This post was originally published at PAEPARD and has been republished with permission.
3-4 April 2017. Geneva, Palais des Nations. The Global Knowledge for Development (K4D) Conference was aimed at the review and advancement of knowledge management practices in the field of sustainable development and presenting a new agenda to strengthen knowledge societies and economies for development.
Goals, and therefore requires the world´s full attention.
Agenda Knowledge for Development and 73 Statements: download
Report of the Joint Inspection Unit of the UN: KM in the United Nations System: download
Knowledge for Development Partnership Declaration: download
The first day introduced two flagship documents:
- Launching of the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) Report on Knowledge Management in the United
Nations system (JIU/REP/2016/10), by Dr. Petru Dumitriu, Inspector, Joint Inspection Unit
- Presentation of the Agenda Knowledge for Development by Dr. Andreas Brandner, KMA
For the International Labour Organization (ILO), one of the pioneering organizations to have embraced the concept of knowledge management, “a comprehensive knowledge management strategy has many dimensions and encompasses the full spectrum of generating, collecting, capturing, storing, codifying, transferring and communicating knowledge”.(page 22)
|The technical team of Dgroups:
Damir Simunic and Joe Canda of WA Research SA
duplication of efforts and activities by staff working in similar fields; inconsistency in the approaches or understanding of the same policy area; lack of awareness of the whole picture of a particular policy challenge; loss of knowledge and insight when experienced staff leave an organization; insufficient ability to share best practices and innovations; absence of interdepartmental or inter-agency collaborative work; failure to identify loss of time and resources. (page 7)
- Florian Bauer, Chief Knowledge Officer of REEEP, Climate Knowledge Brokers Group
- Enrica Pellacani and Ahmad Baihaki, Capacity for Development, European Commission
- Richard Bryan-Cox, Administrator of the capacity-building market place, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (for his presentation click here)
- Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Chair of the Dgroups Foundation