Co-production of urban knowledge: Context approach for effective and efficient governance of cities

George Mark Onyango, Mirek Dymitrow, Michael Oloko, Stephen Gaya Agong'

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Effective and efficient governance is driven by policies that prevail in urban contexts. Policies are usually the result of knowledge co-production, but the efficacy of the process of translating knowledge into policy is still not well defined in the Kenyan context. One example of this is the city of Kisumu, which has been the focus of knowledge co-production by researchers from Kisumu and Gothenburg, and when there is active involvement of academics, policymakers and the private sector. The creation of networks and platforms has been instrumental in knowledge production and has allowed for multi-level co-production facilitating the governance of the city at different spatial and administrative levels. Understanding of the different contexts that have been key in the knowledge production, in turn, is important for the process of determining how these have been the drivers of urban knowledge for governance in Kisumu.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)19-33
JournalActa Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb 3

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Geography


  • co-production
  • urban knowledge
  • triple helix model
  • Kisumu
  • Kenya


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