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KM4Dev for Africa

The group invites wider community in KM4Dev to contribute to the debate on challenges and opportunities that focuses on African development. We continue to explore innovative practices in sectors of agriculture, education etc with focus on ICT4 dev.

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Dear KM4Dev members, Following our exciting “African KM4Dev Community Week”, we have been sharing all…Continue

Started by Elias Damtew Assefa Apr 22, 2013.

Content summary of ‘KM4Dev African Community Week’

The first ever ‘KM4Dev African Community Week’ took place in the week of March 25-29 and culminated in an online synchronous event…Continue

Started by Metadel Lemma Apr 22, 2013.

Very good experience "African Community Week" 1 Reply

Dear KM4Devers, We just had our “African Community Week” last week!  It was a worthwhile trial and wonderful experience. It is our solemn belief that sharing our experience with the wider KM4Dev…Continue

Started by Elias Damtew Assefa. Last reply by Dean Mulozi Apr 12, 2013.

Come participate to the African KM4Dev Community Week from March 25-29 (and special Day on 28) 1 Reply

Dear KM4Dev members from or working in Africa,We are pleased to announce that our group, KM4Dev Ethiopia/Addis Ababa, has been awarded the “…Continue

Tags: SA-GE, week, community, Africa

Started by Ewen Le Borgne. Last reply by Agyemange Mar 25, 2013.

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Comment by Juliana Ohumaegholem Abude on April 15, 2014 at 10:25am

The Emergency Transport Scheme

Thanks to a unique initiative launched in 2012 by PATHS2 which has brought rural communities and Nigeria’s powerful transport unions together, thousands of pregnant women are being saved from death. 5,695 as at January 2014.

The Emergency Transport Scheme, simply referred to as the ‘ETS’ is implemented in partnership with the Nigerian government and other stakeholders in Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa States. It hinges on Nigeria’s powerful and well-organised transport unions to work with taxi drivers as volunteer ambulance drivers, using their own vehicles to get pregnant women to a hospital or clinic during an obstetric emergency.

Under the ETS, taxi drivers are trained on safe driving practice and on understanding the danger signs in pregnancy. This helps them to keep women calm and safe during the trip, which is often hastily arranged after a panicked midnight call to the driver’s mobile phone. In return, drivers who volunteer get special privileges in their day jobs, such as being promoted to the front of taxi ranks by union supervisors. Stickers for taxis are also provided, which identify their status as Emergency Transport Scheme members, and there’s also special headlight signalling which enables soldiers guarding checkpoints on dangerous roads that are subject to curfew to recognise them. – Read more: http://www.paths2.org/blog/blogDetails/13#sthash.AO1pvIcU.dpuf

Dear colleagues do you have some experience improving access to quality health care for pregnant women? Please share here, and on the following page: http://www.km4dev.org/group/knowledge-management-nigeria

Comment by Carl Jackson on September 4, 2013 at 5:17am

Staff in small organisations often have to cover a wider range of responsibilities outside of their formal job descriptions because they are less likely to have separate departments for central management functions (planning, evaluation, human resources, IT, etc). In such situations the tacit knowledge that staff have (including that gained in previous jobs and in family / civic life) of these management functions, can if made available to the wider organisation, help smaller organisations to better achieve their goals. For example a staff member may have knowledge of organisational governance from their voluntary work with a local civil society organisation, but have no responsibility in their employing organisation for governance issues and so don't share this knowledge. A knowledge sharing initiative within the organisation could enable them to make this knowledge more widely known to their colleagues.

Comment by Tebogo Masole on September 4, 2013 at 4:32am

how can tacit knowledge be benefecial to small organizations

Comment by Gorata Ame Mosweu on August 20, 2013 at 6:15am

In my country Botswana they are major concerns being expressed about the difficulties being experienced by new graduates in obtaining jobs.From the employers perspective,concerns were raised about the immediate utility of graduate they employed and and the need to provide further on job training to make them work ready to my suprise with solution to this they introduced intenship programme which does not have value as we speak  because valuable graduate are now slaves in organisations and not hired. I think the government should come with new policies on how these graduate should be treated and their job responsibilities. thanks

Comment by Nanabanyin Brown-Addo on April 9, 2013 at 1:36am

Hi to all, I am happy to join the KM4Dev for Africa. Sure this platform will help us join forces and push for the institutionalisation of knowledge management in Africa. I really want to push the KM agenda in Ghana and will be counting on all of you in this regard.

Comment by Carl Jackson on February 22, 2013 at 6:36am

Thanks for the invitation to the KM4Dev Africa events. I'd like to join on 28 March for the main online event. Great initiative :)

Comment by Dean Mulozi on March 13, 2012 at 11:22am

Hi Peter,

We welcome new members to the group. It is interesting we are getting new information, new ideas and progressive issues around African development.

I would like to know the context of your WASH programme you are mentioning. Kindly drop me an email: deanmulozi@gmail.com.

Will appreciate

regards

Comment by Peter J. Bury on March 13, 2012 at 3:21am

A KMteam for WASH in West Africa will see the light soon

I'm glad to announce that IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre has now signed the contract with the Florida International University on a multi-year programme to further sustainable WASH services supported by building in region KM capacity. We will concentrate on Burkina FasoNigerMali, and  Ghana.

More here

Comment by Marc Lepage on November 29, 2011 at 4:58am

I'm setting up a space for KM4Dev Dakar. stay tuned

Comment by Carl Jackson on October 7, 2011 at 3:46am
 

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