Facilitating Systemic Change: Experiences from Feed the Future’s Projects in Uganda (Event Resources)

  • Date Posted: July 31, 2013
  • Authors: Eric Derks
  • Organizations/Projects: TetraTech
  • Document Types: Tool, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

Eric Derks, with Tetra Tech, was the former Chief of Party of the USAID/Uganda Livelihoods and Enterprises for Agricultural Development (LEAD) project and is the current Chief of Party for the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity. On USAID LEAD, Derks managed the transition from a direct implementation approach to a more facilitated approach, and is now modifying that approach to ensure the systematic development of the agricultural inputs supply chain in Uganda. He will share lessons learned on how to change behavior in both project staff and value chain actors, and how to embed learning and adapting into implementation methodology, while managing for results.