A knowledge journey: the story of the Hivos’ Knowledge Programme

  • Josine Stremmelaar Hivos
  • Remko Berkhout
Keywords: knowledge co-creation, knowledge programme, organizational strategy, Hivos, Netherlands, development organizations, non-governmental organizations

Abstract

This case study describes what has been learned about knowledge co-creation from the Knowledge Programme of Hivos. It argues that knowledge is an invaluable tool to navigate the turbulent development landscape. In 2007, Hivos started to develop a knowledge programme. Four years on, some key insights in the field of knowledge and change are shared. The process of knowledge development may be even more important than its direct outputs. Investing in knowledge development processes contributes to a longer term critical perspective in a sector dominated by short-termism.

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Stremmelaar, J., 2009. Knowledge integration for development: the Hivos approach. Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 5 (1), 75–84
Published
2019-08-16
Section
Papers