/him), Program Director, Development Impact West Africa (DIWA), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

Tara Chiu (she/her), Associate Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience at the University of California, Davis