Fostering uptake of innovations and solutions for water and climate challenges in Africa: Lessons from the AfriAlliance Knowledge Brokerage Events

Fostering uptake of innovations and solutions for water and climate challenges in Africa: Lessons from the AfriAlliance Knowledge Brokerage Events

  • Jean-Marie Kileshye
    Jean-Marie Kileshye Onema
    Executive Manager
    WaterNet
  • IHE Uta Wehn
    Uta Wehn
    Associate Professor of Water Innovation Studies
    IHE Delft
  • Innovation Bridge Event
  • Knowledge Brokerage

How can the uptake of innovations for water and climate change challenges be supported?

To address water and climate change-related challenges in Africa, there is a need to identify and scale appropriate local existing innovation and solutions. This implies effective interaction among stakeholders in the water sector to generate, increase and exchange knowledge and innovation.

To foster such interactions, AfriAlliance designed and organised 15 innovative and tailored Knowledge Brokerage Events in different regions of Africa, bringing together >1000 stakeholders in an innovative setting. Each event was led by an AfriAlliance partner.

These dynamic events served as a matching platform for innovators in water and climate change with potential collaborators, end users, funders and investors to facilitate commercialisation, awareness and better uptake.

Find out more about our approach & lessons learned: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1eErz5Ce0rgB0Z
 

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