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Why I failed, and you don’t have to.

Have you ever pitched your dream? I mean, really got the chance to tell the right people your idea?


I have. And it didn’t turn out quite how I expected.


Let me set the scene for you: Years ago I was working passionately on a project supporting female…


Added by Linzi Fidelin on May 18, 2016 at 9:35pm — No Comments

StayConnecteD4Dev: Community Learning Center

StayConnecteD4Dev: Community Learning Center is a cloud-based solution to promote education,  measurement of impacts,…


Added by Amouzou Bedi on May 16, 2016 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Struggling to get people moving? Fix it with one simple meeting.

Hi fellow KM4Dev-er,

Are you are finding that getting your collaborative partners moving is tough? Especially working across sectors, borders, cultures etc. 

A really good meeting can change that. (Eh? Does such a thing exist?!)

I ran a hugely successful webinar ‘How to run a meeting that inspires your collaborative partners to TAKE ACTION’ recently, and you can now watch it for free until June 6th by answering these 4 short…


Added by Linzi Fidelin on May 11, 2016 at 8:21pm — No Comments

How do you run an inspiring collaborative meeting?

This free webinar will give you a step by step guide of how to design a collaborative meeting for between 10 and 100 people that will leave people inspired, energized and ready to take action.

It will also give you some exercises to use in your own meeting, tailored to your desired outcomes.

Join me on May 3rd, 12pm PST - please register here: …


Added by Linzi Fidelin on April 21, 2016 at 8:47pm — No Comments

As a social change agent - do you ever feel like you are working alone?

Like every time you switch on your computer there is a world of noise about what’s happening ‘out there’, but at the end of the day you (and possibly your team) are trying to reach your goals unsupported?

Over 40 internationally focused nonprofits and social enterprises, from across Oregon in the USA, got together to combat this challenge through collaborating – and I want to help you do the same.

What happened:

Instigated by Anne…


Added by Linzi Fidelin on April 20, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Some useful KM for Development resources (courtesy of the World Bank Group)

Please find some great resources on KM for Development - courtesy of the World Bank Group - here:

Video How do you manage knowledge in development  

eLearning Course The Art of Knowledge Exchange


Added by Arno Boersma on April 11, 2016 at 1:04am — No Comments

Enquiries on a short Knowledge Management Course in Europe or Asia

Dear colleagues, I am looking a short course on Knowledge Management and Organisational learning in Europe, Asia or Australia that myself and team could attend. Anything between a week to three weeks will be good for us. If there are practical attachment in addition to the course, that will be fantastic.


Added by Nanabanyin Brown-Addo on March 24, 2016 at 9:23am — No Comments

A ‘newbie’s guide to Tweet Chat hosting (on Knowledge Capture & Retention)

I first worked in the City in 1972 as a summer intern in the cheque processing arm of Lloyds Bank Ltd.  No typing, just machine minding!

15 years later I was sitting in the machine room of the Marriott Hotel in Jeddah faxing, over an encryted line, a confidential trip memo for my secretary to type up and distribute to selected directors.  Laptops were only just appearing on the market and as for typing, Managers in those days didn’t. If you wanted to communicate confidential…


Added by Paul J Corney on March 4, 2016 at 1:19pm — No Comments

You Too, Could be a Recipient

Recently I saw a string of messages on a forum discussing whether we should still be using the term ‘recipient’ in international development.

It started me thinking of a conversation I recently had with a good friend in Rwanda. He told me about how one day when he was a child, he suddenly received a package full of toys. He had no idea where the toys came from or…


Added by Linzi Fidelin on February 25, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The 11 Things Everyone Should Know About Piloting a Survey

Originally published on the SocialCops Blog

Collecting primary data at any scale is challenging. Though data quality can be difficult to measure, it is crucial to ensure that you are not wasting time on poor quality data. Creating a good survey…


Added by Surendran Balachandran on February 4, 2016 at 9:01am — No Comments

Youth Women in Community Media and Journalism-the beginning of a new era in rural broadcasting journalism of Bangladesh

  1. 1.      Background Information:

Baishakhy is a familiar face in Jhenaidah, and a more familiar voice. She joined Radio Jhenuk in January 2013 as a volunteer. She later became the host of Hello Jhenaidah, and now a full-time assistant producer and reporter for Radio Jhenuk. However, she prefers introducing herself as the first and only woman journalist of Jhenaidah. Baishakhy says ‘Radio Jhenuk’s ‘Hello Jhenaidah’ is basically a women’s and children’s…


Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on December 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Community Broadcasting Library set up in every community radio station in Bangladesh

The community broadcasting library is being set up as an essential part of 16 community radio station in Bangladesh. Around 1000 rural broadcasters are directly benefited from the library. Each library acts as a knowledge center to radio…


Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on November 27, 2015 at 9:32am — No Comments

Hello All, Please share / use / comment. This KMSMARD course, workshop annex training is build for senior staff and management in agricultural * rural development (ARD). Next to processes within thei…

Hello All,

Please share / use / comment.
This KMSMARD course, workshop annex training is build for senior staff and management in agricultural * rural development (ARD). Next to processes within their organizations they need to manage knowledge in networks, or at least know about the process / method or tool to facilitate knowledge sharing (KS) or ­ transfer (KT). The latter may again indicate learning as focus of KM. Given global financial streams changing…

Added by Jaap Pels on September 30, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Practical presentation with various cases of the KM journey at the U.S. State Department.

Hi all,

For those who missed it, we had a very practical session on KM initiatives at the US Department of State, by career diplomat and innovator Richard Boly, at the monthly KMA DC meet-up. The presentation is now available online:

Be sure to sign up to the…


Added by Arno Boersma on September 26, 2015 at 6:39pm — No Comments

The Light House of Hill : To Flourish Properly, Needs People Participation and Asset Based Development

Very nice shiny morning. The hills show their natural beauty. Suddenly clouds have come and surrounded the whole area. After ten minutes, clouds have gone and everything gets clearly visible. It seems that the hilly area flourishing itself newly. Very nice moments for the travellers, come from the plane lands. But…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on August 24, 2015 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Jamaica's Social Justice Blueprint

As I sat down to my first lecture examining the theories and politics of social justice, in no time I was confident that I sat at the right table.  One of the easiest but most profound of questions was posed by the lecturer, Dr Akwugo Emejulu.  In trying to define social justice, she asked, “What might a socially just society look like?”  As the discussions progressed, it became evident…


Added by Nicole West-Hayles on August 5, 2015 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Being on KM4Dev is also fun :-) (2)

Do you have a profile on that looks like this?

Would you like to share a more personalized profile picture (yourself, a selfie, an alterego, ... )? 

Go to you 'Me' (see taps above) and update yourself!

Ciao ~…

Added by Peter J. Bury on July 15, 2015 at 12:22am — No Comments

Being on KM4Dev is also fun :-)

Hi all, recently instigated by people like Nancy and Jaap (don't know them? try to look them up!), I changed the colors and the logo. Ah the logo... that is an old story... 

Anyway I intend to be more often here and share my thoughts on this amazing community and its tools to make our being here (not only lurkingly but also actively learning and sharing) fun.

Like it? Some suggestions on this? Go ahead! - Peter

Added by Peter J. Bury on July 15, 2015 at 12:18am — No Comments

Great insights into one of the most successful Communities of Practice at the World Bank, from today's KMA DC's meetup...

Hi all,


For those who missed it, we had a very insightful session on launching and managing a Community of Practice at the monthly KMA DC meet-up. The presentation is now available online:


How to make your Community of Practice a Success - Based on the Behavior Change CoP at the World Bank


Be sure to sign up to the…


Added by Arno Boersma on June 26, 2015 at 5:39pm — No Comments

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