Followingour exciting “African KM4Dev Community Week”, we have been sharing all insights,discussionsand outputs fromthe event in different formatson the KM4Dev wiki,on theKM4Dev for Africa Ning groupand now on thismailing list. We believe doing this will not only help us to takelessons from the event forward but most importantly to build up on it and inform our ways forward.A number of participants from the African KM4Dev Community Week have suggested practical ways forward.
Main actions and next steps that were identified in the event were:
Organizeweb gatherings of this kind on a more regular basis perhaps using free online platforms like Skype, Google Hangouts (Interested to take a lead:KM4Dev Addis Ababa groupvia Hermella Ayalew & rotating to other African networks);
Explore working on a living compilation of case studies and lessons learnt from concrete development projects related to KM and focused on Africa, to be stored on the KM4Dev wiki and to share (Interested lead: Davide Piga);
Consider organizing a dedicated issue of the KM4Dev Journal on Africa (Interested leads: Marc Lepage, Gwen Wilkins and Vic Klabbers, with support from Ewen Le Borgne)
Look for ways (and funding) to organize a face-to-face event in Africa, to develop relationships among its members (Interested leads: none yet);
For knowledge workers at the grass root level: Integrating oral storytelling in community events and share experiences with KM4Dev community (interested leads: none yet).
If you would like to take or join the lead on these ideas, and if you would like to suggest other activities to take the African KM4Dev communities forward, either reply to this email or leave a message on theKM4Dev Africa Ninggroup.
Many thanks again for your keen participation and support!