October 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Supporting Implementation of the OGP in Liberia with High and Low Tech: Knowmore LIB

By: Blair Glencorse and Teemu Roponnen. This post has also been submitted for the OGP blog.

Liberia has made some impressive reforms to support open government since it signed the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2005. The government has put in place a host of bodies focused on transparency and accountability, including the Liberia Anti-Corruption…

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Added by Anne Sophie Lambert on October 30, 2013 at 6:16pm — No Comments

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New blogs about international development, thanks for checking them out!

Added by Jindra Cekan, PhD on October 23, 2013 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Film-Making as a Powerful Tool in Accountability and Social Change

Film-Making as a Powerful Tool in Accountability and Social Change

Image (Students accepting their certificates at the Accountability Film Festival)

By Lawrence Yealue and Francis Lansana, Accountability Lab Liberia

There are often complaints in Liberia about inequality and corruption, but in many cases little effort is made to validate…

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Added by Mitchell Eric Sommers on October 17, 2013 at 9:08pm — No Comments

The Wiki Survey results for Philipp Grunewald's research offer

One initiative I took on as part of the IFAD synthesis project got going due to a conversation with Philipp Grunewald where we were wondering how a community like KM4Dev could guide a researcher’s activities.  Philipp was willing to give 2 hours a week to the community in some kind of research effort, but wanted to find a topic that was useful or…

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Added by John Smith on October 17, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A mis-leading sign of a KM4Dev downturn

I've been studying the Graham Durant-Law Social Network Analysis report (http://wiki.km4dev.org/AAR_SNA) for the IFAD funded studies synthesis.  The most striking graphic shows posts by year with a blue line suggesting to me that the number of posts were falling alarmingly:

The big drop after 2010 made me think, "Oh maybe…

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Added by John Smith on October 14, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Alejandro Camino: Final Overview and the Way Forward

Vision of the HimalAndes Initiative in respect to the importance,relevance, and value of the exchange between both regions.*

                                               

Alejandro Camino D.C., HimalAndes Initiative

 

Overview

This is the third *HimalAndes Initiative*…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on October 11, 2013 at 3:58am — No Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case 11: Erg Rosenmann "WATER GOVERNANCE AND SMALL HYDRO CENTRALS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES IN MOUNTAINS OF CHILE: REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE HIMALANDES REGION"

WATER GOVERNANCE AND SMALL HYDRO CENTRALS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES IN MOUNTAINS OF CHILE: REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE HIMALANDES REGION

 

Erg Rosenmann Becerra, ergdayan@gmail.com

Forestry Engineer, Master on Rural Developtment

Pucón, Araucania Region, Chile…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on October 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Nearby & overlapping communities

I'm wondering what communities adjoin or overlap with KM4Dev.  I just added http://www.southsouth.info/ to the list on the Wiki: http://wiki.km4dev.org/Adjoining_communities_--_frequented_by_KM4Dev_members 

What communities do you participate in that are related to KM4Dev?

Added by John Smith on October 8, 2013 at 7:57pm — No Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case 9 by Dirk Hoffmann: Management of bofedales (high Andean peat bogs) in the Bolivian Cordillera Real in the face of climate change

Focused Conversation

„Knowledge Sharing around water management innovations

in the Andes and Himalayas“

Sep. 23rd – Oct 10th, 2013

 

Case study

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on October 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case 10 by Lungten Norbu: Water Conservation and Use for Sustainable Development in the Bhutan

Water Conservation and Use for Sustainable Development in the Bhutan

-Current Policies and Practices

 

Pema Wangdi

 Watershed Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, MoAF

 Lungten…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on October 6, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Synthesis study of IFAD-funded projects

I've been remiss in connecting with activity on this Ning Site. More to come, but I wanted to post a bit of context, starting with an introduction of me in this role that Pete Cranston posted on the Dgroup list on September 25:

 

As I am sure you all remember, there have been three pieces of research work carried out as part of the IFAD support to KM4Dev

  • SNA: a Social Network Analysis of the network (and of its Francophone counterpart,…
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Added by John Smith on October 4, 2013 at 1:47am — 2 Comments

What inspires people in KM(4Dev): PEOPLE (and a few other topics) - reflections from Camillo Villa after the KM4Dev Seattle event

Camilo Villa recently posted this very inspirational message about a little survey he did following the Seattle KM4Dev 2013 annual gathering (with full event documentation at: http://wiki.km4dev.org/KM4Dev_2013_workshop).

I couldn't resist but to…

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Added by Ewen Le Borgne on October 3, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] A.Ponce: Introduction to Week 2

Dear KM4Dev-ers,



It gives me great pleasure to begin my task as moderator of this second

week of the  focused conversation on "Knowledge sharing around water

management innovations in the Andes and Himalayas".



This week we will share four excellent case studies which will allow us

find a common base to bridge the Andes and the Himalayas, two distant

mountain ecosystems populated by ancient cultures who have found

fascinating ways to…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on October 1, 2013 at 12:21am — No Comments

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