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The uptake of wildlife research in northern Botswana: some findings

After years of part-time study, my PhD work is done: The Uptake of Wildlife Research in Botswana: a Study of Productive Interactions was formally accepted by Stellenbosch University in 2021. Sending thanks to the…

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Added by Monica Morrison on April 12, 2021 at 11:50am — No Comments

Representing a Knowledge architecture

Hello Folks,

Has anyone here worked on designing a knowledge architecture for an organization? 

I am looking for inspiration on how to represent the architecture, with its many elements and dimensions. I believe if I have a visual image that frame the K architecture idea, it will be easier to communicate the idea and have the conversations progressing with my colleagues.

if you have ideas, references to share, I would be most grateful. Happy to chat 1:1 as well.

Many…

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Added by Cristina Sette on February 4, 2021 at 12:41pm — No Comments

We Can Do Better: Comments at KM4Dev Knowledge Cafe #10 on "Uncomfortable Truths in Development"

Here are my remarks from the November 19, 2020 KM4Dev Knowledge Cafe #10 on “Uncomfortable Truths in Development,” with thanks to co-panelists Sarah Cummings, Ann Hendrix-Jenkins and Kishor Pradhan, moderated by Gladys Kemboi.

I want to say a bit about what we can do differently, and better, specifically as knowledge workers, to address the uncomfortable truths and supremacy models the other panelists have so…

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Added by Stacey Young on February 1, 2021 at 12:52am — No Comments

Shagari Asks UN To Include Knowledge Management In Next Development Goals

As AMCOW Launches Its Knowledge Management Hub Of Hubs

 

By: Nkem Ekeopara

 

Nigeria’s former Minister-in-charge of water resources and sanitation, and the first president of African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) Barrister Mulhtari Shehu Shagari, CFR, has called on the United Nations (UN) to include Knowledge Management in their next development goals after 2030.…

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Added by Obinna Richfield Anah on December 7, 2020 at 12:26am — No Comments

Committed development workers: you are not alone

Dear KM4Dev community,

People are asking, after this chaotic time, what can and should change? Well, many who are deeply committed to the potential of international development see new possibilities for a better field. How can we make them real? Here's my statement from my recent participation in the KM4Dev cafe entitled Uncomfortable Truths in Development. 

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Thank you for the introduction and event, and the KM4Dev community…

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Added by Ann Hendrix-Jenkins on December 2, 2020 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

Sham of Equality and Dignity in Development

Script for Knowledge Cafe on "Uncomfortable truth in development", 19 November 2020

Some of the things that I am going to speak about may not comfortably be spoken about usually in development. It is not necessary that you have to agree to what I have to say as we can always agree to disagree. And of course freedom of expression should apply to all. 

The topic of my narrative is "Sham of Equality and Dignity in Development." This topic as I…

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Added by Kishor Pradhan on November 21, 2020 at 5:56am — No Comments

Blog: Coloniality and wilful hermaneutic injustice

Script for the Knowledge cafe on 'Uncomfortable truths in global development' 

Thank you, Helen Gillman, for your kind words. It is a great pleasure for me to be part of this fishbowl  as a canary - as described by Ann Hendrix-Jenkins on ‘uncomfortable truths in global development’. I think it is really important that KM4Dev is a space where we can talk about these issues – to quote Kishor Pradhan – with respect and dignity.



The #BLM movement has resonated with…

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Added by SarahCummings on November 20, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

COMMUNITY RADIO IN BANGLADESH: THE ROAD 2 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP & EMPOWERMENT

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has been struggling for the last 20 years to open up the community media (including Community Radio, Community Television) and giving focus on its vital role as voices of the voiceless rural people.

The Ministry of Information Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh has…

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Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on October 12, 2020 at 9:55am — No Comments

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT(KM) VERSUS BIG DATA(BD)?

Knowledge  without a doubt has led to the evolution of people as a species and the role it has played  in global economies and societies,   can not be disputed. KM has always played an important role in collecting,storing, analysing, mining and processing data into knowledge although this practice  varied from one organisation to the other due to varying organisational cultures.   In todays world where rapid advancement in technologies has led  to a phenomenon known as big data, we now find…

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Added by Thabo Mosiakgabo on September 22, 2020 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Obituary: Hugo Besemer

We are very sad to let you know that our colleague and friend, Hugo Besemer, passed away suddenly at home in Randwijk, The Netherlands, on 10 July 2020.

Hugo has been at the heart of…

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Added by SarahCummings on September 20, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

BNNRC recognized for 4th time Champions in UN WSIS Prizes 2020

Media development related initiative of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has been recognized for 4th time as Champions in UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Prizes 2020.

The Champions prize was distributed virtual by ITU Secretary General on 7th September…

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Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on September 11, 2020 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Resource for ECM and Digitization

Dear Colleagues can you please direct to an established resource  who is capable ofof assisting the Caribbean Development Bank which is embarking on a digitization project to convert all its records . The Project is being managed by IT. I would like to identify a resource who has worked on a similar conversion project and has perhaps advised on the Information Services  component (ECM, Archiving m etc. Moreso this resource must have International Financial Institutions structures would be an…

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Added by Wendy U. Sealy on July 25, 2020 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Resource for ECM and Digitization

Dear Colleagues can you please direct to an established resource  who is capable ofof assisting the Caribbean Development Bank which is embarking on a digitization project to convert all its records . The Project is being managed by IT. I would like to identify a resource who has worked on a similar conversion project and has perhaps advised on the Information Services  component (ECM, Archiving m etc. Moreso this resource must have International Financial Institutions structures would be an…

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Added by Wendy U. Sealy on July 25, 2020 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Resource for ECM and Digitization

Dear Colleagues can you please direct to an established resource  who is capable ofof assisting the Caribbean Development Bank which is embarking on a digitization project to convert all its records . The Project is being managed by IT. I would like to identify a resource who has worked on a similar conversion project and has perhaps advised on the Information Services  component (ECM, Archiving m etc. Moreso this resource must have International Financial Institutions structures would be an…

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Added by Wendy U. Sealy on July 25, 2020 at 6:02pm — No Comments

12 ways to keep your brain young

Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes with it. Mental decline is common and it is one of the most feared consequences of aging. But cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Here are 12 ways you can help maintain brain function.

1. Get mental stimulation

Through research in mice and…

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Added by James on July 20, 2020 at 11:41am — No Comments

Wanted: a virtual event content organizer and moderator

I am looking for a virtual project-kick of workshop organizer and moderator, in Eglish, experienced in conflict-sensitive facilitation, displacement settings (refugee camps) settings, and/or on energy/natural resource-related matters. At best, in East Africa. 

thanks.

Added by Dawit Dagnew on July 17, 2020 at 11:51am — No Comments

JOB OPENING: UNEP seeks Knowledge Management Consultant

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.



As a science-based organization that publishes key environmental reports, UNEP is continuously looking to improve its publications… Continue

Added by Pooja Munshi on July 7, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Dialogue for Action and Brokerage in West Africa Workshop | Call for Innovative Ideas: Deadline for application 15 August 2020

In view of the West Africa Workshop (to be held virtually on 28-29 October), LEAP4FNSSA launched a  Call for Innovative Ideas. The main objective of the call is to gather innovative solutions to mitigate the socio-economic and environmental impacts of pandemics. The three topics concerned are: 1) innovation and digitalisation in…

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Added by Noureddin Driouech on July 6, 2020 at 6:18pm — No Comments

COVID-19: Adaptation Priorities - Objectives & Broadcast Contents through Community Radio & Community Visual Radio in Bangladesh

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has been struggling for the last 20 years for opening up and strengthening the community media sector including Community Radio and giving focus on its vital role as voices of the voiceless rural people from 2000. www.bnnrc.net

 

BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accredited with World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) of the…

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Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on June 24, 2020 at 10:40am — No Comments

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