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The IKM Emergent Update, March 2011 is available at: http://wiki.ikmemergent.net/files/IKM_Emergent_Update_March_2011.doc
IKM Emergent - Update
IKM Emergent is a research and communication programme founded on a critical analysis of current practice in the use of all forms of knowledge, including formal research, within the international development sector. It is based on an international network of development practitioners. To find out more about the programme see the IKM Emergent site for more details.
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Multiple knowledges, multiple languages: are the limits of my langu...: Valerie A. Brown, Vol. 6, issue 2, p.120-131
Progress to date of the IKM Emergent Research Programme: synthesis,...: Mike Powell and Sarah Cummings, Vol. 6, issue 2, p.132-150
Linked Open Information for Development- Reflections, discussions and resources
New technical developments in linked and open information will have a major impact on development information. Despite claims of instant returns emanating from assorted techno-enthusiasts, the real question is whether this impact will be positive. IKM Emergent is concerned that linked, open information has the same potential to privilege certain sorts and sources of information over others; filter out the voices of the poor and marginalised; and centralise both thought and power in ways which render development assistance less effective as well as less equitable. Anyone interested in participating in detailed work on these issues is welcome to join an emerging community of practice, LinkInfo4Dev, moderated by Hugo Besemer.
IKM Emergent resources
The following resources produced by the programme are freely available online.
IKM Emergent site: the site, like the programme it is part of, aims to explore, through multiple lenses and a variety of perspectives, what information and knowledges are used in the international development sector, how they are expressed, handled and received, and the possibilities for change. http://wiki.ikmemergent.net/index.php/Main_Page
The Giraffe Blog: a platform for sharing reflections and information on knowledge for development http://thegiraffe.wordpress.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/ikm_emergent/ (public group)
LinkdIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=1824839 (public group)
Delicious tagged links: These are links that have been highlighted by IKM Emergent as of interest. http://www.delicious.com/tag/ikm_emergent
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