Component 1

Coordination, systems analysis, synthesis and communications


To ensure that the regional partnership program on sustainable food systems was guided by a framework for systems analysis, partnership work was coordinated, research outputs synthesized and communicated well, and the program linked with key basin, national and regional policy and dialogue processes.

Key Activities

  • Developed overall analytical framework to guide the work of ACIAR SDIP and integrate phases 1 and 2

  • Convened Steering Committee and relevant working groups

  • Managed coordination, contracts and work planning with all partners

  • Organised relevant synthesis, systems analysis and dialogue workshops

  • Identified and responded to key opportunities for policy engagement at basin and regional scales

  • Guided the development of necessary analytical studies

  • Engaged in key forums and spaces for supporting informed policy dialogue

  • Developed communication materials for SRFSI and SDIP

  • Ensured monitoring and evaluation and reporting to DFAT


ACIAR team (Research Program Manager for Water and Climate (RPM), Program Manager (PM), Project Coordinator (PC))

Key Partners

All project commissioned organisations

Delivery Mechanisms

A small ACIAR management team worked closely to guide the overall program. This team facilitated the implementation and reporting of ACIAR SDIP activities under the leadership of the RPMs.

The ACIAR management team liaised closely with the Steering Committee for inputs and guidance on the overall strategy for ACIAR SDIP.

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