The Regional Agricultural and Environment Initiatives Network–Africa (RAEINAfrica) is a Southern African network that facilitates and promotes science, technology, policy and society interface for sustainable livelihoods using innovation systems approaches. Its main focus areas are sustainable management of the environment and agricultural production systems. The network mainly addresses the interface in emerging appropriate technologies, maximizing on opportunities available to the resource constrained communities (including indigenous Knowledge Systems), innovative systems to development and coping, adaptation and mitigation strategies to climate change and interfacing issues within them whilst addressing policies that govern access to, safe handling and use of these technologies. Conservation of natural resources and improvement of livelihoods are the main expected outcomes of the network’s activities.
The network provides evidence based voices to the voiceless in policy making processes. Overall the network facilitates information sharing, knowledge generation, technology generation and evidence based policy and governance lobbying and advocacy on issues to do with sustainable development in the focus areas.
The network has active contact institutions (nodes) in nine SADC countries (Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa (Limpopo Province), Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and links to the other fi ve SADC countries through science and technology authorities.
RELOCATION OF THE RAEIN-AFRICA REGIONAL OFFICE TO PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
RAEIN-Africa had two evaluations conducted in 2011 and 2012, an internal evaluation commissioned by RAEIN-Africa and another external evaluation that was commissioned by the Donor, DGIS. The two evaluations recommended the relocation of the RAEIN-Africa regional Secretariat office to South Africa for a number of strategic reasons.
On the merit and strength of these recommendations, the RAEIN-Africa Board in their 9th Board meeting, held in Johannesburg, South Africa made the decision to relocate the regional Office to Pretoria, South Africa.
We are delighted to inform you that we have now successfully relocated the Regional Office to Pretoria, South Africa. All the necessary legal and registration requirements have been completed and the Office is now functional.
Our contact details in South Africa are as follows;
Address: 19 Frikkie De Beer, Atterbury Estate, Block 5, Ground Floor, Menlyn, Pretoria, South Africa
Postal: Box 657, Menlyn Retail, 0063, South Africa.
Phone: +27 12 348 0352/1160
Fax: +27 12 348 1136
The RAEIN-Africa Namibia Office will remain open and housed at the University of Namibia, in Windhoek. The contact details for the Namibia Office remain the same.Read The Full Story Here