Knowledge Transfer and Information

knowledge Transfer and information is a term used to encompass a very broad range of activities to support beneficial collaborations between research centers, universities, businesses and public sector. The knowledge transfer strategy depends on the type of knowledge generated. While pure scientific results are not suitable for public communication, practical solution can help farmers, herders and environmentalist in their work and protection of natural recourses. Water harvesting is group technique(s) that intend to avail alternative water sources for various domestic, productive and environmental utilizations. Thus, WH systems are site and problem oriented techniques. Research on water harvesting systems in need to target physically water scarce areas in Sudan where human is suffering to avail water for their different uses. Communication of successful and potential water saving technologies with decision makers and local authorities will be important knowledge dissemination activity. Additionally, pilot and on field demonstrations will have great impact on the locals to adopt such technologies. The knowledge transfer is not one direction process, while approved technologies need to be disseminated to locals indigenous knowledge is important to direct future research.



Considering the above mentioned guidelines, the following headings describe our endeavors to achieve our objectives:



  1. Monitor

There are number of activities as:

  • Website, electronic library , Publications and presentation
  • monitoring and evaluation of research workshops and short courses outcomes
  1. Dissemination of knowledge
  • The center informs relevant internal and external stakeholders on (latest research findings, workshop, Session, short courses ….ect)
  • Branding
  1. Knowledge Exchange
  • There are a number of activities that the center will engage in to increase the likelihood that the research evidence will be used in water harvesting that in through different ways: short course, workshop or joint research with universities and research centers.
  • Discussion of knowledge exchange target or plan for example (3 research site demonstrations per year, 2 scientific papers,1 conference, and 1 manual) for each research section
  1. Persuade

The center will work to make a number of advancement in relation to changing different stockholder’s interpretation and behaviors about research in water harvesting.


  1. Network
  • A key focuses of the center is to build collaborations with a network of stakeholders in range of external organizations.
  • Network Identification, Identification of stakeholders for each department and specify meetings with stakeholders.
  1. Support

The center will actively support different stakeholders on an ongoing basis to build their own knowledge

  • Research grants
  • Internal Communication, Communication within the institute or the organization
  • Stakeholder Communication,
  • Communication with people interested
  • Survey and Problem Identification (Field visits, meeting with stakeholders and specialists)
  • On Field demonstrations, each project should have at least one demonstration site and one pilot research.It is very important for knowledge dissemination and technology adoption.