As part of efforts to facilitate knowledge acquisition and experience sharing within the West African sub-region, a delegation of the Nigeria Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) Project has concluded a one-week Study Tour on Knowledge Management to Ghana.
The Study Tour delegation led by the National Project Coordinator, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Jobdi, represented by the Project Operations Manager, Dr. Salisu Garba had participants drawn from the National Coordination Office and Members of the Knowledge Management Core Teams in the six participating states of Cross River, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi and Lagos; and was coordinated by the National Communication Specialist and KM Lead, Mrs. Aishat Onusi.
The Key objective of the tour was to visit some institutions and projects in Ghana that are focusing on value chains that are similar to the APPEALS’ priority value chains, in order to learn about how they generate, manage, share, report and preserve knowledge, as well to learn about the systematic sequence of activities Ghana is using to organize and distribute knowledge in the agricultural sector.
The team was warmly received in Accra at the World Bank Ghana Office by World Bank Senior Agriculture Economist and Former Task Team Leader of the APPEALS Project – Dr. Sheu Salau. Also on hand to receive the Nigerian delegation was the official Study Tour Facilitator, an Agricultural Economist, Researcher and Development Practitioner, Mr. Charles Nornoo.
Addressing the delegation at the World Bank Office premises in Accra, Dr. Sheu Salau described Knowledge Management as a key component of World Bank supported projects put in place by the Bank to enhance effectiveness in project implementation and support the scaling up of project activities. He enjoined participants in the Study Tour to utilize the learning opportunity and take home some useful insights that could help to improve efficiency in project implementation and enrich knowledge sharing within the Project.