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Knowledge Mobilization Plan (KMP)

Knowledge Mobilization Plan (KMP)

The countries of Lusophone Africa are generally both biodiverse and poorly studied. Nevertheless, the amount of biodiversity knowledge available in global knowledge repositories such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) represents a fraction of the knowledge available, much of it residing within unpublished theses, reports and historical documents. Biodiversity knowledge mobilization is the process of making this valuable information available to scientists, decision-makers, and other relevant stakeholders in the focal countries and the wider academic community.  In Lusophone African countries most older scientific records were made by the Portuguese during the colonial era, so most biodiversity knowledge is not actually stored in these countries. Also, much of this older knowledge has not yet been digitalized and is not easily accessible to local academic and non-academic communities.

The TROPIBIO Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Plan describes what type of data will be collected, collated, and made available to the wider scientific community and how this will be achieved. Specifically, it will address the following questions: 

(i) What knowledge will be mobilized? 
(ii) Why will this knowledge be mobilized?
(iii) Who will be involved in sharing and receiving the knowledge?
(iv) How will the knowledge be transmitted/shared? 
(v) When will the knowledge be mobilized?
(vi) How will the success of KMb be evaluated?
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