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COVID-19: Community Broadcasting Initiative recognized as the champion of the World Summit on Information Society Prize in UN Platform

Community Media development-related ICT initiative of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has recognized as a Champions in the prestigious UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Prizes 2021 and made Bangladesh proud in the World Platform. The award was distributed through…

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Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on May 21, 2021 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Towards a Feminist Knowledge Management

The tag of "Feminist" is the latest Buzz word in my organisation, born out of a restless need to "pin down" the unease we have with the current system and paradigm and trying to "define" the change that we want to see. 

So you have "Feminist Leadership" being practiced in the organisation led by 10 principles. 

You have feminist MEL…

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Added by Srividya Harish on April 22, 2021 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Energizing pathways for decolonizing knowledge in the Global South

Working at the intersection of formal and informal knowledge systems in Africa, I spend most of my time trying to identify and energize pathways for decolonizing knowledge in ways that benefit both the Global South and Global North. It is from this vantage point that I have noticed that the Global South has gone through more than a century (since 1923) of coerced adoption of hybrids and chemicals from the Global North.  

The Word Web…

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Added by Charles Dhewa on April 19, 2021 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Call for Open consultation Building a Europe Africa Multi-Stakeholder Platform Via LEAP4FNSSA Project

Subject: Open consultation: “Building Europe-Africa Multi-Stakeholder Platform” Have your say!

Why an open consultation? 
An open consultation is a participative instrument to open the decision-making process to all those willing to get involved. Its main objective is to listen to often unheard voices and make good use of them: it is the first step towards a…
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Added by Noureddin Driouech on April 13, 2021 at 6:21pm — No Comments

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 hermeneutic 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

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