As the big chunk of the LIVES project is action research, it will convene a research planning workshop from 26-28 March 2013. This workshop is expected to substantiate the overall research framework that will be used by the project; identify research partner organizations/individuals at regional, national and international levels; and determine priority multi-locational research topics in support of the identified areas of interventions. Areas of interventions are outputs of the national inception workshop and zonal familiarization and planning workshops held in the months of January and March 2013.
Workshop participants are expected from the national, regional and international research institutes (mainly the relevant CGIAR centers) and other relevant government and non-government programs. The LIVES research coordinator, Berhanu Gebremedhin is leading in organizing this workshop.