Knowledge Sharing Approaches for Promotion of IWRM  The Case of Semi Arid Areas of N.E. Tanzania Masuki K. F. G.,  Malesu ...
Study background <ul><li>The Context of KS:  </li></ul><ul><li>Platform, through communication and dialogue, that will ena...
Study background <ul><li>Case study demonstration :  </li></ul><ul><li>How communication of research findings impacts on I...
Location of study area
Methodology <ul><li>Development of Communication Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing of IWR </li></ul><ul><li>Kno...
Development of Knowledge Sharing <ul><li>Categorization of stakeholders and identification of their info needs through con...
Communication & KS Framework
Findings <ul><li>The outreach, action research and learning program contributed to improved integrated research, that enha...
Conclusion <ul><li>For scaling-up to be feasible, research teams must develop and implement sound communication strategies...
Conclusion <ul><li>Farmers always learn by seeing and doing. With presence of researchers, challenges arising from using a...
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Knowledge sharing approaches for promotion of integrated water management in semi-arid areas of north-eastern Tanzania - Alex Oduor, African Highlands Imitative (AHI)/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kampala, Uganda

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Knowledge sharing approaches for promotion of integrated water management in semi-arid areas of north-eastern Tanzania - Alex Oduor, African Highlands Imitative (AHI)/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kampala, Uganda

  1. 1. Knowledge Sharing Approaches for Promotion of IWRM The Case of Semi Arid Areas of N.E. Tanzania Masuki K. F. G., Malesu M. M., Mattee Z.A., Rwehumbiza F. B. , Tumbo S.D. & Oduor A. R. World Agroforestry Centre in Collaboration with African Highlands Initiative
  2. 2. Study background <ul><li>The Context of KS: </li></ul><ul><li>Platform, through communication and dialogue, that will enable effective scaling-up of research products during and after project implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Main objective of KS: </li></ul><ul><li>Research findings are well communicated to key stakeholders in order to achieve improved livelihoods and influence decision-making and utilisation of improved technologies . </li></ul><ul><li>There should be an effect on WRM knowledge, attitudes and practices of smallholder farmers and other key players. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Study background <ul><li>Case study demonstration : </li></ul><ul><li>How communication of research findings impacts on IWRM for Semi arid N.E. Tanzania. </li></ul><ul><li>Approach of communication strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>From conventional research-extension-farmer pathway </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>A more inclusive participatory approach involving: Farmers workshops, Farmer Field days, Farmer Field Schools, Exchange visits, Field demos, Audio-visuals and River basin games. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Location of study area
  5. 5. Methodology <ul><li>Development of Communication Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing of IWR </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing at the following levels: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National & Policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>District /Watershed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Field </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Development of Knowledge Sharing <ul><li>Categorization of stakeholders and identification of their info needs through consultation and discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Typologies of stakeholders further divided into 4 domains : </li></ul><ul><li>Primary beneficiaries; Intermediate stakeholders & institutions; National level stakeholders; & International institutions. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Communication & KS Framework
  8. 8. Findings <ul><li>The outreach, action research and learning program contributed to improved integrated research, that enhanced knowledge outputs and demand for relevant water systems. </li></ul><ul><li>The farmer innovation systems was adopted by application of participatory approaches to research-for-development. </li></ul><ul><li>Thro’ FFS & RELMA field visits to Kenya, there was higher acceptance of water systems innovations developed by SSI. </li></ul><ul><li>In FFS, farmers generate functional knowledge necessary for their livelihood enhancement </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>For scaling-up to be feasible, research teams must develop and implement sound communication strategies as an integral part of the research process. </li></ul><ul><li>Uptake of water system innovations is enhanced when a combination of different promotion methods are used. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive methods complemented by other methods and media of communication like audio-visual and printed materials are more effective. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Farmers always learn by seeing and doing. With presence of researchers, challenges arising from using appropriate technologies can be addressed on the spot instead of waiting for feedback meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>NR research should be demand-led in order to improve its relevance and potential for uptake by the intended beneficiaries </li></ul>
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