Lessons Learned

After the 2012-2015 funding cycle closed, and as part of the Completion Report, the Seed Alliance reflected on lessons learned during the process, as follows:

Work is needed to strengthen the use of simple but effective coordination mechanisms that focus on sharing the information required for planning, budgeting and decision-making as well as lessons learned after implementation at the regional program level. These mechanisms should maintain a lightweight coordination structure while recognizing the individual needs of the three independent organizations (AFRINIC, APNIC and LACNIC). Further, the coordination structure must meet the needs of three different communities operating in different contexts in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Preserving Regional Differences

It is important to clarify that this does not mean that the same set of activities should be applied to all regions. The strength of the Seed Alliance lies precisely in its ability to adjust to meet the needs of each region, while incorporating best practices and experiences successfully implemented by others. This enables information to be leveraged and utilized by the members of the Alliance as well as other alliance and sub-granting programs, and also by other organizations, researchers and activists across the global south seeking inspiration or looking for ways to scale-up their work.

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