A communication plan to streamline program communications activities was produced. As part of strengthening its impact on program visibility, SIMLESA held three planning workshops in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania. Reports on these meetings were produced.
Objective 1 held two documentation workshops in Ethiopia and Malawi. The purpose of the two workshops was to compile information for use in publicising program work through policy briefs, success stories, and technical guidelines, and manuals. Draft documents were produced for sharing with CIMMYT Headquarters’” international communications department, before printing them.
SIMLESA Bulletin, a quarterly publication of the program, was also printed and distributed during the review period. Communications personnel also contributed articles to Informa, CIMMYT’s internal newsletter. The SIMLESA website was revamped to reflect current trends within the project.