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CIPE Workshop on Developing Sustainable Market Information Systems in Africa with Strong Public-Private Partnerships

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The Center for International Public Enterpirse (CIPE--http://www.cipe.org/) sponsored research and a workshop in Maputo, Mozambique, in November, 2004, that brought together MIS participants from Mali, Mozambique, and Zambia to share experiences and draw lessons for building sustainable MIS with strong public-private partnerships. The CIPE-supported projects helped pull together lessons learned from the PASIDMA project in Mali as well as similar efforts elsewhere in Africa.

Workshop Schedule-Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 Top

Background note on conference.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 Top

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Summary of key points from previous day’s discussion (Rapporteurs)
  • 9:00 - 11:00 Discussion of how to build effective public-private MIS partnerships in a rapidly evolving market and technological environment: (See discussion points in item 2-4 of workshop objectives)
    • A. Role of MIS in marketing extension and market analysis
    • B. Design Issues that will influence potential future evolution of MIS in Africa (see item 3 in workshop objectives for details)
    • C. Relationship between MIS and Exchanges.
    • D. Developing MIS strategic plans and “selling” those plans to various stakeholders, including donors and domestic constituencies.
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Break; time for rapporteurs to develop draft report/conclusion
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • Afternoon Visit to SIMA and selected courtesy visits-consider arranging a quick visit to a cash and carry wholesaler (broad-line food wholesaler) in Maputo
  • 16:30 Return to hotel
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Closing session; discussion and approval of workshop report