The GVP has engaged in lively dialogues with a variety of stakeholders in the water sector of the Volta Basin.
In the beginning, knowledge exchange helped GVP scientists to gain an understanding of the mandate, interests and needs of different stakeholders and to trace and obtain already existing data and information.
Since GVP scientists have developed a variety of scientific decision support tools, data bases and a broad repertoire of bio-physical, socio-economic and institutional knowledge, the GVP is using the established partnerships to share its products.
As different stakeholders have different information needs and knowledge processing capacities, the GVP has developed a diversified knowledge exchange approach.
Stakeholders with sufficient institutional and scientific capacity (government agencies, research institutes and partially NGOs) are provided access to project databases and are trained in the use of the advanced decision support resources the project has developed.
Knowledge exchange with other stakeholders is focussing on particular issues (e.g. irrigation, hydropower) and is trying to make scientific findings available in formats that take the capacities of local administrations, civil society and actual water users into account.
Results: Stakeholder Dialog & Knowledge Exchange