Learning from the past: impact of information and knowledge management on individuals and organizations over decades

Authors

  • Jorge Chavez-Tarfur
  • Sarah Cummings
  • Ibrahim Khadar
  • Rocio Sanz

Keywords:

knowledge management, learning, organizations

Abstract

In this Special Issue, we focus on the legacy and impact of such organizations and their projects and programmes, but also on how other organizations are coping with personnel changes related to current trends. We would also like to explore how individuals and networks, like Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev), act as a pool of knowledge which remains, even when organizations have closed their doors.

Author Biographies

Jorge Chavez-Tarfur

Jorge Chavez-Tafur is a Senior Editor at the Knowledge Management for Development Journal. Until recently, he was Knowledge Management Officer at CTA in the Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. He was the coordinator of CTA experience capitalization project. He was previously Editor of LEISA Revista de Agroecología and Editor-in-Chief of Farming Matters.

Ibrahim Khadar

Ibrahim Khadar is an agricultural economist with a strong international development background in the field of information and knowledge management. In March 2020, he was appointed as the Director of the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Netherlands, with the responsibility for overseeing the orderly closure of the organization. Prior to that appointment, he was the Manager of CTA’s Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

Rocio Sanz

Rocio Sanz is a knowledge broker and consultant, specialised on knowledge retention and transfer. She has robust experience on KM and communications, mainly working at the UN and a number of NGOs. Active member of the Core team of KM4DEV, she is also co-signatory of the Knowledge for Partnership Development (K4DP). Her master research at Kent State University was focused on knowledge retention in international organisations with focus on retirement (2016).

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Published

2021-08-28

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