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KM4Dev Addis / Ethiopia
Who are we?
What do/did we do?
How can we all make this more useful?
What is KM4Dev?
• Knowledge Management for Development
(KM4Dev) is a community of international
development practitioners ...
KM4Dev engagement channels
• Mailing list:
http://next.dgroups.org/groups/km4dev-l
• Ning page: www.km4dev.org
• Wiki: htt...
A mailing list:
http://next.dgroups.org/groups/km4dev-l
A Wiki: http://wiki.km4dev.org/Main_Page
A Ning page: www.km4dev.org
Face-to-face events
• Other channels (unofficial): LinkedIn page,
Facebook page
• And more ‘regional/national/city’ groups:
– Africa
– Burkina...
Our KM4Dev Ethiopia group
Our rationale
• Our vision: KM as development and economic driving force for Ethiopia;
• Value e...
Our KM4Dev Ethiopia engagement
channels
• Our Ning page:
– To announce events (RSVP)
– To document them
• Our Facebook pag...
Ning: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev-
addis-ababa-ethiopia
Ning events
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/km4devaddiset/
What’ve we done so far: 1st gathering
• Explore and find our rationale
• Agree on our engagement and communication
platfor...
What’ve we done so far: 2nd gathering
• Discussion on ‘What is knowledge management’?
• Mapping of ICT/KM project
• Introd...
What’ve we done so far: 3rd gathering
• Follow up on ICT/KM project mapping: idea to
invite other projects – more to discu...
What’ve we done so far: 4th gathering
• Two sessions of two sub-sessions:
– Session 1
1. Peer assist on setting up an info...
What’ve we done so far: 5th gathering
• Session 1
– Peer assist on setting up an information system on
climate change adap...
What’ve we done so far:
African KM4Dev Community Week
• One month of exchange among Africa-focused
KM4Dev members, hosted ...
What’ve we done so far: 6th gathering
• Marketplace of ideas / free networking
• KM at IPMS/LIVES (ILRI project)
• Feedbac...
What’ve we done so far: 7th gathering
• Marketplace of ideas / free networking
• A focused conversation about ‘KM maturity...
What’ve we done so far: 8th gathering
• Meeting each other
• A presentation about KM/Comms at ILRI
• A presentation about ...
What’ve we done so far: 9th gathering
• Meeting each other and brainstorming potential
conversation topics
• A presentatio...
What’ve we done so far: 10th gathering
• Meeting each other in a ‘speed dating’ way
• An Open Space to come up with topics...
What’ve we done so far: 11th gathering
• Reflections about how we can organize this
aside/away from Ewen Le Borgne
• … But...
What we’ve done so far: 12th gathering
• An update on the AgKnowledge Innovation Process Share
Fair
• An exercise (1-2-4-a...
What we’ve done so far: 13th gathering
• A Lean Coffee to generate topics:
1. How to strengthen this network?
2. How to pr...
What we’ll do in the 14th gathering
• Free networking (2-3pm)
• and then either:
– Generate a new agenda on the spot (lean...
How can we make this more useful?
• Join the group (on Ning and Facebook)
• RSVP upcoming events
• Host / facilitate / sup...
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  1. 1. KM4Dev Addis / Ethiopia Who are we? What do/did we do? How can we all make this more useful?
  2. 2. What is KM4Dev? • Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) is a community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches. Our main communication forum is the KM4dev Dgroup. • To join the discussion, send a blank email to: join.km4dev-l@dgroups.org
  3. 3. KM4Dev engagement channels • Mailing list: http://next.dgroups.org/groups/km4dev-l • Ning page: www.km4dev.org • Wiki: http://wiki.km4dev.org/Main_Page • Face-to-face events • Other channels (unofficial): Twitter account, LinkedIn page, Facebook page… • Local groups • And a journal!
  4. 4. A mailing list: http://next.dgroups.org/groups/km4dev-l
  5. 5. A Wiki: http://wiki.km4dev.org/Main_Page
  6. 6. A Ning page: www.km4dev.org
  7. 7. Face-to-face events
  8. 8. • Other channels (unofficial): LinkedIn page, Facebook page • And more ‘regional/national/city’ groups: – Africa – Burkina Faso, India, Brazil – Rome, The Hague, Washington etc. – Including of course our Addis Ababa/Ethiopia group!
  9. 9. Our KM4Dev Ethiopia group Our rationale • Our vision: KM as development and economic driving force for Ethiopia; • Value expected from this network: better capacity, motivation, shared knowledge, attracting more people to KM; – Having a group of peers: establish a professional association for KM4Dev; creating links and networking with other orgs that work on KM; bring together more KM experts; a professional network and individual contacts; face-to-face meetings; – Capacity development: create capacities to build our own capacity on KM (e.g. use of social media); come up with e-learning facility on specific tools and approaches etc.; Short trainings; – Knowledge sharing on ideas, tools and approaches: Sharing experiences and innovate ideas; knowledge sharing with other countries from the global KM4Dev community; sharing and learning platform on KM4Dev tools and approaches; share and have a practical experience on social media tools; – Reach out a wider audience and engage local institutions in KM work; – Conceptualizing KM for development; – Convincing about KM for development: motivate knowledge sharing; offer a platform for advocacy on KM; • Activities expected: mentoring, communicating, short trainings, socializing, meetings. • Products expected: publications, websites, e-learning; discussion forum.
  10. 10. Our KM4Dev Ethiopia engagement channels • Our Ning page: – To announce events (RSVP) – To document them • Our Facebook page – To discuss/converse online • Our quarterly get-togethers – To bring the group together and build it – To present little projects and ideas • Side group work?
  11. 11. Ning: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev- addis-ababa-ethiopia
  12. 12. Ning events
  13. 13. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/km4devaddiset/
  14. 14. What’ve we done so far: 1st gathering • Explore and find our rationale • Agree on our engagement and communication platforms • Agree on our meeting routine • Develop an agenda for the first real meeting • Notes available on http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev-addis- ababa-ethiopia/forum/topics/notes-from-the- first-get-together-26-january-2012
  15. 15. What’ve we done so far: 2nd gathering • Discussion on ‘What is knowledge management’? • Mapping of ICT/KM project • Introducing social media • Prepare the next agenda • (later) Agree on 2-h parallel sessions • Notes available on: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev-addis- ababa-ethiopia/forum/topics/notes-from-the- second-get-together-27-april-2012
  16. 16. What’ve we done so far: 3rd gathering • Follow up on ICT/KM project mapping: idea to invite other projects – more to discuss this time • Case study: IFPRI’s knowledge management/communication work & very interesting Q&A • Review of the meeting (good KM practice) • Notes available on: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev-addis- ababa-ethiopia/forum/topics/notes-from-the- third-get-together-28-june-2012
  17. 17. What’ve we done so far: 4th gathering • Two sessions of two sub-sessions: – Session 1 1. Peer assist on setting up an information system on climate change adaptation in Ethiopia for the AAP 2. An awareness-raising session about blogs & blogging – Session 2 1. A focused conversation about ‘how to engage with farmers?’ 2. KM case study: ‘KM at GIZ’ – Feedback about sessions, reflections etc. • Notes available on: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev-addis-ababa- ethiopia/forum/topics/notes-from-the-fourth-get- together-21-september-2012
  18. 18. What’ve we done so far: 5th gathering • Session 1 – Peer assist on setting up an information system on climate change adaptation in Ethiopia for the AAP • Session 2 – A focused conversation about ‘KM and communication’ • Feedback about sessions, reflections etc. • Notes available on: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev-addis- ababa-ethiopia/forum/topics/notes-from-the- fifth-get-together-14-december-2012
  19. 19. What’ve we done so far: African KM4Dev Community Week • One month of exchange among Africa-focused KM4Dev members, hosted by our group • Finding out what works for them, what’s missing • One week of intense interaction and one 3-hour synchronous event • Great exchange and the conversation goes on! • Notes available on: http://wiki.km4dev.org/African_KM4Dev_Commu nity_Week
  20. 20. What’ve we done so far: 6th gathering • Marketplace of ideas / free networking • KM at IPMS/LIVES (ILRI project) • Feedback about the African KM4Dev Community week • A focused conversation about ‘KM and communication’ • Feedback about sessions, reflections etc. • Notes available on: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev-addis-ababa- ethiopia/forum/topics/notes-from-the-fifth-get- together-14-december-2012
  21. 21. What’ve we done so far: 7th gathering • Marketplace of ideas / free networking • A focused conversation about ‘KM maturity model’ • A peer assist case: How to get the Ethiopian Agricultural Portal to take off? • Feedback about sessions, reflections etc. • Notes available on: http://www.km4dev.org/events/ethiopia7
  22. 22. What’ve we done so far: 8th gathering • Meeting each other • A presentation about KM/Comms at ILRI • A presentation about Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP)’s KM strategy • A peer assist case: How to address the PSNP’s KM challenges? • Reflections and planning next gathering etc. • Notes available at: http://www.km4dev.org/xn/detail/2672907:Topic:7435 4?xg_source=activity
  23. 23. What’ve we done so far: 9th gathering • Meeting each other and brainstorming potential conversation topics • A presentation about KM experiences from the private sector – KM in event management • A peer assist case: Developing a KM audit for EIAR? • Reflections and planning next gathering etc. • Notes available at: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev-addis-ababa- ethiopia/forum/topics/notes-from-the-ninth-gathering- 10-01-2014
  24. 24. What’ve we done so far: 10th gathering • Meeting each other in a ‘speed dating’ way • An Open Space to come up with topics • A presentation about KM basics at INSA • A peer assist case: Moving from tacit to explicit. Case of SNSF staff departures and job rotation… • A conversation on ‘KM strategies’ • A conversation on ‘Technology that works in Ethiopia / knowledge sharing in an office / making documentation available in a user-friendly way / Sharepoint for third-party KM’ • Reflections and planning next gathering etc. • Notes available at: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev- addis-ababa-ethiopia/forum/topics/notes-from-the-tenth- gathering-23-05-2014
  25. 25. What’ve we done so far: 11th gathering • Reflections about how we can organize this aside/away from Ewen Le Borgne • … But nothing happened over 7 months after that…
  26. 26. What we’ve done so far: 12th gathering • An update on the AgKnowledge Innovation Process Share Fair • An exercise (1-2-4-all) about: – What KM challenges Ethiopia are facing that this community can help with – How can this KM community organize itself to address these challenges • A discussion about how we can show the value of KM (particularly to public agencies) • Notes available at: http://www.km4dev.org/group/km4dev-addis-ababa- ethiopia/forum/topics/notes-from-the-12th-gathering-03- april-2015
  27. 27. What we’ve done so far: 13th gathering • A Lean Coffee to generate topics: 1. How to strengthen this network? 2. How to promote it? 3. What is the value of a one-stop-shop vs. using a wide set of platforms? • Notes available at: http://www.km4dev.org/events/km4dev- addis-ababa-ethiopia-14th-gathering
  28. 28. What we’ll do in the 14th gathering • Free networking (2-3pm) • and then either: – Generate a new agenda on the spot (lean coffee) – Or continue the discussion on showing the value of KM and on quick steps to stimulate this change of mindset • … and anything else you suggest or prepare 
  29. 29. How can we make this more useful? • Join the group (on Ning and Facebook) • RSVP upcoming events • Host / facilitate / support one of our gatherings!! • Share – Share what we discuss (in your organisation and networks) – Invite people to join our group • Engage – Converse online (Facebook) – Work in small groups – Connect (with other networks, with KM4Dev globally…)

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