Joint STDF/IPPC Outreach Event on the PCE Facilitators project

Findings and recommendations of the evaluation of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Facilitators project

30 NOVEMBER 2021
13:00-14:15 CET

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STDF's Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitators' project, led by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, aimed to help National Plant Protection Organization (NPPOs) improve their work through more robust needs' assessment and action planning, based on the IPPC's PCE Tool. The project set out to create a pool of trained PCE facilitators to roll out the PCE Tool in developing countries. In the process, it trained forty PCE experts, developed guides for PCE training and national phytosanitary capacity development strategy, and resulted in the completion of PCEs in Madagascar, Barbados, Kenya, and Guinea.  

An independent external project evaluation, published in 2021, took a critical look at the project's relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability, based on OECD's evaluation criteria, and assessed its contribution to STDF's programme goal of improved and sustainable SPS capacity. The evaluation concluded that the PCE is under-utilised and could have much broader application and impact on directing capacity development to areas of greatest need and in support of country priorities. It identified a number of lessons and recommendations to further improve the delivery, rollout and sustainability of the PCE, which can also support the use of facilitator delivery models in SPS capacity assessment and development more broadly.

Purpose of event

The purpose of this STDF/IPPC event is to share and discuss the findings and recommendations of the project evaluation in order to build on the project's results, including to further support the PCE's use in developing countries.

Target audience

This event is targeted at heads of NPPOs from developed and developing countries, as well as donors and others involved in phytosanitary needs assessment and capacity development.

Programme of event

The session will take place in English. 

  • Welcome remarks & moderation: Marlynne Hopper, Deputy Head, STDF
  • Keynote presentation: Lois Ransom, External project evaluator
  • Panel discussion:
    Ricardo Somarriba, Executive Director, Instituto de Protección y Sanidad Agropecuaria (IPSA), Nicaragua
    Sarah Brunel, Implementation Facilitation Deputy Leader, IPPC Secretariat
  • Q&A
  • Closing

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