FtF Scientific Animations without Borders (SAWBO) Responsive -Adaptive-Participatory Information Dissemination (RAPID) Scaling Program

FtF Scientific Animations without Borders (SAWBO) Responsive -Adaptive-Participatory Information Dissemination (RAPID) Scaling Program


Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) announces the Feed the Future SAWBO Responsive-Adaptive-Participatory Information Dissemination Scaling Program (SAWBO RAPID).

Funded through a grant from Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, SAWBO RAPID serves as an educational intervention program to disseminate crucial information related to COVID-19's secondary economic impacts, including disruption to trade, supply chains and markets.

SAWBO RAPID will ensure that important COVID-19 information will be delivered across borders, cultures and literacy levels by quickly developing educational animations in local languages and using virtual dissemination platforms to reach remote and marginalized communities.

The program also builds on SAWBO's research-to-impact program. The program, with over 33 publications addressing research questions necessary to support SAWBO strategies, is an example of a cutting-edge approach where land grant institutions can take research outcomes to create meaningful impacts in a COVID-19 world. Prior to SAWBO RAPID, the SAWBO program had created over 90 animated topics in over 145 language variants.

SAWBO videos can currently be found on TV stations in both West and East Africa, with over 43 million people known to have benefited from them.

SAWBO RAPID's COVID-19 response sets the groundwork for a systems approach to educational responses to future global catastrophes and further democratizes information critical to surviving these critical times. SAWBO content, once created, is readily available for anyone or any group to use immediately for educational purposes only – circumventing delays that would occur if they were to have to create their own content to respond to crises. The SAWBO system is focused on providing accurate educational information for people of all literacy levels across as many language groups as possible – content that can be used by other individuals and groups around the world to have impact in this community in real time – allowing for a RAPID response to emerging challenges.


MARKET PLACE - MARKET LEADER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG9AdQL2kQQ
HOW TO SHOP SAFELY IN THE MARKET PLACE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SzLlyBcm9s
HOW TO SELL SAFELY IN THE MARKET PLACE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ili6OCz4hMM
PROPERLY WEARING MASKS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siledjBPCOc&t=6s




Key Staff Contacts

Saviour J Badohu,
West Africa Coordinator
Borlaug Higher Education for Agriculture Research and Development (BHEARD)
Michigan State University (USA)

Project Consultant
Metanoia Educational & Research Solutions
Hse No DZ 115 - Nupkpesekope (GHANA)