Interactive learning spaces: Insights from two wind power megaprojects

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Abstract

Kenya and Ethiopia are frontrunners in the region when it comes to adding
wind power to their power generation capacity and there is high interest from
project developers. The chapter uses the lens of ‘interactive learning spaces’ to
understand how interactions between different stakeholders in a megaproject can
lead to the accumulation of technological and managerial capabilities. The two
projects offer interesting and different examples of the types of learning spaces in
which the transfer of both formalised and tacit knowledge can occur. The chapter
argues that it is important to understand and deliberately create and nurture
such interactive learning spaces in order to spur and sustain local skills upgrading
and capability-building in connection to large infrastructure projects based on
imported key technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Innovation Capabilities for Sustainable Industrialisation : Renewable Electrification in Developing Economies
EditorsRasmus Lema, Margrethe Holm Andersen, Rebecca Hanlin, Charles Nzila
Number of pages21
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2022
Edition1st
Pages160-180
Chapter8
ISBN (Print)9780367516208
ISBN (Electronic)9781003054665
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesPathways to Sustainability

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