We are pleased to announce that the USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded SCALE Award is launching a new Seeds Learning Group!
After hosting consultations last year with Implementing Partners and BHA staff to better understand barriers to uptake and use of seed system assessments (SSAs), a few key insights emerged, including the need to support more socialization of SSA tools and resources and to clarify donor guidelines and expectations for SSAs. The Seeds Learning Group will include a series of 4-5 learning and discussion sessions in May and June 2022.
The objectives of the Learning Group are to:
- Introduce participants to the basic concepts of seed systems and seed system assessments (SSAs), including various types of SSAs
- Help participants to access, navigate, and use existing SSA tools, trainings, and other resources, including Seed System Security Assessment (SSSA) tools
- Clarify to what extent partners can modify existing tools while upholding the minimum technical standards required for seed system assessments
- Support partners to familiarize themselves with existing assessments globally and relevant secondary seed system research and studies
Expression of Interest
Are you or one of your colleagues interested in joining this Seeds Learning Group? The group is open to team members from BHA Implementing Partners who are involved in their organization’s and/or program’s seed-related activities in emergency or non-emergency contexts.*
If interested, submit this Expression of Interest (EOI) form by Wednesday, April 20. You can read more about the Seeds Learning Group here. Please feel free to pass along the EOI to relevant colleagues!
*Please note that participation will be limited to a maximum of twenty participants total, with a maximum of two individuals per organization. For example, this could include one staff member who is directly implementing activities and one staff member who is providing technical support from a regional or HQ office.