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Trying Fun New Methods

I recently had the pleasure to support projects managed by the USDA FAS and the USAID Tanzania Mission. The workshops I was asked to lead presented an awesome opportunity to practice using new-to-me methods, and I was incredibly pleased with the results. The first was Graphic Recording- the room was full of representatives from different implementing partner teams, all with a different role in the project. Two key outcomes came of this method 1) there was a visual of how the different, most…


Added by Kim Castelin on February 14, 2018 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Organizational Knowledge Sharing approaches and tools

Dear All,

My name`s Roberta and I am a KM Consultant who has worked for several international organizations (recently IFAD). I hope I am writing in the correct section as I am kindly asking for your expertise in terms of organizational knowledge sharing in order to increase awareness and knowledge among Staff and Stakeholders on specific knowledge products such as: delegation of authority manual, Organizational Manual, Directives Handbook and so forth. In particular, I am looking for…


Added by Roberta Carino on February 1, 2018 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

New Year, New Learning Opportunity

Happy (Gregorian) New Year to KM4Dev-ers near and far!

Washington State University is excited to announce new course offerings for 2018 of the Monitoring and Evaluation Leadership in Learning online course. The first offering starts January 16th and is tailored to development professionals, M&E leaders, program managers, and project leaders who are seeking an intermediate-level challenge to start the New Year off with a bang!

To learn more and to register visit…


Added by Kim Castelin on January 2, 2018 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Join the 'Knowledge on a Mission' event - Nov.10 at IFC in DC

Knowledge on a Mission is a free, day-long event sponsored by the International Finance Corporation of The World Bank Group. It brings together executives from large organizations (in both private sector and non-profit domains), international knowledge practitioners & operational staff, and independent…


Added by Arno Boersma on November 3, 2017 at 9:47pm — 2 Comments

New research on unique opportunities for knowledge sharing in global health

The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project has recently published a new research brief on collaborative learning in global health entitled, Share Fairs:…


Added by Sophie Weiner on October 19, 2017 at 6:16pm — No Comments

KM4D Journal issue on Communities of Practice is now available!

Hi KM4dev-ers,

Please take note that Volume 13, Issue 3 of the KM4D Journal on the topic of  'Communities of Practice in development: a relic of the past or sign of the future?' is available online here:

Please share with your networks and colleagues! Happy reading :-)

Added by Lucie Lamoureux on October 19, 2017 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Register now for this year's Global Digital Health Forum

Hi everyone—

There’s still time to register for the fourth annual Global Digital Health Forum, a premier gathering for digital health professionals from around the world, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on December 4-6, 2017.

The theme for this year’s Forum—The Evolving Digital Health Landscape: Progress, Achievements, and Remaining Frontiers—captures the spirit of progress made in the…


Added by Sophie Weiner on September 18, 2017 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Mieux comprendre le KM

Mieux comprendre le KM

Pour mieux comprendre le Knowledge Management ou la Gestion des Connaissances, intéressons-nous d’abord aux deux grandes composantes que sont la « Gestion » ou « Management » et la «Connaissance » ou « Knowledge ».

Qu’est-ce que la gestion ou management ?

Plusieurs définitions existent du mot « gestion ». Sans nous lancer dans une revue documentaire pour trouver des définitions académiques et théoriques du mot,…


Added by SENAME Atsu on September 18, 2017 at 11:11am — No Comments

Knowledge Management Impact Process

Knowledge Management improves organisational processes, e.g marketing, manufacturing, accounting, engineering and public relations in the following ways: 

Impact on process effectiveness; by using the most suitable processes and making the best possible decision.

Impact on process…


Added by tumisang moloi on September 14, 2017 at 11:50pm — No Comments

knowledge management and children

our kids as they grow they need to know and learn about knowledge and how to manage this knowledge, now my question is

how can we cultivate this knowledge  in our children or kids

Added by Boitumelo on September 14, 2017 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Formation des cadres de ETD au Togo et au Bénin à la gestion des connaissance

Du 6 juillet au 9 août 2017, j'ai organisé et formé les cadres de l'ONG ETD au Togo et au Bénin sur les notion de base du KM et la capitalisation. L'objectif de la formation était de les amener à comprendre l'importance du KM dans le développement d'une organisation et les inciter à s'impliquer dans la démarche KM que la direction de ETD veut mettre en place.

Added by SENAME Atsu on September 14, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

Benefits of knowledge management

Knowledge management improves productivity and efficiency in an organisation and it is of benefit to the organisation in many ways , but can we say that knowledge can be disadvantageous to the organisation.... lets discuss

Added by Amantle Nkarabang on September 13, 2017 at 7:08pm — 2 Comments

Evaluation of business value.


May I please get the clarification on "phase 4: Evaluation of business value, on the 10 steps of KM Road map... How must ROI account for both financial and competitive impacts of on the business?

I learned that ROI is the most common profitability ratio. It again serves two purposes, which are as follows,

1. providing statistical/ hard data to prove the impact of successful KM implementation.

2. It allows one to incrementally refine his/ her KM system design…


Added by tumisang moloi on September 13, 2017 at 12:32am — No Comments

Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning in Small Organizations

Small organizations present challenges with regards to knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning (OL) but they also offer substantial opportunities. While a small organization may not be able to have staff dedicated full time to KM/OL, it is also likely to have better knowledge flows than much larger organizations.  How can small organizations optimize KM/OL without full time dedicated staff?

I am looking for partner organizations to conduct action research in small…


Added by Barbara Fillip on September 11, 2017 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment



The effort of designing and setting up new KM systems, such as a portal or a resource center, can be of distraction from normal work processes and habits in an organisation.

 Therefore i am wondering how Will KM disrupt normal work process and habits? Please read around and help me out.

Thank you...!!

Added by Simane Leatile on September 11, 2017 at 3:48pm — 1 Comment

Tacit and Explicit knowledge

Please help me understand the similarities and differences between tacit and explicit knowledge with examples.

Added by Sydney Baitseng on September 11, 2017 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

knowledge management

why do we need to manage knowledge

Added by Boitumelo on September 9, 2017 at 9:56pm — No Comments

How do we know we are doing good Knowledge management?

How do we know we are doing good Knowledge management?


Added by Lizibo Keamogetswe on September 9, 2017 at 8:16pm — 3 Comments

Effective strategies on Knowledge management

In knowledge management it is very vital to formulate strategies that can accomodate the type of environment that one is sharing this knowledge. In most cases it is to the extent that some practices and tools would have to be set into place. This systematic strategies however would have to be part of an already existant or progressive plan. 

Now the greatest question is, how to do you ensure that these systematic strategies are actually a success or eventually prove to be…


Added by Sabelwetona Simelane on September 9, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments


Knowledge is of limited organizational value if it is not shared. The ability to collect, integrate

and apply specialized knowledge of an organization’s members is fundamental to a firm’s ability

to create and sustain competitive advantage. However, organisations do face some challenges in using IT for knowledge management.

Therefore, i understand that one of the major problems or challenges may be;

1.lack of…


Added by Precoius Botsele on September 8, 2017 at 2:12pm — 4 Comments

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