Core Group

KM4Dev is largely a volunteer effort. As we grew, it became clear that we needed some sort of governance group to support the community and help respond to its needs. Hence, the Core Group was created in May 2004.
The Core group interacts via a Dgroup --  km4dev-coregroup[AT] You can contact Core Group members at this address or by writing to contact[AT] 

All Core group meetings are documented hereMore information about the Core Group is available on the KM4Dev wiki.

Currently, the Core group consists of community members acting in a voluntary capacity as a steering committee for KM4Dev. Core group members contribute their time and energy towards supporting the needs of KM4Dev members and building the community. The Core group terms of reference are found here.

Current KM4Dev Core group members (with links to their respective page on this Ning)

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  1. Sophie Alvarez (back July 2017 from sabbatical in 2014), CIAT, Colombia
  2. Jorge Chavez-Tafur (since June 2019), CTA, Netherlands
  3. Andreas Brandner (since October 2016), KM_Associates, Austria
  4. Bruce Boyes (July 2022) RealKM Magazine, Australia
  5. Sarah Cummings (since October 2016), Netherlands
  6. Charles Dhewa  Knowledge Transfer Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe
  7. Helen Gillman, Italy
  8. Alok Goel (since January 2022), India
  9. Ginetta Gueli (since June 2020), Italy
  10. Gladys Kemboi (since June 2020), Kenya
  11. Maureen Kenga (since January 2022), Kenya
  12. Akel Meade (since January 2022), consultant, Trinidad and Tobago
  13. Christina Merl (since January 2022)
  14. Claire Mathonsi (since April 2022), Kenya
  15. Nana Nwachukwu (since April 2022), Nigeria
  16. Davide Piga UNFPA, Washington DC, USA
  17. Pier Andrea Pirani, (since 2014), Euforic Services, Malaysia
  18. Cesar Robles (since March 2020, before May-Dec 2017), Helvetas, Switzerland
  19. Jasmin Suministrado, UNICEF, Switzerland
  20. Reza Salim (since 2014), BFES-Amader Gram, Bangladesh 
  21. Rocio Sanz (since late 2017), Knowledge Broker Consultant, Geneva, Switzerland
  22. Toni Sittoni (since January 2021), consultant, Kenya
  23. Fitsum Tesfaye (since October 2016), FAO, Italy
  24. Alice Van der Elstraeten (since November 2020), IFAD, Italy
  25. Ilaria Urbani (since January 2021), IFAD, Italy
  26. Dydimus Zengenene (since December 2021)
  27. Chris Zielinski (since Sept 2017), consultant, UK

We would like to acknowledge the contributions made by former Core group members

Read more about the Core group on the KM4Dev wiki


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Comment by Muhammad Jahangir on March 4, 2010 at 9:05pm
We will like to share knowledge in WASH sector to start with. So reinventing the wheel is avoided. secondly many groups worjing in isolation towards the same objective of improving water , sanitation and Hygiene condition in south Asia , share their experiences and help each other. we are a group of Fresh Water Action Network in south Asia. FANSA -Pak. but not able to initiate it properly.
See and M Jahangir Pakistan
Comment by Nancy White on March 4, 2010 at 3:57pm
Hi, M. Jahagir

Thanks for expressing interest! What is it that you would like to do in your region? Anyone can join our global online community, but some members have formed local groups which get together for meet ups and "local learning."
Comment by Muhammad Jahangir on February 21, 2010 at 8:01am
We in south Asia are perhaps the most deserving case for making use of this initiative. Some how we have a trend of not sharing our knowledge. Though the key to development would be the first publication of an idea or development.
Request a special program to make use of this idea by Pakistan, India, Bangladesh , Nepal, Colombo (SL).
We seriously agree that it (The KM) can alleviate many of our handicaps in development.

M Jahangir
Comment by Lucie Lamoureux on February 2, 2010 at 6:19pm
Hello to Odetola, Alpha and Monica,

Apologies for the long silence. I will be getting back to you via email in the next week or so. Thanks for wanting to be part of the Core group!
Comment by Dr. Monica Chaudhuri on January 30, 2010 at 11:10am
I too am ready
Comment by Alpha Grace on December 18, 2009 at 1:18pm
Greetings, I will like to contribute to the Core Group, please contact me. Thanks
Comment by Odetola Adewunmi Muinat on December 14, 2009 at 9:22pm
Hi! Iwill like to participate in community development activities. How do i proceed.

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