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Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) is a community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches.


Our main communication forum is the KM4dev Dgroup.

To join the discussion, send a blank email to: join.km4dev-l@dgroups.org

This Ning site is our community site (along with our knowledge repository http://wiki.km4dev.org), where all knowledge management enthusiasts and development practitioners are connected. Please feel free to join this site, but remember the main discussion takes place on the km4dev-l on dGroups. Now also with a web interface.

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Dr Dana Kelly is now a member of knowledge management for development
14 hours ago
Ewen Le Borgne commented on Ewen Le Borgne's event 'KM4Dev Addis Ababa/Ethiopia - take 11'
"Some comments from our discussion... If we want Ewen to step down and the rest of this group to take over, these are the things to think about: What are the motivations for being part of this community? Innovation, problem-solving, learning new…"
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Summary / overview of activities on KM4Dev (Mailing list and Ning) in July

Hello all, As we are closing in on August and the changing of the guard - for the administration of the KM4Dev mailing list - is about to happen, find hereby an overview of what happened in July, on the mailing list and on Ning, in terms of conversations/resources, new members (and their orientation) and what happens next month...  Sorry if this is a bit long...  Conversations and resources The following conversations took place (from most recent to least recent - links drive to you the…See More
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TOTOBESOLA-BARBIER MIREILLE is now a member of knowledge management for development
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Nicole Styler Harker posted an event

Invitation to Join the MFI KM Working Group at FINCA Office, 1201 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC

August 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Dear colleagues and friends,FINCA's VP of Knowledge Management, Gwen Andreotti, has proposed to establish an MFI working group to discuss KM challenges and best practices within the field of microfinance. We would like you to join us! The charter of the working group will be established during the first working group meeting, planned to be held at some point during the month of August, 2014. FINCA will host and guide the first meeting, with the purpose of establishing a charter. The input of…See More
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Allyson Krupar is now a member of knowledge management for development
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Ameyu Fekadu joined Ewen Le Borgne's group
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KM4Dev Addis Ababa & Ethiopia

All development (& research) knowledge and communication specialists in Addis Ababa and more widely in EthiopiaSee a presentation explaining what this group stands for and has done so far.See our Facebook group.See More
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Ameyu Fekadu replied to Ewen Le Borgne's discussion 'Notes from the tenth gathering (23/05/2014)' in the group KM4Dev Addis Ababa & Ethiopia
" Thanks  Ewen  for sharing the events finding and action forward.the even  remained me the challenges mostly observed in our work place.There is mismanagement of the manual and training materials at woreda and the grass root…"
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Ameyu Fekadu commented on Ewen Le Borgne's event 'KM4Dev Addis Ababa/Ethiopia - take 11'
"Sorry for not coming .because I have been getting some overlapped  time frame. "
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Ameyu Fekadu might attend Ewen Le Borgne's event

KM4Dev Addis Ababa/Ethiopia - take 11 at ILRI campus - Information Centre

July 25, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
Probable topics:KM tools share fair (Gashaw Kebede to lead organisation and check our Facebook page)UNICEF's 'communication for development' approach (person to be identified)Social implications of knowledge-sharing / contextualisation... (Nadja Shashe)And possibly also... (parked from earlier sessions)Organisational learning and KM (Tigist Endashaw) KM of social media (Elshadai Negash)A (possible) peer assist case…See More
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Nature Knowledge International (NKI)

The nature and the future of Knowledge Management is the future of Science :  This is to overview what we have done during the last 5 years of advance study on Knowledge Management and beyond and mostly documented within our social networking site (SNS)Mobee Knowledge CoP –http://mobeeknowledge.ning.comDerived at least from our 4 (four) solid and robust postulates, we developed scientific comprehension on the nature and the future of…See More
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farrukh jaleel is now a member of knowledge management for development
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Manju Sapkota posted a status
"I am looking forward to join the study in KM. Who can help me?"
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Jul 25
Ewen Le Borgne commented on Ewen Le Borgne's event 'KM4Dev Addis Ababa/Ethiopia - take 11'
"A really disappointing attendance today: five people (including me). So the gathering didn't really happen. No notes to expect. But we had a good conversation anyhow:  We are working on some progressive handover plan from me to the entire…"
Jul 25
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Jul 25
Etsegenet Awash might attend Ewen Le Borgne's event

KM4Dev Addis Ababa/Ethiopia - take 11 at ILRI campus - Information Centre

July 25, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
Probable topics:KM tools share fair (Gashaw Kebede to lead organisation and check our Facebook page)UNICEF's 'communication for development' approach (person to be identified)Social implications of knowledge-sharing / contextualisation... (Nadja Shashe)And possibly also... (parked from earlier sessions)Organisational learning and KM (Tigist Endashaw) KM of social media (Elshadai Negash)A (possible) peer assist case…See More
Jul 25
Profile IconYodit Gebrechirstos and GETACHEW A. are attending Ewen Le Borgne's event

KM4Dev Addis Ababa/Ethiopia - take 11 at ILRI campus - Information Centre

July 25, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
Probable topics:KM tools share fair (Gashaw Kebede to lead organisation and check our Facebook page)UNICEF's 'communication for development' approach (person to be identified)Social implications of knowledge-sharing / contextualisation... (Nadja Shashe)And possibly also... (parked from earlier sessions)Organisational learning and KM (Tigist Endashaw) KM of social media (Elshadai Negash)A (possible) peer assist case…See More
Jul 25
Martin Gilbraith commented on Martin Gilbraith's blog post 'What is facilitation, and how can it add value?'
"Thanks Jaap, I find thorough preparation invaluable especially when I have to stray significantly from what I have prepared to do, because it helps me by clear and transparent about why I prepared what I did and why I am straying to something else -…"
Jul 25
 

What KM4Dev members say...

"I feel so moved by all the positive reactions I received every day since I posted my request. Just as if I have numerous secret hidden friends ready to give a hand ! It's a feeling not easy to express ; the kind of strength you sense when you're not alone and that makes you dare and never afraid of taking new challenges... merci beaucoup."

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What is facilitation, and how can it add value?

This article was first written for ACEVO Consulting and published in December 2011. I hope that readers who are not themselves Third Sector leaders will also find it helpful. See also…

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Posted by Martin Gilbraith on July 23, 2014 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

Project staff evaluation

Dear all,

I believe that it is very important that every Project Implementation Unit is able (and allowed) to evaluate its performance not only in terms of outreach but also in terms of performance of the staff involved, at every level. In conducting this evaluation (and auto-evaluation) the organization will become stonger and stronger (for example, weakness could be identified and "fixed" with ad hoc…

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Posted by Cecilia Ruberto on June 22, 2014 at 6:29pm

Development Impact and You: Practical Tools to Trigger and Support Social Innovation

This is a toolkit on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. It’s quick to use, simple to apply, and designed to help busy people working in development. 

http://diytoolkit.org/

Posted by Lissette C. Bernal-Cruz on June 11, 2014 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Mixing world cafe and multi-stakeholder platform for knowledge generation

Both world café and multi-stakeholder platforms (MSP) are interactive knowledge processes where the participants share their knowledge with each other. Mixing world café and MSP together works wonder to bring about change in the betterment of the sector.

Read my blog post for details.  

Posted by Sanjib Kumar Chaudhary on May 29, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

 
 
 

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