Next issue of KM4D Journal


  • Simone Staiger


The second issue of the KM4Dev e-journal will deal with "Approaches to Promote Knowledge Sharing in International Development Organizations" and will be co-edited by Nathan Russell, Simone Staiger-Rivas, Doug Horton, Lucie Lamoureux, and Allison Hewlitt. The purpose of this issue is to present some recent experiences with KS and lessons learned by KS practitioners who have been involved in planning, introducing, and mainstreaming KS approaches and processes in development organizations. Papers will outline the organizational settings in which they introduced or developed KS approaches and the relationships between internal and external knowledge sharing in these settings. The use of KS tools and their benefits for these organizations will be analyzed. Among others, the 2nd issue will include the following articles:
  • Experiences of an e-learning module on KM applied and used in Southern countries by Jaap Pels from the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), and Frank Odhiambo of the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)
  • Feedback on expertise directories by Mark Winslow, consultant on information and knowledge management for international agricultural development
  • Practical experiences with the use of strategic meetings and workshops as entry points for KS by Nathan Russell, Doug Horton and Simone Staiger from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), and Allison Hewlitt from Bellanet
  • Implementation of communities of practice at UNDP by Kim Henderson
  • Train4Dev, a joint donor approach for better knowledge sharing and knowledge management from Andreas Jensen from DANIDA
The issue will also include a story from Steph Colton and Abdulnasser Minkara on the use of oral histories at the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), and two interviews: with Phineas G. Kadenge on the KS strategy of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), and Ben Ramalingam from ODI on his working paper on knowledge and learning in development organizations.