APODISSI is an SME that facilitates knowledge and technology transfer between Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. It has offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Windhoek (Namibia), and Dubai (UAE). APODISSI was co-founded by Adriano Mauro, who is also the founder of a sister company, AREA, in Italy. The team working on the PrAEctiCe project, led by Margherita Trestini, comprises Rina Wood (Creative Manager and Web Designer) and Merchalene Smith (Communication and Dissemination Specialist).
APODISSI crafted the dissemination and communication strategy for PrAEctiCe and works closely with Steinbeis Europa Zentrum in the project to coordinate the consortium’s dissemination and communication efforts. Furthermore, APODISSI has curated the entire communication of the project, ranging from developing its core brand identity to press relations, marketing materials, and event organisation.
Together with project partner RUFORUM, who is responsible for stakeholder engagement, knowledge transfer and policy recommendation, APODISSI will establish an open and collaborative ecosystem by bringing together all relevant stakeholders involved in the project and the broader ecosystem.
One of the goals is to collaborate with other projects and initiatives in Africa funded by the European Commission that are carrying out comparable activities in other African regions to help create opportunities for synergies. APODISSI will work to integrate the outputs of the PrAEctiCe project sustainably with existing agroecology initiatives in East Africa.