John Smith
  • Male
  • Portland, OR
  • United States
Share on Facebook MySpace

John Smith's Friends

  • Nebiyu Melaku Sissay
  • MMG
  • Cláudia Bianca Rodrigues
  • John Dada
  • Jessica Ziegler
  • Robin Koning
  • Linda Keuntje
  • Ghaith Khayyat
  • Karima Wardak
  • Diana Thomas
  • Benedictus Dwiagus Stepantoro
  • Peter Walton
  • Amouzou Bedi
  • roopashri r. sinha
  • Christine Karasi-Omes

John Smith's Groups


John Smith's Page

Profile Information

Name (Do NOT forget to upload a picture; that helps being admitted to KM4Dev)
John Smith
Community leader and Consultant
CPsquare and Learning Alliances
Organization Type
Academic/Research, Individual/Consultant
Organization URL
Areas of KM Expertise
Online Facilitation, Social Web/Web 2.0, Collaborative Technologies, Communities of Practice, Research, Workshop Facilitation
Email ID
Skype ID
Blog URL
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

John Smith's Blog

Landscape of Practice

We're having a discussion about the term "landscape of practices" and what it evokes in our own KM4Dev work: 

It leads to a session on Friday December 20th:  …


Posted on December 19, 2013 at 3:12am

The Wiki Survey results for Philipp Grunewald's research offer

One initiative I took on as part of the IFAD synthesis project got going due to a conversation with Philipp Grunewald where we were wondering how a community like KM4Dev could guide a researcher’s activities.  Philipp was willing to give 2 hours a week to the community in some kind of research effort, but wanted to find a topic that was useful or…


Posted on October 17, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A mis-leading sign of a KM4Dev downturn

I've been studying the Graham Durant-Law Social Network Analysis report ( for the IFAD funded studies synthesis.  The most striking graphic shows posts by year with a blue line suggesting to me that the number of posts were falling alarmingly:

The big drop after 2010 made me think, "Oh maybe…


Posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Nearby & overlapping communities

I'm wondering what communities adjoin or overlap with KM4Dev.  I just added to the list on the Wiki: 

What communities do you participate in that are related to KM4Dev?

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 7:57pm

Synthesis study of IFAD-funded projects

I've been remiss in connecting with activity on this Ning Site. More to come, but I wanted to post a bit of context, starting with an introduction of me in this role that Pete Cranston posted on the Dgroup list on September 25:


As I am sure you all remember, there have been three pieces of research work carried out as part of the IFAD support to KM4Dev

  • SNA: a Social Network Analysis of the network (and of its Francophone counterpart,…

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:47am — 2 Comments

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Knowledge Management for Development to add comments!

Join Knowledge Management for Development

  • No comments yet!

Donate !

We all get a great deal out of our engagement in KM4Dev. Maybe you would be happy to express appreciation through a regular voluntary contribution. Crowd funding works! 

background and info



note if the donate link above does not work for you, click here on donate! and at the bottom of that page click on the donate logo



© 2024       Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service