The BES-Net Trialogue brought together the three communities of science, policy and practice into clear and constructive dialogue and, as a result, they returned home with responsibilities and an action plan that they are currently carrying out. Nigeria further benefited from organizing a National Trialogue following the Regional Trialogue, that helped seal their commitment further.
As a result of the Trialogue, Nigeria joined The Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators and is developing a national database on pollinators, and an app available on Android and iOS platforms that will help to collect and store data on pollinators in Nigeria.
Building on the Trialogue, the team also developed a national plan that includes priority projects, identified across the country. Currently, the Nigerian Federal Government is trying to adopt these initiatives as a national action plan.
Experience has shown that a one-way transfer of information alone does not strengthen capacity nor lead to inclusive and effective decision-making. People in opposite fields tend to believe that there is a gap between their community and another.