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What is the role of positive deviants in knowledge work of development organisations?

Hi everyone,

Following Nancy/Gauri's discussion and the recent Lucie/Charles discussion on 'moving away from knowledge products to knowledge sharing processes', here is a topic that is little explored but could have great potential in helping all of us develop an enabling environment for change, learning, critical reflection, sharing etc. This third episode in the new discussion series means that I will be collecting answers to the question for the next two weeks and then will provide…


Added by Ewen Le Borgne on September 19, 2012 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

Managing or facilitating change, not just a question of words

This last blog post I wrote seems to resonate with quite a few people and I thought it might be useful for KM4Dev folks too... You can check my other posts in pictures on Pinterest or…


Added by Ewen Le Borgne on September 4, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

What can you do when you join KM4Dev? How can you contribute?

A lot of people, when they first join KM4Dev, either as they subscribe to the mailing list or to this Ning site, are wondering how they can contribute to it, what they can do etc.

This KM4Dev wiki page offers some options, any other idea or question you have is welcome to make these guidelines even more helpful.



Added by Ewen Le Borgne on September 3, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

K* 2012 Concept paper

Greetings folks on the km4dev Forum:

As you may know, we are now three months post K* 2012 conference. The K* Initiative was initiated by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health and was born out of the growing realization that across the world there are individuals and organizations working on Knowledge Mobilization (KM), Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT), Knowledge Brokering (KB), Knowledge Adoption…


Added by Leandro Echt on August 13, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Library for Farmers, Garment Workers and other poor professionals

[Summary of this blog: We know education and knowledge always act as an asset for everyone’s life. Library can do a big roll for learning. However, our farmers, garment workers and another poor service holders, labors have no opportunity, necessary education and time to access in library. For that reason, now…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on July 31, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Excess production of foods: brings positive or negative impact for farmers???

Recently in Bangladesh, some agricultural farmers showed their agitation against the government by through tons of paddy in the main road of capital city. The cause of their grief was that, they couldn’t make profit by selling paddy due to the high production costs and also excess production of paddy in this year. In…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on July 19, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Closing exercise at KMUK 2012: 'getting wet in the shallow end'

In case this helps others, here's a blog about how I closed KMUK 2012.

I hope its of use?


Added by Paul J Corney on July 8, 2012 at 9:35pm — No Comments

KM and Comms: How do you staff up to do both well?

Dear KM4Dev colleagues

 I wonder if you’d be interested in contributing to a comparative exercise I’m conducting on behalf of IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE).  They are considering how to gear up both their KM and communications efforts.  The question is, how closely do these overlap and how best do you structure your staff team so you can do a good job in both areas?


 IOE has a particular focus on sharing lessons from…


Added by Geoff Barnard on July 5, 2012 at 11:57am — 8 Comments

KM4Dev Learning and Monitoring news

Dear all,
First of all, I would like to thank you all very much for responding to the KM4Dev survey we sent around a while back. We received 141 responses, which is about 10% of this community (at least looking at the amount of mailing list members).
With this email I also wanted to update you on the activities regarding Learning and Monitoring (L&M), as we kindly asked for your participation in some groups related to this work. For the…

Added by Ewen Le Borgne on July 3, 2012 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on July 3, 2012 at 8:23am — No Comments

'taking the plunge'

Here's an account of the swimming pool icebreaker exercise I used to launch KMUK 2012.

Added by Paul J Corney on June 18, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Getting Best Virus Protection for the Computer system

The significance of anti-virus cannot be rejected at any cost inside our daily lives. Nobody actually wants his / her computer system being susceptible to several PC attacks and also computer viruses for example Trojan viruses. It is because these computer infections are really harmful for the personal computer together with data which is present in all of them. It is important to understand at the same time that people cannot just stay protected from the computer infections permanently.…


Added by Kevin Holsen on June 15, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Four levels of knowledge management for development

Based on my experience of development organizations there seems to be a progression of four different levels to their knowledge management work, regardless of their specific approach to Knowledge Management or the methodology they use

1. Internal knowledge management – giving their staff access to knowledge in order to support them to do their jobs better or to improve organizational performance. This can include various types of…


Added by Ian Thorpe on June 14, 2012 at 6:01pm — No Comments

The PLörK Experiment - Connecting people and tackling serious challenges in a playful way

“PLöRK brings PLay to wORK”

It is possible to change the world for a better in a playful way! At least that’s what we believe and therefore we started with a first experimental session on May 28 in Berlin. 

A PLöRK session is a 90 minutes social event with the purpose to solve a question of a peer in a playful…


Added by Karen Schmidt on June 12, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Olympics, KM and the Mexican Wave

Added by Paul J Corney on June 10, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

story collectors guide: renewed momentum

A few weeks ago in Bogota I met a team from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to discuss the timetable for completing the story collectors guide first conceived during the second half of 2011.

Check out CIAT's blog on the subject.

Added by Paul J Corney on June 7, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

Rio+20 Dialogues, the crowdsourcing innovation at UNDP

It is exciting to see how the crowdsourcing innovation works at UNDP with Rio+20 Dialogues launch,  it is time to vote on the future we want: . I was excited to facilitate the dialogue on Unemployment, decent work and migration, there are valuable and creative recommendations... pls see below.

Added by Ifoda Abdurazakova on June 6, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Reflections and Reviews from Himalayan Mountains

2 Successful Years Of Awareness Generation and Advocacy: A set of quick reflections and reviews in context to socio-economic and environment development in the Himalayan region towards ongoing climate debate, environment issues and development…

Understanding to action

Since 2010, with a larger vision to serve as link between practice, science, policy and decision making towards climatic adaptation and sustainable mountain development Climate Himalaya’s…


Added by K N Vajpai on June 6, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Launch Of Mountain Voice Project

A multimedia information communication project that has been launched by Climate Himalaya during May 2012. The ‘Mountain Voice’ is an initiative of Climate Himalaya that captures the experiences, thoughts and opinions of people, practitioners, policy makers and researchers on various climate linked issues…


Added by K N Vajpai on May 30, 2012 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

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