The KM4dev Core group has been discussing possibilities for 2010 KM4Dev meetings. While different locations have been explored in the context of funding opportunities, and interesting connected events, we have also discussed opportunities for making more out of the regional and linguistic diversity in the community.
Lucie Lamoureux summarized nicely that "KM4dev events come in all shapes and sizes (annual meetings, regional meetings, informal get-togethers, etc.) which is perfectly good, as long as the KM4dev domain/spirit/philosophy is respected. We encourage all models."
In this context I am very pleased to pre-announce in the name of the Core group the *2010 KM4Dev meeting that will take place in Cali, Colombia in the week of May, 24* in connection to a Latin America and Caribbean Knowledge Fair that will be organized by FAO, CGIAR and other partner organizations. More about the Knowledge Fair: http://ictkm.cgiar.org/2010/02/02/knowledge-share-fair-latin-americ...
While I invite all of you to bookmark those dates in your agenda in the hope that you will be able to attend physically or virtually, I would also like to invite those of you who are interested in being part of the organizing team of the KM4Dev Cali event to email me very soon so that we can start to develop an initial meeting concept. From the KM4Dev core group we have the pleasure to count already with the support of Ana Maria Ponce, Camilo Villa, and Bertha Camacho.
I am very much looking forward to hear from Latin America and Caribbean KM4Dev members and any interested folks. If you have questions or specific interest in the Share Fair please do not hesitate to contact me.