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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.

Members: 136
Latest Activity: Jan 24

K4D Global Partnership Conference & KM4DEV Open space

Dear Collegues,

The recent KM4DEV space in Geneva was inspiring and very educative.

I thank most sincerely the HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and other technical people who volunteered for their technical support b and success of the event. We will continue to refer and use the knowledge shared in this conference for sometime to come.

I will continue to encourage my colleagues from the south of fhe globe, mainly in Africa to forge partnerships in the area of KM4DEV and in areas that may have positive impact to the lives of the people. 

Dean Mulozi

Lusaka, Zambia

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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 www.ValuingVoices.com) 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
Jindra
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.

Comment by Tumediso kgotlayame on September 28, 2015 at 10:50am

I agree with you Mr Jackson, in May I was on attachment for two months being my first time to experience the work environment,to my observation apart form an organisation being small or big, knowledge sharing is something that is not considered, only work issues, for example when there is a project initiative the will be meeting  about that project and not giving time to knowledge sharing which is imperative in an organisation. Again Knowledge sharing help build relationships among employees.

Comment by Tumediso kgotlayame on September 16, 2015 at 11:44am

True that Mr Peter,internet connectivity is vital

Comment by Balaba Peter on September 16, 2015 at 10:34am

Thank you Dean for your critical observation. I think  something has to be done on affordability of Internet, Mobile phones to the poor countries in Africa if we are to catch up with the developed countries in the west. Otherwise  we will continue to experience  information and knowledge sharing gaps in Africa.

Comment by Tumediso kgotlayame on September 16, 2015 at 10:19am

How is Knowledge Management important to you as an individual?

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

How is knowledge management important to the IT professionals??

Comment by Tumediso kgotlayame on September 3, 2015 at 10:53am

Social media is the key nowadays in everything, so I agree with what Mr Mulozi is saying because this is where majority of  people spend most of their time sharing and exchanging information, trainings are needed especially for those who don't know the significance of using social media, hence sharing of knowledge and resources will be made easier. The challenging part is the infrastructure as he stated,but i think with the equipment that is available a difference can be made.

Comment by Dean Mulozi on April 8, 2015 at 1:44pm

Dear KM4Dev for Africa,

I developed some positive thoughts on pontetial impact  of the Social media on Africa's developemt.  There is a growimg need not only to communicate through social media but also share knowledge and resources.  Importance of promoting social media in Africa should be promoted, not only among the youth but also to policy makers,  political players etc.

My silent thoghts further touched the issue of limited access to ICTs in many rural areas, limited infrastructure in terms of wireless broadband and limited use of smart phones or mobile tools that have access to internet among the rural people.

Therefore the use of social media can be affected by digital devide in many of our countries. 

The challenges are immense but can be overcome through the use of relevant techologies

Any similar thoughts?

 

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