AMEA GLOBAL CONVENING
The AMEA network gathers at least once a year for the ‘AMEA Global Convening’. These convenings build a strong and active network, enhance collaboration and explore opportunities for systems change and sustainable impact for professional farmer organisations.
News from our latest convening
In December 2019, individuals from AMEA member organisations and selected external stakeholders, came together in Washington D.C. to reflect on AMEA's past, debate key strategic issues, review case studies on AMEA collaborations and make decisions on future expansion.
This week included a two day AMEA Global Convening, with a focus on "From Global to Local". The network reviewed the progress and future plans for each Working Group and each Local Network. During the convening it was made clear that Local Networks would be a priority in 2020 and potential new Local Networks were discussed.
Beyond the Local Networks and Working Groups, the convening also included sessions on cross-cutting issues in the network. Participants discussed relevant issues which impact the AMEA network including: deepening member engagement and commitment to collaboration, engaging new stakeholders in the AMEA network and accelerating progress in all activities.
The convening also included the official launch of the "Last Mile Retailer" tool (IFC, CNFA and SCOPEinsight) and presentation of case studies by AMEA members using the AMEA toolbox in their projects.
AMEA Global Convenings to date
December 2019 Washington D.C, USA
May 2019 Nairobi, Kenya
November 2018 Delft, The Netherlands