Welcome to KM4Dev

Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) is a global community of practice of primarily international development practitioners interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing theory, practice and related matters.


This km4dev.org website is powered by Ning. It is our social media community platform, offering you a wide range of interactive options, setup your own page in 'Me' and connect bilaterally or in groups with other community members.


Our main conversation / discussion platform is the KM4dev Dgroup. Register here to join our dGroup. If you have poor internet just send a blank email to



The KM4Dev wiki is our knowledge repository. It is our working area and a way for us to make our joint work accessible to a wider audience.

KM4Dev ~ Knowledge Management for Development is a global social network


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What KM4Dev members say...

The optimal culture for “KM” is exactly as you have in KM4Dev, which is an open inclusive and supportive one. This supports the flow of knowledge and builds trust, but is hard to “measure” (so difficult to write requirements for in a standard format, although I would argue this is more important than anything that can be accurately measured). This is what we were trying to get a greater sense of into the standard, but were not able to get across as strongly as some of us would have liked. However, there are stronger elements of this in the old Australian KM Standard, which we will revive as a supporting guide. 

Arthur Shelley, Founder, Intelligent Answers

I started lurking in this group since the ELDIS workshop at IDS September 2016. Thanks to everyone because I am learning a lot just following the conversation. I work at Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness, involved in communication / knowledge brokering. I am also working (over the weekends) on my PhD in which I am exploring the role of communication in facilitating change through research. The digital turn is an important part of my research. I wrote a piece on the ELDIS workshop Winds of Change. Thanks again and best wishes!

Patricia Canto, Orkestra - Basque Institute of Competitiveness

"I will also be in Vienna, October 15th 2016, and hoping to meet you and understand more fully your work. I am a long-time learner on and admirer of KM4Dev. Great minds! "                                    

Diana Woolis, Carey Institute for Global Good

"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."       

Yennenga Kompaoré, Performances, Burkina Faso

"I’m proud of being part of this collaborative community.  Thank you all." 

Marcelo Yamada, Promon Engenharia, Brasil

Blog Posts

Real world task list for a Knowledge Manager

Posted by R.A. Dalton on March 29, 2018 at 9:34pm

Trying Fun New Methods

Posted by Kim Castelin on February 14, 2018 at 8:07pm

New Year, New Learning Opportunity

Posted by Kim Castelin on January 2, 2018 at 10:40pm


Discussion the factors the affact Organizational Knowledge sharing behavior

Hello, colleagues,I have uploaded two qustions for you to summarize and disscuss.Q1: What are the factors that affact employee's knowlegde sharing behavior?Q2:What are the factors that affact Corporate education?Please list some key words to discuss…Continue

Started by DING WEIXU in Knowledge Management: Organisational Learning Apr 19.

Task List for a Knowledge Manager

Before you can create a position description for a Knowledge Manager you must first create a task list of what it is that you want the Knowledge Manager to do and be responsible for within your ogranization.In 2010 I created such a task list for…Continue

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Started by R.A. Dalton in Knowledge Management Mar 26.

Community of Practice (COP) Content Management

Training Presentation: Community of Practice (COP) Content ManagementContent management is one of those essential skills that every community of practice (COP) facilitator must learn if the COP they manage is to grow and prosper. This 16 slide…Continue

Started by R.A. Dalton in Communities and networks Mar 26.

Recruiting and Managing the Community of Practice (COP) Support Team

One of the major reasons communities of practice (COP) often fail, or become less successful than they should, is that the facilitator does not recruit a volunteer support team to assist in daily operations of the COP. Passionate volunteers from…Continue

Started by R.A. Dalton in Communities and networks Mar 26.

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