Communities and networks in support of knowledge sharing. Part 2


  • Nancy White Full Circle Associates


knowledge sharing, online communities, communities of practice


This is the second of a two-part Community Note looking at the strategic applications of online communities and networks in development cooperation. This first part looked at how communities and networks are used to share knowledge and learn with case studies provided by members of the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) community. This second part considers how communities are connecting people, as well as their creation and support.


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Pakenham-Walsh, N., 2007. Healthcare information for all by 2015: a community of purpose facilitated by Reader-Focused Moderation. Knowledge Management for Development Journal,
3 (1), 93–108. Available from: [Accessed 11 January 2010].





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