Knowledge for Development Partnership Conference (K4DP Conference)*

Knowledge for Development Partnership Conference (K4DP Conference)*

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The Knowledge for Development Partnership Conference (K4DP Conference), initially the Global Knowledge for Development Summit, aims to review the advancement of knowledge management practices in the field of sustainable development and presents a new agenda to strengthen knowledge societies and economies for development. The conference will provide insights in current practices and explore future developments in the use of knowledge management in the area of development on a regional and global level.

Conference History:

Pan-African K4DP Conference 2021, South Africa

(in cooperation with KMSA – Knowledge Management South Africa)

2nd African K4DP Conference, October 2020, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Virtual Venue

(in cooperation with ILRI – International Livestock Research Institute; linked with the 20-years birthday celebrations of the KM4Dev-Community)

1st African K4DP Conference, Sepember 25-26, 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

Focus topic: Knowledge Agenda for Africa
(in conjunction with the Nairobi Knowledge Week; Partners: Knowledge City, Knowledge for Development Partnership, Kenya Diaspora Alliance, Co-operative University of Kenya, Health Knowledge Management Network, Association for the Development of Education in Africa, Kenyan Academy of Sciences, Informaticians Society of Kenya, Integrated Doctoral Association of Kenya, Knowledge for Development Initiative (Nigeria); Funding from Austrian Development Cooperation)

    Knowledge is a the heart of Africa´s Development
    The Knowledge for Development Partnership and its Agenda

    Panel discussion: Knowledge Strategies for Africa
    Knowledge Agenda for Kenya to support Vision 2030 + the big 4 Agenda; Knowledge Agenda for Uganda; Togo´s path towards a knowledge society; Knowledge Management ecosystem – experiences from Zimbabwe;African knowledge in diaspora; Key challenges for Nigeria to perform as a knowledge economy; Knowledge Management in Kenya and Africa: Current status and outlook

    Session: Knowledge Management in the development context
    KM at UN HABITAT and knowledge for cities and regions; Knowledge Management towards affordable housing;Knowledge Management in manufacturing; Health Knowledge Management;African Readiness for Knowledge Driven Economy; Doing research in the ‘open’: ILRI’s Knowledge Management approach; Mind the gap: African languages, translation and indigenous knowledge management in development

    Session: Knowledge Management in sectors and cross-dimensional issues
    KM in public administration – The case Kenya Revenue Authority; Knowledge brokering with the private sector in multi-stakeholder partnership: lessons and ways forward; KM in the Renewable Energy Sector; Knowledge Management for Quality Education in Africa; Knowledge Management in the Agricultural Sector; Knowledge Management in the traffic and transportation sector

    World Café: Advancing a knowledge agenda in Africa
    Open space: Knowledge for Development

    Knowledge marketplace (parallel to the open space)

    Presentation of the African Knowledge Tree
    Launching the African Knowledge 4 Development Partnership
    KM4D Award Introduction
    KMA Knowledge Management Award 2019 Ceremony

    2019 Award Winners
    ILRI – International Livestock Research Institute
    Charles Dhewa

Global K4DP Conference, April 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

(in conjunction with the Nairobi Knowledge Week an the K4DP General Assembly)


Global K4DP Conference, April 3-4, 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

(co-organized by the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations and Knowledge Management Austria; Partners: KM4Dev, The New Club of Paris, Knowledge for Development without Borders, Swiss Knowledge Management Forum)

    Opening Ceremony: Welcome & Statements (5)
    Keynotes (6): A multistakeholder perspective
    Closing Presentation: K4D Vision 2030 at the nexus of theory, policy, practice and politics

    Session: Introduction of flagship documents
    Launching of the JIU Report on ‘Knowledge Management in the United Nations system’ (JIU/REP/2016/10); Presentation of the Agenda Knowledge for Development

    Session: Good practices in knowledge management in the United Nations system

    Session: Measuring the impact of knowledge management (open discussion)
    Evaluation and knowledge management; Knowledge management: a business case; Intellectual Capital reporting and auditing procedures; Management of the Intellectual Capital

    Session: Presentation of good practices in cross-sectoral knowledge management
    Arab Knowledge Project; Integrated KM Approach at the Ministry of Interior of the UAE; …

    Knowledge Market (expo) (Apr 2-4)

    Dialogue on the way forward: How to get the Agenda Knowledge for Development into practice? (World Café)
    Integration: Summarizing the learnings of the Conference & Co-creation of an Action Plan and next steps (Fish Bowl Discussion)

    Inauguration Ceremony of the K4D Partnership
    KMA Knowledge Management Award 2017 Ceremony

    2017 Award Winners
    Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations System
    Prof. Leif Edvinsson

    Co-located events:
    KM4Dev Open Space: Knowledge Management for Development, towards a Knowledge Sharing Society (Apr 2)

    Associated conferences:
    KM4Dev Forum, Apr 6-7, 2017, Seattle, WA, USA

Global Knowledge for Development Summit, October 14, 2016, Vienna, Austria

(in conjunction with the Vienna Knowledge Week; Organizer: City of Vienna / Knowledge Management Austria)

    Keynotes & Panel Discussions:
    Knowledge Development Goals (KDG)

    Knowledge Development Goals (KDG)

    Knowledge Café: Dialogue on the Knowledge Development Goals (KDG)

    KMA Knowledge Management Award Ceremony 2016

    2016 Award Winners
    Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) Community
    Dr. Ibrahim Seba Al Marri, Director Knowledge Department, Dubai Police

    Co-located events:
    KM4Dev2016 Day: The Future of Knowledge Management for Development (Oct 15)

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