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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Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2017

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 Dean Mulozi on May 8, 2017 at 9:28pm

I am passionate on how we can improve harnessing African indigenous knowledge within the rural communities. I note that there is still a lot of undocumented knowledge mainly within our traditions and culture, farming practices etc.

How can we improve the storage of this knowledge that is almost fading away within our African societies, 

Can Someone help? 

Comment by Dean Mulozi on March 7, 2016 at 6:06pm

Dear all,

I am glad the African community in this network appreciates and sees a value in belongig to the community.

I have just seen a national ICT survey copy for 2015 for Zambia.  A very intresting postion we have in terms of access and utilisation of ICTs in the country. We are still moving at a slow pace really.

Do we have completed national ICT surveys in other countries in SADC region? If so, can someone send me a copy? 

Dean Mulozi



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

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