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Citizen science and environmental monitoring [initiated by Wageningen University and Science, Technology & Innovation studies, Ruforum, African Centre for Technology Studies]
Marieke van Winden (conference organiser) (African Studies Centre Leiden)
Cees Leeuwis (Wageningen University & Research)
Shiferaw Tafesse (Wageningen University and Research)
Elias Damtew (Wageningen University and Research)
F: Technology and innovation


Agencies supporting sustainable resource use and disease management in Africa, as well as those that support adaptation to climate change, often make use of knowledge generated by citizens, or of monitoring activities by citizens and their organizations. It is assumed that such environmental monitoring systems may catalyse new forms of collective action and enhance interactivity in innovation systems. What are recent trends and where does citizen science and university-based science meet?