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 evaluations – but a lot of organisations face the same challenge. It depends how you define them, but KM and Comms are closely related and require similar skill sets. The ethos, purpose and target audiences may be slightly different, but in many organisations they are not that different.
So do you combine these functions in one team, or even one person? Or do you separate them but have them work closely together? Or do you treat them completely differently and house them in separate divisions?
I’m compiling a short report contrasting experience in different organisations, and would very much value your input.
How you can contribute
If you’re interested in responding, can I suggest two routes:
I will be collecting responses in July and compiling a short report in August, which I’ll post on the KM4Dev list.
Many thanks for helping out on this.
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