During the process of formulating the SL-RIU strategy and implementation plan the potential partners agreed to form the “Partnership for Agricultural Innovation for Development” (PAID-SL) which is a social business network drawing members from government ministries, research institutions, NGOs, universities, civil society, farmers and farmers’ organizations. The SL-RIU and the PAID-SL have worked together to develop a strategy and implementation plan to guide the activities that will be supported by SL-RIU. The plan has three main pillars: (i) Knowledge Broker linking demand for know-how and services with sources in Sierra Leone and elsewhere; (ii) Demand Support supplying the means for rural actors to access and pay for services and (iii) an Innovation Facility to mobilize finance for good ideas. This note is a guide on basic elements to be considered in operationalizing the various innovation platforms in the context of SL – RIU / PAID-SL partnership.
RIU Sierra Leone Secretariat. RIU Sierra Leone. Operationalization of innovation platforms (IPS), Activity plan, April 1 2009 &#8211; March 31 2010. (2009) 24 pp.