One-Day Workshop on

Building a Partnership Between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

2 December, 2017 

Venue: ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal


Time Agenda Objective
9:00–9:30 Welcome and Introductions
  • David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD–OpeningRemarks (10 minutes)
  • Mark Whitton–Global Lead, Agriculture and FoodSecurity, AKF–Opening Remarks (10 minutes)
Participants Introductions (10 minutes)
Lay out institutional objectives for the session and familiarize participants with each other
9:30–9:45 Achievements, challenges, and lessons learned in transboundary landscape programme by Eklabya Sharma, DDG, ICIMOD (15 minutes) Provide strategic orientation and institutional level information to inform discussions
9:45–10:45 Introduction to AKRSP/ MSDSP/ AKF/ UCA programming and priorities in the Pamirs and Hindu Kush Familiarize all participants with AKDN’s work and highlight how collaboration with ICIMOD has functioned to date
10:45 –11:00 HKPL regional initiative–key opportunities, priorities, and potentials by Ruijun Long, Programme Coordinator, HKPL Provide HKPL orientation and background information to inform discussions
11:00–11:30 Group photo and Tea/Coffee break
11:30–12:30 Potential key elements of Collaboration (Concept Note) by Farid Ahmad, Head–Strategic Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Unit, ICIMOD (20 minutes) Outline the identified areas of potential collaboration
12:00–12:45 Discussion on partnership building (45 minutes) Objective to identity 3–4 concrete strands of work for further planning and collaboration Focus planning efforts on key areas of mutual interest (Basanta will facilitate)
12:45–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:30 Group Work on Prioritised Workstreams (60 minutes)
  • Objective to identify key objectives and potential activities in the 3–4 identified priority areas
Develop more detailed potential concepts for key areas (facilitator should provide key questions and template to guide discussions) (Jo to facilitate)
14:30–15:30 Feedback to group and open discussion Share ideas and build consensus around approach
15:30–16:00 Working Tea/Coffee Break
16:00–16:30 Donor landscaping and potential funding sources Exchange ideas on potential sources of funding (and timelines) for key areas of work (Mark to facilitate)
16:30–17:15 Maintaining momentum
  • Identification of action items going forward, responsibilities for advancing them
  • Confirmation of coordination mechanisms/secretariat function
Ensure accountability for follow up (Rajan Kotru to facilitate)
17:15–17:30 Way Forward
  1. Mark Whitton–AKF
  2. David Molden–ICIMOD
Vote of Thanks