Capacity Strengthening Workshop on Policy Brief Writing for the Feed the Future States

Participants during a Group Discussion at the Policy Communications Workshop in Abuja

One of the aims and objectives of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project is to strengthen the national capacity for making available and disseminating evidence relevant to public policy. As such, a two-day workshop on Developing Policy Brief was held for participants drawn from the seven Feed the Future states (Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger) from 22nd to 23rd August, 2019. This training-workshop was facilitated by the Head of Policy Communications Unit (IFPRI-Nigeria) as part of the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project (NAPP) activities in Nigeria.

The workshop was attended by 25 participants (22 males and 3 females) that work in either the state ministries of agriculture, or the agricultural development programmes/agencies. The aim of the training workshop was to enhance and strengthen the skills and capacities of the State Ministries of Agriculture and/or agricultural agencies to independently develop their own policy briefs.

Participants at the Policy Communication Workshop in Abuja

Participants expressed high interests in the training-workshop and majority of them wanted subsequent editorial support with the drafts. The participants were grateful for the training and stated that the training has equipped them with the contextual knowledge and technical skill to develop policy briefs relevant to their states.

This training is part of the activities of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. The project is jointly implemented by IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) and Michigan State University with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nigeria)

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