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The group invites wider community in KM4Dev to contribute to the debate on challenges and opportunities that focuses on African development. We continue to explore innovative practices in sectors of agriculture, education etc with focus on ICT4 dev.
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2022
The recent KM4DEV space in Geneva was inspiring and very educative.
I thank most sincerely the HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and other technical people who volunteered for their technical support b and success of the event. We will continue to refer and use the knowledge shared in this conference for sometime to come.
I will continue to encourage my colleagues from the south of fhe globe, mainly in Africa to forge partnerships in the area of KM4DEV and in areas that may have positive impact to the lives of the people.
The COVID-19 which emerged in Wuhan (China) towards the end of 2019 has since spread to other parts of the world and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the 11th March…Continue
Started by Dean Mulozi Nov 10, 2020.
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Started by Gaurav Singh Aug 9, 2017.
Knowledge for Development without Borders (KFDWB) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2014 and based in Vienna, Austria. Our efforts to support sustainable development progress…Continue
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Started by Amouzou Bedi. Last reply by Dean Mulozi Apr 5, 2017.
Dear KM4Dev members, Following our exciting “African KM4Dev Community Week”, we have been sharing all…Continue
Started by Elias Damtew Assefa Apr 22, 2013.
Dear KM4Dev for Africa,
I developed some positive thoughts on pontetial impact of the Social media on Africa's developemt. There is a growimg need not only to communicate through social media but also share knowledge and resources. Importance of promoting social media in Africa should be promoted, not only among the youth but also to policy makers, political players etc.
My silent thoghts further touched the issue of limited access to ICTs in many rural areas, limited infrastructure in terms of wireless broadband and limited use of smart phones or mobile tools that have access to internet among the rural people.
Therefore the use of social media can be affected by digital devide in many of our countries.
The challenges are immense but can be overcome through the use of relevant techologies
Any similar thoughts?
A friend of mine sent me this info - she's looking for a comms specialist in Ghana:
" I’m looking for someone independent who we can outsource photography/videography and as a separate service manage media for a day (getting media to attend and cover an event, managing them on the day and then managing them post event).
It is for a high profile event we are part of (very soon) in Ghana. I want to find someone local preferably."
Please let me know if you know such a person!
I'll connect them,
The Emergency Transport Scheme
Thanks to a unique initiative launched in 2012 by PATHS2 which has brought rural communities and Nigeria’s powerful transport unions together, thousands of pregnant women are being saved from death. 5,695 as at January 2014.
The Emergency Transport Scheme, simply referred to as the ‘ETS’ is implemented in partnership with the Nigerian government and other stakeholders in Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa States. It hinges on Nigeria’s powerful and well-organised transport unions to work with taxi drivers as volunteer ambulance drivers, using their own vehicles to get pregnant women to a hospital or clinic during an obstetric emergency.
Under the ETS, taxi drivers are trained on safe driving practice and on understanding the danger signs in pregnancy. This helps them to keep women calm and safe during the trip, which is often hastily arranged after a panicked midnight call to the driver’s mobile phone. In return, drivers who volunteer get special privileges in their day jobs, such as being promoted to the front of taxi ranks by union supervisors. Stickers for taxis are also provided, which identify their status as Emergency Transport Scheme members, and there’s also special headlight signalling which enables soldiers guarding checkpoints on dangerous roads that are subject to curfew to recognise them. – Read more: http://www.paths2.org/blog/blogDetails/13#sthash.AO1pvIcU.dpuf
Dear colleagues do you have some experience improving access to quality health care for pregnant women? Please share here, and on the following page: http://www.km4dev.org/group/knowledge-management-nigeria
Staff in small organisations often have to cover a wider range of responsibilities outside of their formal job descriptions because they are less likely to have separate departments for central management functions (planning, evaluation, human resources, IT, etc). In such situations the tacit knowledge that staff have (including that gained in previous jobs and in family / civic life) of these management functions, can if made available to the wider organisation, help smaller organisations to better achieve their goals. For example a staff member may have knowledge of organisational governance from their voluntary work with a local civil society organisation, but have no responsibility in their employing organisation for governance issues and so don't share this knowledge. A knowledge sharing initiative within the organisation could enable them to make this knowledge more widely known to their colleagues.
how can tacit knowledge be benefecial to small organizations
In my country Botswana they are major concerns being expressed about the difficulties being experienced by new graduates in obtaining jobs.From the employers perspective,concerns were raised about the immediate utility of graduate they employed and and the need to provide further on job training to make them work ready to my suprise with solution to this they introduced intenship programme which does not have value as we speak because valuable graduate are now slaves in organisations and not hired. I think the government should come with new policies on how these graduate should be treated and their job responsibilities. thanks
Hi to all, I am happy to join the KM4Dev for Africa. Sure this platform will help us join forces and push for the institutionalisation of knowledge management in Africa. I really want to push the KM agenda in Ghana and will be counting on all of you in this regard.
Thanks for the invitation to the KM4Dev Africa events. I'd like to join on 28 March for the main online event. Great initiative :)
We welcome new members to the group. It is interesting we are getting new information, new ideas and progressive issues around African development.
I would like to know the context of your WASH programme you are mentioning. Kindly drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A KMteam for WASH in West Africa will see the light soon
I'm glad to announce that IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre has now signed the contract with the Florida International University on a multi-year programme to further sustainable WASH services supported by building in region KM capacity. We will concentrate on Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, and Ghana.
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