Report on Identity and Structure of MACs July/2021
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Multi-Actor Communities of Practice (MACs) in the UPSCALE project form the foundation for transdisciplinary research and technology innovation. This report provides information on the process of identification of the MACs, formation of management committees, terms of reference and operation frameworks for the MACs. MAC formation has to its membership 56 participants in Uganda drawn from 17 institutions, 33 in Kenya from 11 institutions, 29 in Rwanda from 15 institutions and 36 in Tanzania from 10 institutions; while Ethiopia has provided a list of contacted MAC membership representation from 15 institutions, with its membership to be confirmed at a workshop scheduled for August 2021. Full identity, structure of MACs and their management committees are presented for four out of five countries where the project is being implemented (i.e. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda). Schedule of planned activities for regional, national and in-country MAC meetings are given within the report. Information on linkage with other projects within the Sustainable Intensification (SI) framework are also included. In conclusion, the MAC formation process is dynamic and continuous, and will bring more actors in tandem with the objectives and adaptive scenarios of the UPSCALE project MACs in its 5-year lifetime.