Our history and governance
The network was announced by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Ministry of the Economy and Finance of Italy at a conference on "Investing in Inclusive Rural Transformation" held in Rome in January 2017, and it formally came together in April 2018. SAFIN is governed by a Steering Committee and facilitated by Workstream Leads and by a Secretariat housed at IFAD.
The Steering Committee oversees network activities, progress and proposals and it advises and support the mobilization of resources for SAFIN. It convenes four times a year. Workstream Leads animate thematic working groups, while the Secretariat plays a convening and facilitating role for the network and works in support to all partners.
Our Steering Committee
Our work is possible thanks to the generous support of our donors.