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Community Media News Agency

Community Media News Agency: News on different events are being produced at national level every day. Many important decisions are made at Ministries and in Ministerial meetings which deal the interests of the grassroots community and development of their region. A News Agency will be formed very soon to collect the news and take steps to immediately disseminate through community radio. Primarily, this has been named as "Community Media News Agency", which is likely to start working from…


Added by Syed Kamrul Hasan on December 10, 2012 at 5:18am — No Comments

What types of knowledge are most important in international development?


I just analysed the results of a short poll that I ran on the above question. I assume that some of you were among the respondents. I also published the data for you to be able to do your own analysis and discuss some things that I might not…


Added by Philipp Grunewald on November 16, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Food Security Communications Toolkit from FAO - now in English, French and Spanish!

Food security and  other development professionals increasingly realize that they must use communications strategically for their work to have maximum impact. While most organizations have invested heavily in analysis and research, many still need to enhance their communications to ensure their findings reach their intended users and action is taken.

This practical toolkit helps food security professionals develop a communication strategy and communicate more effectively with their…


Added by Denise Melvin on November 5, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

What are the most important types of knowledge for international development?

Hello everyone.

in relation to the research project that I am working on I am currently asking the above question on my external blog. I gathered some different types of knowledge that appear in the literature and thought that it would be great to hear what practitioners think about their relevance.

I would highly appreciate if you take a just a minute to answer just one question at the following link (…


Added by Philipp Grunewald on October 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

KM4Dev a dispersed community? Members, an appeal!

Dear all

I happen to be on the Core group since some years. I participated in 3 KM4Dev face to face events. I sit on the 3 persons steering group of the CTLab activity running this year (2012). I volunteer regularly as monthly KM4Dev administrator (mainly to manage the dGroup). I think I contribute regularly on various conversations within our community...

There is the word: community

And yet... after so many years I'm still not sure whether KM4Dev is, what I…


Added by Peter J. Bury on October 23, 2012 at 8:45pm — 1 Comment

Knowledge Sharing - Can Metadata Save the Economy?

In his recent blog post, Seth Earley suggests that economic development and success in the modern age depends on knowledge sharing and that knowledge sharing depends on library science and search-based applications. Do you agree?

Added by Sharon Foley on October 19, 2012 at 11:52pm — 1 Comment

Short "study": Who mostly initiates knowledge exchange processes in international development?


I did a short online questionnaire on the above outlined question and spent some time thinking about the results. The result gave a pretty one-sided picture that could trigger some interesting thoughts with some of you.

I would be very happy to hear them. Find the related blogpost …


Added by Philipp Grunewald on October 3, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Role of Donors in Poverty Alleviation and Development Activities: Are they achieved 100 % or appropriate and expected outcomes!!!???

Many Donor organizations and countries of the world have been donating or lending billions of money as aid for long time in many third world countries and underdeveloped and developing countries for organising various types of social and economical development programs including poverty alleviation. Many countries do their development works by using the foreign assistances. There are many NGOs and Government Organisations establish for doing various types of development activities including…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on October 2, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Moving from a focus on KM products to KS processes

We started a discussion on the KM4dev Dgroup that was brought about by a short clip featuring Chase Palmeri from IFAD raising a challenge that resonated with people:

Quite a few members replied to her challenge and the summary of the discussion is here in the wiki:…


Added by Lucie Lamoureux on October 1, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

A tribute to KM4Dev: how it transformed my life and how to share the magic

After six wonderful years of engagement with KM4Dev, I decided to pay a tribute to it and to explain what it gives me and what I give back to it.

Perhaps some inspiration for you too?

Added by Ewen Le Borgne on September 27, 2012 at 8:37am — No Comments

Parallel Sessions

Dear members, has anyone of us ever held parallel sessions in Knowledge sharing forums? I have to facilitate one on school sanitation and I am not so sure how it is done yet I want it to be very successful. Could any one share on this

Added by damalie zalwango on September 21, 2012 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

Tacit knowledge elicitation


Just want to ask if there is anyone who have better ideas on how to effectively capture tacit knowledge, i need to hear people's experiences when undertaking this task.Is it something you can say its easy to do or its hard to a certain extent?

Added by Liah Machara on September 20, 2012 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

KM strategies

Hi guys

I am still a student of KM at the University of Botswana,i was wondering if there is any model for KM strategies or this is something that develops and changes as new knowledge is discovered?

Added by Liah Machara on September 20, 2012 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Research Project: Facilitation of Knowledge Exchange in International Development

I am undertaking a research project at the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University, UK. The project has the working title:

'facilitation of knowledge exchange in international development'

This is, of course, a very broad 'statement' but the project is in its infancy and would benefit from everyone's contribution since it is trying to follow a participatory philosophy. At this early stage it would be great to hear people's take on the issue…


Added by Philipp Grunewald on September 19, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments


Hi All,

It does not occur regularly fortunately, but sometimes people hook up with the KM4Dev list and the Ning to contact you on non-KM4Dev issues. Some brutal, some commercial and some intrusive.
If it concerns the KM4Dev Ning just let me know at jaap[point]pels[at]gmail[point]com and I will search on the Ning whats going on.
In case of spamming I delete the user and all messages by that user (zero tolerance policy).
Best, Jaap

Added by Jaap Pels on September 19, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

A Nelly Nkaba

Dear Genuine members I saw no other way to communicate to you all about this subject, But could the people in charge of this group block this person called Nelly Nkaba, She/He is writing wierd messages to all of us and it is a scam after googling this name I found that the same email message is written to a number of people who have also epressed their concerns. I hope you all block this person as soon as you recieve her messages or his messages

Added by damalie zalwango on September 19, 2012 at 2:17pm — 5 Comments

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

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