Assessing the Role of Storytelling Presentation in Knowledge Transfer from Climate Change Projects in Tanzania: The Case of the EPINAV Programme

  • Y. B. Mkwizu
  • N. G. Davey
  • L. O. Eik
  • R. Kangalawe
  • L. R. Kurwijila


The Enhancing Pro-Poor Innovations in Natural Resources and Agricultural Value Chains (EPINAV) programme was implemented in 2010–2016 by Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) to enhance productivity, livelihood security, and human capacity to utilise pro-poor and climate change adaptive innovations in agricultural and natural resources value chains. This chapter examines the contribution of storytelling in sharing knowledge from the EPINAV programme. The assessment of knowledge-sharing and access is conducted using the knowledge conductivity framework. The framework indicates that storytelling presentation has a greater likelihood of enabling knowledge movement between and among project stakeholders. We examined knowledge conductivity among the targeted stakeholders who were involved in the implementation of the programme, namely, implementation team, researchers, farmers, policymakers, external reviewers, and funding agency. Issues and interests of each group are identified based on their mandates and areas of work relevant to the programme. From specific category interests, we established their role in the project story. This chapter examines the contribution of storytelling in empowering the active engagement of stakeholders to increase the achievement of project results. It concludes by proposing increased use of a storytelling presentation framework in the management and communication of knowledge from EPINAV to similar programmes.


Storytelling Knowledge conductivity Project management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. B. Mkwizu
    • 1
  • N. G. Davey
    • 2
  • L. O. Eik
    • 2
  • R. Kangalawe
    • 3
  • L. R. Kurwijila
    • 4
  1. 1.Dar es Salaam Nature Study (DarNature)Dar es SalaamTanzania
  2. 2.Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, NoragricAsNorway
  3. 3.University of Dar SalaamDar es SalaamTanzania
  4. 4.Sokoine University of AgricultureMorogoroTanzania

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