The project management is organized to maximize the interaction between the activities that are performed local or regional on one hand, and the development of the conceptual framework to initiate the upscaling process on the other hand. The figure below presents the outline of the organisational structure of the project. The steering committee who’s main function it is to ensure that the project approach, activities and results are in line with what was requested, is made up of representatives of the Ministries involved. Meeting frequency is flexible and depends on the need for evaluation by members of both Ministries. The advisory board meets once per year to give strategic feed-back and suggestions on the achieved progress and results.
The overall project management is responsible for ensuring the link between local and regional activities that provide the proof(s) of principle of the FGI approach and the aim to initiate/facilitate the upscaling of results obtained. Four spheres of activity that are required to lift FGI off the ground are strengthening networks, knowledge management, case studies, and upscaling. Local task forces take responsibility to advocate and lobby for the Fertile Grounds Initiative. They seek for opportunities to pilot the FGI and to align activities and stakeholders.