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.

Members: 122
Latest Activity: Oct 5


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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 Tumediso kgotlayame on October 5, 2015 at 12:49pm

Welcome Mada...

Comment by Madalitso Kasinje on October 5, 2015 at 12:39pm

That's a good point tumediso, thanks so much

Comment by Tumediso kgotlayame on October 5, 2015 at 10:28am

Thank you Mada..for these people to open up i think they have to know the importance of sharing knowledge, just being taught how fundamental it is to share what they have, not all can do that but im sure with being told the importance many of them can come out of their shells and share their knowledge.

Comment by Madalitso Kasinje on October 3, 2015 at 11:42pm

Tumediso i concur with you, but there are some people who have vital knowledge that they can share to the world but they keep it to themselves, is there a way you can make these people to open up to share their knowledge to others?

Comment by Tumediso kgotlayame on October 2, 2015 at 1:16pm

True that Mada...not everything can be shared, but i believe those who have knowledge about vital things can always share if they are given the platform.

Comment by Madalitso Kasinje on October 1, 2015 at 6:16pm

Sometimes knowing how much to share and how much to keep is what hindering us because its not everything that you need to share and at the same time not everything that you need to keep. Moreover,  Making everything secret is self-defeating and also prevents someone from benefiting from your knowledge, as it say sharing is caring

Comment by Tumediso kgotlayame on September 29, 2015 at 4:41pm

Yes Mada that's true the reason being that social media is the in-thing nowadays especially for sharing and exchanging information and Knowledge, so KM plays an important role in the development of ICT in Africa.

Comment by Jindra Cekan, PhD on September 28, 2015 at 2:01pm
Dear K M for dev Africa
in terms of knowledge management I have just returned from West Africa doing a post- project sustainability evaluation (rare! See and I found the knowledge management around retention of knowledge and access to knowledge for fiture analysis and learning weak. This is of both the past project data as well as how to retain knowledge of the post-project sustainability evaluation: where all it should be left, who should have access to it for future design, etc. It is frustrating as the evaluation showed remarkable success of some of the activities and we need to learn from those most successful as well as stop doing by all means those that communities did not sustain (three years after the project in this case) as well as learn how to foster participation of partners to take over the activities after doner funded implementers leave.

So I'm wondering if anyone on the on the site knows of great examples or has ideas for how knowledge should be retained about projects in their countries and how thry can best be accessed and how we can start to learn lessons from comparing evaluations ... And how well we embed participation with The focus on handing over sustainable projects anyway ! thank you very much
Comment by Madalitso Kasinje on September 28, 2015 at 11:46am

Knowledge management plays a big role in the development of ICT in africa. This is so because the more you gain more knowldge, the more you are able to come up with diferent ways of solving problems that we encouter in africa; whether in agriculture, economics, science et.c. Hence there is need to acquire more knowledge through friends, in school or internet to accomplish this.

Comment by Tumediso kgotlayame on September 28, 2015 at 10:58am

Doing a Computer Based program in school(University Of Botswana ) we are more interested in our course even though we are exposed to other courses like economics, management and mathematics, i have realized that KM is an important course and that most of us as tertiary students we need it as we are about to be part of the industry world, so my point is every student have to be taught about knowledge Management.


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