Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) 2Oth Anniversary Celebrations*

Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) 2Oth Anniversary Celebrations*

The Knowledge Management for Development Forum (KM4Dev Forum) and Knowledge Management for Development Online Open Space (KM4DevOOS) are a series of face-to-face and virtual meetings/workshops organized by the Knowledge Management for Development Community (KM4Dev) initiated by Bellanet International.

Conference History:

KM4Dev 2Oth Anniversary Celebrations, July 2-3, 2020, Virtual event

  • Open Space virtual round-the-world conference, Jul 2-3
    • KM4Dev20Years: looking back at the community’s story
    • La gestion des connaissance dans le monde francophone et les défis spécifiques concernant l’Afrique
    • Lessons Learned from the World Bank Group: Nurturing Communities of Practice
    • Conversational Leadership: let’s practice and design this new field together!
    • ¿Cómo evaluamos la gestión del conocimiento en Amérca Latina y el Caribe?
    • How could a Knowledge Management perspective allow us to more effectively address political polarization as facilitators?
    • How to do Knowledge Management from scratch with Zero Budget – Wins and fails from the Case study of ActionAid International
    • Experience capitalization: how do we monitor and evaluate this approach?
    • Online collaboration, dialogue & interaction – what works in international development
    • KM4DEV 20 Years: The future of Knowledge Management & the KM4Dev Community
  • Pre-conference Knowledge Cafés (May 14 – Jun 25)
    • #7 Jun 25, 2020, 3:00 PM (Zürich time zone; GMT +2:00)
      Decolonization of Knowledge
    • #6 Jun 18, 2020, 3:00 PM (Zürich time zone; GMT +2:00)
      Promoting Knowledge Management for Organizational Learning
    • #5 Jun 11, 2020, 3:00 PM (Zürich time zone; GMT +2:00)
      Knowledge Management Strategies in Organizations (example: IFAD – International Fund for Agricultural Development)
    • #4 Jun 4, 2020, 3:00 PM (Zürich time zone; GMT +2:00)
      Organizational Learning and its linkages to Knowledge Management (was: Decolonization of Knowledge – postponed)
    • #3 May 28, 2020, 3:00 PM (Zürich time zone; GMT +2:00)
      Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships: Connecting across disciplines and communities to remedy siloed thinking
    • #2 May 21, 2020, 3:00 PM (Zürich time zone; GMT +2:00)
      On-line Collaboration
    • #1 May 14, 2020, 3:00 PM (Zürich time zone; GMT +2:00)
      Re-visiting the recent KM4Dev discussion on “What is the role of Knowledge Management in a time of crisis – with specific reference to the current coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic?”

The KM4Dev Birthday Event was originally scheduled for July 3, 2020 at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands, co-located at the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Conference 2020, 29 June – 2 July

KM4Dev-community meeting, September 27, 2019, Nairobi, Kenya
(in conjunction with the 1st African Knowledge for Development Partnership Conference, Sep 25-26)

KM4Dev Conversa – Encuentro KM4Dev Latinoamérica y el Caribe, September 19-21, 2018, Medellin, Colombia
Conference Theme: Aprende – Comparte – Inspírate: Gestión del conocimiento y aprendizaje para el desarrollo en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

    Mapa interactivo: Nuestro conocimiento colectivo

    Espacio abierto rondas 1-3

    Reflexiones (1) del aprendizaje, (2) acerca de oportunidades, posibiles acciones colectiva

    Mini-talleres: Conceptos de Gestion de Connocimiento, Dinámicas de Gestion de Connocimiento, Herramientas de Gestion de Connocimiento

2nd KM4Dev Online Open Space, June 21, 2018

KM4Dev Harare Gathering, July 25–26, 2017, Harare, Zimbabwe
Workshop Theme: Learning from Invisible Communities of Practice: The role of informal actors and relationships in African food systems

1st KM4Dev Online Open Space, June 14, 2017

KM4Dev Seattle Gathering, April 6-7, 2017, Seattle, WA, USA
Workshop Theme: Practical Experiences of the Application of Communities of Practice (CoPs)

KM4Dev 2017 Geneva Open Space, 2 April, 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Management for Development, towards a Knowledge Sharing Society
(in conjunction with the Global Partnership Conference: Knowledge for Development, 3-4 April)

KM4Dev 2016 Vienna Event, October 15, 2016, Vienna, Austria
Workshop Theme: The Future of Knowledge Management for Development
(in conjunction with the Knowledge Cities World Summit (Theme: Knowledge for Development), Oct 12-13, and the Global Knowledge for Development Summit, Oct 14)

KM4Dev Bonn Workshop, July 8-9, 2014, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany
Workshop Theme: Knowledge for Development (K4D): Galvanizing Opportunities of a Promising Theme for Improved Development Cooperation

KM4Dev Seattle Workshop, July 29-31, 2013, Seattle, WA, USA
Workshop Theme: Stocktaking on knowledge management for development

KM4Dev Rome Workshop, September 30, 2011, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy
Workshop Theme: (1) Future of KM4dev and (2) Face to Face Fun, Sharing and Learning
(in conjunction with the Second Global AgriKnowledge Share Fair, Sep 26–29)

KM4Dev Africa Special Session, October 19, 2010, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
(in conjunction with the Share Fair on Agricultural and Rural Development Knowledge in Africa (AgKnowledge Africa), Oct 18-21)

KM4Dev Cali Workshop, May 27-28, 2010, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Management for Development in Latin America
(in conjunction with the Latin America and Caribbean Knowledge Fair, May 25-27)

KM4Dev Brussels Workshop, October 6-8, 2009, Brussels, Belgium
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Sharing / Knowledge Management in a World Of Change

    Pre-workshop meetings: IKM-Emergent francophone discussion; Francophone KM4DEV CoP discussion

KM4Dev Almada Workshop, 18-21 June 2008, Lisbon (Almada), Portugal
Workshop Theme: Open Space on Topics of Current Interest in Knowledge Management for Development

KM4Dev Zeist Workshop, 18-20 June, 2007, Zeist, Netherlands
Workshop Theme: Work on Collaborative KM/KS and Organizational Leaning Projects

Knowledge Management for Development Forum (KM4Dev Forum 2007), February 8–9, 2007, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines
Forum Theme: Strengthening Knowledge Networks for Development: Understanding Issues, Facing Challenges, and Seizing Opportunities

  • Workshops: Organizational Knowledge Assessment; Approaches in Knowledge Sharing; Sharing of Good Practices on Knowledge-based Development for the Poor; Knowledge Fairs for Development; Storytelling and Behavioral Change; The Last Mile of Knowledge Management
  • Open space sessions (sample topics: Asian Knowledge Management, Knowledge sharing among competing agencies, Engaging NGOs and civil society on Knowledge Management, Educating the youth on Knowledge Management, Embedding Knowledge Management to doing business)

KM4Dev Brighton Workshop, July 10-12, 2006, University of Sussex, Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK
Workshop Theme: Knowledge, Learning and Change in International Development

KM4Dev Geneva Workshop, June 20-21, 2005, International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland
Workshop Theme: Culture and Knowledge Sharing: Making the Invisible Visible

    Side events: Knowledge Fair on the Informal Economy, Jun 8-16

KM4Dev Washington Workshop, June 24-25, 2004, World Bank Institute, Washington, DC
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Sharing for Development: A Learning Activity
(Sponsors: Bellanet, Global Development Network (GDN), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammernarbeit (GTZ), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank)

KM4Dev Amsterdam Workshop, September 19, 2003, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Workshop Theme: Transforming and sustaining inclusive development communities: an evidence-based approach
(in conjunction with the International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T), Sep 19-21)

KM4Dev Kathmandu Workshop, July 16-18, 2003, Kathmandu, Nepal
(Organizers: Bellanet, South Asia Partnership (SAP) Nepal, South Asia Partnership (SAP) Canada)
Workshop Theme: Human Development Issues in South Asia: Identifying Practical Knowledge Sharing Approaches

KM4Dev Ottawa Workshop, May 12-13, 2003, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), OT, Canada
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Management and International Development: Knowledge Sharing in Communities of Practice and in Globally Distributed Organizations & Networks
(Sponsors: Bellanet, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) (CIDA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Academy for Educational Development (AED), World Bank)

KM4Dev The Hague Workshop: The Hague, November 13-14, 2002, International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), The Hague, Netherlands
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Management Initiatives: Experiences of Development Agencies
(Sponsors: Bellanet, Institute for International Cooperation and Development (IICD), International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR))

KM4Dev African Workshop, May 29-31, 2002, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Management (KM) and International Development: Knowledge Management Champions in Africa

KM4Dev Asia Workshop, 18-20 September, 2001, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Sharing for International Development: Asia Workshop
(Organized by Bellanet; Sponsors: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), UK Department for International Development (DFID), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Bank)

KM4Dev European Workshop (Knowledge Management Conference), June 26-28, 2000, University of Sussex, Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Management for Development Organizations: Strategies, Policies, and Technologies
(Co-organized by Bellanet, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammernarbeit (GTZ), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC))

KM4Dev Washington Workshop, February 2-4, 2000, Benton Foundation, Washington, D.C
Workshop Theme: Knowledge Management – Implications and Applications for Development Organizations
(Co-organized by Bellanet, the Benton Foundation, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and International Development Research Centre (IDRC))

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