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RAEIN-Africa coordinates a regional network of research and development actors in SADC and builds partnerships to facilitate innovation in areas of common interest to countries in the region. 

RAEIN-Africa as a Regional Platform

RAEIN-Africa serves as regional platform for joint learning and experience sharing as well as collaboration. A range of activities are implemented in this capacity: Among these are

Innovation Systems for Resilient Livelihoods: Connecting Theory to Practice Conference

This conference was held from 26 to28 August 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference brought together about 100 innovation actors from a range of backgrounds including academics, regulators, policy makers, development workers and media practitioners

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change and Innovation Systems in Southern Africa

The conference brought together 54 delegates among them policy makers, government officials, representatives of UN agencies, practitioners from local and international NGO’s and Community Based Organizations, the media and applied researchers from the region. The aim of the conference was to facilitate sharing of experiences, identify gaps in enhancement of community adaptation strategies to climate change, improve country capacities to identify clean technologies that mitigate impact of emissions, and to define the role that innovation platforms can play in addressing identified gaps

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Conference on the Innovations Systems for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Livelihoods Development in SADC Countries

Conference was held from 22 to 25 June 2009 in Windhoek, Namibia. The conference brought together about 70 delegates from all SADC countries who included policy-makers, researchers and the public, international researchers and representatives of regional organizations and initiatives including the African Union (AU), Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA), New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), and Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Biotechnology Trust Africa (BTA). The delegates deliberated on the need to consider...Read more >>

The SADC Biosafety Workshop

The SADC Biosafety Workshop was held from 28 to29 November in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Workshop was organized in partnership with the SADC Secretariat, Africa-Bio; COMESA; African Biosafety Network of Experts,The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa) and BiosafetySouth Africa. The meeting was attended by 24 participants representing regulatory authorities from Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The meeting provided a forum for the regulators to discuss areas of common interest in the area of mode...Read more >>

SADC High Level Dialogue on Biotechnology and Bio safety

The SADC High Level Dialogue on Biotechnology & Biosafety was organized in partnership with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate of SADC Secretariat. The objective of the Dialogue was to facilitate a shared understanding among high level officials from government departments responsible for Agriculture, Environment and Science &Technology with a view to enhancing informed decision making and to further explore opportunities for regional collaboration. The dialogue was held from 24 to25 November 2010 in Gaborone, Botswana.

Establishment of Regional Networking Platforms on identified thematic areas

RAEIN-Africa facilitates establishment of platforms on identified priority areas at national and regional levels. To date, three regional platforms have been established.

Media Platform

RAEIN-Africa recognizes effective communication of science and technology and environmental issues as a prerequisite to the participation of the public at all stages of technology and policy development, use and implementation as well as monitoring. The Media Platform has thus been established to facilitate communication and knowledge sharing on innovations for sustainable development. The platform acts as a nucleus that focusses on communicating lessons and experiences from innovation for sustainable development cases in Southern Africa.

Academic Platform

The academic platform has been established in recognition of the importance of mobilisation of the necessary critical mass of research and innovation actors required for attainment of sustainable development outcomes in the region. The platform is aimed at strengthening the capacity of institutions involved in academic training and research in science and technology, promoting the utilization of research outputs and the related knowledge by enhancing linkages with other key actors in the value chain.