Development Corridors Project Partners & ACC Gather Weekly For Virtual Trainings to Collaborate on Kenya’s Sustainable Development
Two years ago, ACC and partners from Tanzania, China and the UK began the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) Project. The project aims to improve the rigor, relevance and quality of interdisciplinary corridor research and build capacity to plan and develop corridors that are sustainable, resilient and inclusive.
We are conducting research on how development corridors have an impact on biodiversity, livelihoods and water resources. We are now midway into our research work.
COVID-19 may have affected how we work, and how we travel for our fieldwork project activities, but this has been an opportunity for DCP partners and researchers to attend a weekly virtual training that started on May 15th 2020 and will conclude on August 14th 2020. The objective of the training is to increase the researchers’ understanding of how policy making works in different sectors, how the policy making process can be influenced and how to build capacity for specific tools and tactics that we can use to turn research into impacts.
Francis Kago, DCP Research Assistant, has been attending the training and he is pleased to have learned how to formulate and write policy briefs from his research.
Dr. Tobias Nyumba, DCP Post-Doctoral Fellow, affirmed the timeliness of empowering researchers. “We didn’t have enough capacity within DCP to link our papers to integrate the policy needs of the country,” he said.
The training will aid participants in understanding the investment process that considers environmental sustainability in Kenya and other East African countries.
This is an excerpt from ACC’s Sept. 2020 News From the Field. Read the full newsletter here.