UPSCALE project has developed a transdisciplinary knowledge sharing and capacity building strategy with an aim of breaking the disciplinary barriers among multi-actor communities of practice (MACs) in East Africa. UPSCALE considers MACs as a platform that incorporate partners and other stakeholders to enable participatory information sharing and capacity building on the intensification of push-pull technology (PPT). MACs enhance scaling up PPT through multi actor technical and commercial interactions along different commodity value chains. UPSCALE has both internal and external communication channels that enable continual interaction among partners and stakeholders. We use in-person and online meetings, setting up local information centers, translation of knowledge resources to local languages, expanding farmer teachers’ model and producing targeted policy briefs to collaborate and communicate our results. Our website https://upscale-h2020.eu/ knowledge exchange hub https://upscale-hub.eu and the e-Granary curate our findings.
Authors: Esther Ng’ong’a; Winnie Oliech; Dennis Mulupi; Cosmas Kiprono; Fredrick Aila; Benjamin Ombok; George Odhiambo
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Institution: Maseno University; www.maseno.ac.ke
Twitter name of institution: @Maseno_Uni
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Photo information: UPSCALE in-person and online WP8 workshop held at icipe, Duduville, Nairobi, Kenya on 14th and 15th November 2022