Knowledge Management is critical for the Caribbean. I working towards setting a KMCarib Grouping and have been advocating for this for some time now. I have been a KM practitioner since 2003 and I am now consulting in the field. I have extensive training and practice and will be willing share my expertise with others. I have been the former Chairperson for CARINFO - a network of informationa professionals and mandated by the CARICOM Heads of Government, a position that I held for 8 years, until I retired from the Caribbean Development Bank, as Head of Information Services.
'MANAGING KNOWLEDGE USING WEB 2.0 TOOLS IN NGOS: CASE STUDIES'
i just joined your group. i need help. i am in process of doing research on 'managing knowledge using web 2.0 tools in NGOS'. I need case studies of how NGOs are using web 2.0 tools to manage knowledge. any help is highly welcomed. i will be glad for research articles on the same. thank you all.
I don't know whether you have found an answer to your question regarding the knowledge audit but I just want to share with you some of our experience on knowledge management experience audit.
First of all, as part of our training courses on capitalization of experience or programme of documenting experience for institutions, we always evaluate the knowledge management experience with criterias such as: vision and activities on documenting experiences, existence of multidisciplinary working groups, formal handing over document, evaluation mechanisms, sharing tools, existence of mechanisms for the identification, description and analysis of experiences. We evaluate the influence of policy based on experience outputs.
Also, we review the level of investment on research and development, partnership issues, communities of practices, knowledge sharing tools (study visits, internships, exchange of staff, etc.).
I hope that these information could be useful for your search of expertise on knowledge audit.If you clarify your understanding of knowledge audit and the level of application (organization, community, country or individual) we woul be more confortable in the identification of potential resource person that might be able to respond to your question.
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I see Knowledge Management as a need to change the command-and-control of all information-based organizations. This type of initiative is what the leaders of all information-based businesses must be able to achieve. As soon as a company takes the first tentative steps from the “data” to “information”, its decision processes, management structure, and even the way its work gets done begin to be transformed. It is very encouraging to see that most organizations are beginning to see the value of KM , and its becoming part of the curriculum for a number of Business Schools.
We are passionate about KM in Johannesburg South Africa. Under the stewardship of Judi Sandrock ( Judi@KMPractitioners.com) The Knowledge Management Practitioners Group was established : (http://kmpractitioners.com ) in Johannesburg and has since spread globally. The aim of the group is to share knowledge and experience of how practical knowledge sharing and management can be successful in all our different organizations.