frPropose a project

FID at IFAD's Innovation Day

Article by FID team

08 June 2023


FID will take part in the upcoming Innovation Day hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on June 28th in Rome, Italy. FID will coordinate a session focusing on the synergies between researchers and innovation-driven organizations to address rural development challenges.

How can innovation and impact evaluation serve rural populations? FID will engage in this reflection during Innovation Day, organized by IFAD in Rome on June 28th.

This event will bring together high-level representatives and international experts from IFAD member states, the private sector, universities, research institutes, civil society, United Nations agencies, and other multilateral organizations.

This session’s focus: Innovation and impact evaluation

FID will hold a session on the role of innovation and impact evaluation in addressing the challenges faced by the most vulnerable rural communities. In this session, entitled "Funding evidence-based innovative solutions to rural development challenges: the case of the Fund for Innovation in Development," FID’s Deputy Director Claire Bernard will be sharing FID’s first results, two years after its establishment, regarding the financing of innovation for rural development.

Tanguy Bernard, Professor at the University of Bordeaux, will reflect on the role of funding mechanisms such as FID in fostering the experimentation of innovative solutions to generate high-impact outcomes and scale up policies in favor of rural populations.

Dr. Denis Muchangi, Lecturer at Kirinyaga University, and Eveline Jansen, Regional Program Manager at Enviu, both based in Kenya, will present their projects supported by FID and their challenges.

Encouraging innovation for vulnerable communities

By supporting high-impact innovations, FID seeks to promote sustainable and effective approaches to provide solutions in various areas, such as agriculture, access to primary services, and natural resource management. FID is committed to fostering innovations that transform communities and contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable populations.

The event, in English only, will also be available online.

Full program:

Wednesday, June 28, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Introductory remarks: Her Excellency Céline Jurgensen, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in Rome
  • Presentation of FID by Claire Bernard, Deputy Director
  • Keynote speech: Tanguy Bernard, Professor of Economics at the University of Bordeaux and Director of the Bordeaux School of Economics Presentation of two innovations funded by FID
  • Dr. Eveline Jansen, Regional Program Manager – FoodFlow at Enviu
  • Dr. Denis Muchangi, Senior Lecturer at Kirinyaga University
  • Open discussions with the audience

Article by FID team

08 June 2023

Depuis 2021, le FID a permis la réalisation de 71 projets innovants. Vous aussi proposez votre projet au FID !

Proposez votre projet


Discover the latest news from FID

Explore FID's news