The SPACES project has received a supplementary grant from SwedBIO to conduct community dialogues which are aimed at providing an engagement at the community level allowing an interface between perspectives, understandings and visions from community and higher levels as informed by SPACES research.

A fruitful planning meeting was held in Mombasa, Kenya from 15th to 16th November, 2016. The meeting engaged key people from both Kenya and Mozambique who included: Tim Daw, Prof Salomao Bandeira, Julio Machele, Prof. Shauri, Jane Nyanapah, Caroline Abunge, Vera Cristina Julien, Chris Cheupe, Lilian Nyaga, and Stephen Wanyonyi.

The main topics discussed during the meeting include:

  1. Design of the community dialogue: design of observation and monitoring
  2. Selection of information to community from SPACES
  3. How to engage the development actor
  4. Timing, logistics, personnel

More of the issues discussed can be viewed here