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Knowledge Management Nigeria

This group has been created to provide a platform for people interested in Nigeria to learn, share information, experiences, lessons and best practices. Although our focus is development, we are equally interested in other areas linked to strengthening/reforming systems to improve services provided, especially to the poor and vulnerable.

Everyone is welcome!

Location: Nigeria
Members: 11
Latest Activity: May 15

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Our event getting momentum!

How is it going KM4Devers!Our “African Community Week” event is turning more and more interesting every day.Members are showing interest to participate in the pre week buddying and the main online…Continue

Started by Elias Damtew Assefa Mar 5, 2013.

Come participate in the week of the African community KM4Dev 25-29 March 2013 - and the day special meeting of March 28, 2013!

Dear members KM4Dev (And Nigeria) from or working in Africa,We are pleased to announce that our group, KM4Dev Ethiopia/Addis Ababa, has been awarded the “KM4Dev Innovation Fund 2012” for a proposal…Continue

Started by Metadel Lemma Feb 22, 2013.

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Comment by Juliana Ohumaegholem Abude on May 15, 2014 at 7:36am

Hello Collegues,

I recently came across the following site. It contains very interesting slides on different KM topics. Please share if you benefit from any of the slides. Best. http://www.slideshare.net/smtcd/knowledge-management-31651348

Comment by Juliana Ohumaegholem Abude on April 15, 2014 at 10:18am

Kindly share your experiences improving access to quality health care in rural areas

Comment by Juliana Ohumaegholem Abude on April 15, 2014 at 10:16am

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

Comment by Juliana Ohumaegholem Abude on April 26, 2012 at 9:11am

No restrictions, Ufon. I have sent out emails to some of my contacts. I plan to work on getting more members next week. Please send out invites as well, and let's start sharing.

Comment by Ufon Udofia on April 26, 2012 at 9:06am
Julie, I wanted to know the reason you set up the group and what can be done to get more members being that it has only 7 members and we need to mainstream KM into our organizational culture in organizations in the country.
Comment by Juliana Ohumaegholem Abude on April 26, 2012 at 6:31am

A compact was signed in January 2012 between the five UKaid -PATHS2 supported States’ Ministries of Health (Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos) and pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Nigeria, through the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm) initiative to make Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs) available and affordable to the poor, and also to help manufacturers become WHO-pre-certified to ensure quality control. PATHS2, in collaboration with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), will provide life-saving anti-malaria treatments to health facilities based largely in rural communities in Lagos, Kaduna, Jigawa, Enugu and Kano. A course of treatment will be provided for as little as 60 Naira, making the drugs affordable to even the poorest Nigerians, many of whom still subsist on less than US$1 a day. Previously the treatment cost nearly 20 times more.

http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2012/03/08/mike-egboh-and-garba-safiyanu-s...

Comment by Juliana Ohumaegholem Abude on April 26, 2012 at 6:25am

This can be contested, but i think that the concept of KM in Nigeria, even in development is still relatively new. Organizations are still grappling with what it should mean for them, interface with M&E and Communications, where one ends and the other begins.

The biggest challenge I am faced with right now, is facilitating replication of "best practices"

Comment by Ufon Udofia on April 26, 2012 at 6:02am
Julie, why exactly did you set up this group?
Comment by Okey Noke on April 12, 2012 at 4:29pm

Whats the latest when it comes to KM in Nigerian development issues?  Pretty broad question but I want to get some dialogue going.

 

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