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  • Vol. 6 No. 1 (2010)

    The first issue of 2010 includes 5 articles and two community notes. Although the subjects of the contributions are diverse, the majority are looking at networks. Three of the articles use automated analysis tools, such as the scientometric toolkit and tools of the digital native, to reveal patterns in knowledge creation and network development.
  • Learning for the Water Sector: Quenching the Thirst for Knowledge and Bridging The Banks?
    Vol. 5 No. 3 (2009)

    In this special issue, the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and Integrated WaterResource Management (IWRM) sectors are under the spotlights. This issue offers but a sketch of some approaches that are aimed at harnessing the value oflearning, knowledge sharing and cooperation in the water sector. Beyond anecdotal ?bestpractices? and creative solutions, these papers show that there are many reasons to believethat the integration of the sector has just begun. The social web ? online and offline ? might be the first step towards a social wave requiring experts in facilitation of complexprocesses and multi-layer communication. And finally the pleas from so many sector con-ferences and events might be heard: let water knowledge flow!
  • Vol. 5 No. 2 (2009)

    This issue of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal represents a newdeparture because it is the first issue which is not focused on a particular theme. Instead, itcomprises 6 articles on a variety of different subjects. However, there are two elementswhich are strikingly common to these different articles: the importance of individuals andtheir networks in bringing about change; and the power of these different approaches tocreate bridges across different knowledge domains or cultures, including local and scientificknowledge, and science and practice.
  • Collaborative Learning: The Role of Organisational Knowledge Management Strategies
    Vol. 5 No. 1 (2009)

    This issue focuses on organisational knowledge management strategies and their rolein facilitating learning among and between Northern and Southern development organisa-tions. Many development organisations have knowledge management and/or learningstrategies, but these are often not known outside the organisation itself. Where these strat-egies have been shared outside the organisation, they have often been publicised infor-mally but not widely distributed to a broader public. Learning about how otherorganisations are undertaking knowledge management is a way to hold up a mirror to ourown practice and understanding. This issue has been produced in the context of the IKMEmergent.
  • Knowledge management in Latin America and the Caribbean (Part 2)
    Vol. 4 No. 1 (2008)

    This is the second part of a double Special Issue of the ?Knowledge Management for Development Journal? focuses on knowledge sharing and knowledge management in Latin America and the Caribbean. It comprises Part I, the December 2007 issue, plus Part II published in April 2008. Together, these two parts of the double issue provide a showcase for recent approaches, case studies, practices, tools, concepts and methodologies applied in development. In total, the double issue has a total of 10 articles and 4 case studies. Part II comprises 7 articles, two of which have been written in Spanish and are published with English abstracts.
  • Knowledge sharing and knowledge management in Latin America and the Caribbean (Part I)
    Vol. 3 No. 2 (2007)

    There are specific knowledge management practices in existence in Latin America and the Caribbean which have never been classified directly as such. For example, indigenous knowledge practices, the action research approach, and Paulo Freire?s approach to popular education all have relevance to knowledge management, within and outside the region. Hence, this issue of the Journal contributes to sharing and disseminating of the knowledge sharing and knowledge management concepts, tools, practices and approaches based on fieldwork in the region.
  • Stewarding technologies for collaboration, community building and knowledge sharing in development
    Vol. 3 No. 1 (2007)

    This edition of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal explores how international development practitioners find new ways to work together using Internet technologies. The lens used in all the articles foregrounds human processes; technologies take a complementary and interdependent role. In the framing of this space between design and deployment of tools, we pay attention to both technology and social practices that groups and communities use in their application of technologies to their work.
  • Bridging knowledge divides
    Vol. 2 No. 3 (2006)

    Many development actors, comprising individuals, organizations and networks, are concerned with the knowledge gaps or divides within development. These divides exist between North and South, illustrated by the digital divide, but there are many more. These include the gaps in understanding of development and the perception of the reality between researchers in their ?ivory towers?, practitioners working on the ground, and the policymakers in large organizations or in government. This December issue of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal addresses the partnerships and other cross-cutting initiatives which are attempting to bridge or better understand knowledge divides. The emphasis is on the lessons from both successful and less successful experiences. It includes papers from practitioners, researchers and policymakers who have been involved with ?out of the box? thinking with partnerships and initiatives which have aimed to cross one or more knowledge divides.
  • Capacity building for networking
    Vol. 2 No. 2 (2006)

    Networks are acknowledged as effective information, communication and coordination mechanisms in development cooperation. Considerable work has been done in international cooperation to support the establishment and management of networks on local, regional and international levels in the developed and developing world, and various stakeholders strengthen capacities for networking. However, many networks struggle with similar challenges. In order for networks to work in a more effective and efficient way, to achieve a higher impact and to become more sustainable, capacity building is often essential. This issue addresses the question of how capacity building for networking can be made more effective and what capacity building strategies and approaches are required to allow networks to perform better.
  • Effective knowledge sharing for development in Africa.
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2006)

    This Special Issue has been produced by Guest Editors, Dina El Halaby, Reine Djuidje Kouam, Kingo Mchombu and Alice Mungwa, with Chief Editors, Julie Ferguson and Sarah Cummings. The team of guest editors are all part of the Global Development Network?s (GDN) programme on Knowledge Sharing for Development for the Africa Region which aims at enhancing the knowledge management and research dissemination capacity of research institutes and networks in Africa by providing training and skills building in knowledge management.
  • Understanding the role of culture in knowledge sharing: making the invisible visible
    Vol. 1 No. 3 (2005)

    The KM4D Journal - - is the Knowledge Management for Development?s peer-reviewed, open access e-journal in the field of knowledge sharing for development. This third issue deals with ?Understanding the role of culture in knowledge sharing: making the invisible visible?. Its purpose is to present some recent experiences of knowledge sharing and culture by practitioners who have been involved in planning, introducing, and mainstreaming knowledge sharing approaches and processes in development organizations. This issue is strongly linked to the KM4Dev annual meeting on the same subject which took place at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva on 20-21 June 2005.
  • Approaches to promote knowledge sharing in international development organisations
    Vol. 1 No. 2 (2005)

    Guest Editors: Allison Hewlitt, Doug Horton, Nathan Russell and Simone Staiger-Rivas with Lucie Lamoureux International development organisations and their national and local partners are creating a wealth of knowledge that can help the poor build sustainable livelihoods. However, this knowledge, for one reason or another, is often retained by individuals and groups and is not widely shared within or among organisations. A great deal has been written about approaches to promote knowledge sharing, and knowledge management in general, within the private sector ? particularly in multinational corporations. In contrast, there is much less documentation on approaches that have been developed or adapted and applied in public and non-governmental organisations. This issue of the KM4D Journal presents papers on experiences with knowledge sharing in international development organisations, highlighting strategies and approaches used to foster knowledge sharing in diverse settings and presenting their results.
  • Supporting communities in development
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2005)

    This e-journal offers practice-based cases, analysis and research concerning the role of knowledge in development processes, and will provide a forum for debate and exchange of ideas among practitioners, policymakers, academics and activists worldwide. It is an open access journal and is available on the INASP Journals and Newsletters (INJOL) online platform. Although focusing on the KM4Dev community, it aims to be a ?broad church?, facilitating cross-fertilization between knowledge management and related fields, including information management. This first issue focuses on ICT-enabled communities in the field of international development, moving away from an anecdotal analysis of these communities towards a more vigorous, evidence-based and outcomes-based approach.
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