Component Three

This component finances three main categories of activities:  At national level, APPSA is financing project coordination activities, including planning and budgeting, management and administration, monitoring and evaluation, environment and social safeguards compliance and regional engagement.  Regional facilitation by CCARDESA: At the regional level, APPSA finances regional facilitation activities including: (i) planning, monitoring and evaluation activities related to regional collaboration; (ii) regional exchange of information, knowledge and technologies; and (iii) technical assistance and capacity building many of which are carried out by CCARDESA.  APPSA financing will support analytical work, needs assessments, and policy dialogue or policy harmonization activities in key areas that affect R&D at national and regional level. These focus on analysis of relevant policies and legislation for intellectual property rights, operationalization of the SADC harmonized seed regulatory system, implementation of biosafety regulations and similar topics.