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Special Issue: The unusual suspect? The private sector in knowledge partnerships for agricultural and rural development
This issue of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal focuses on what has happened in Africa in the field of knowledge management for development (KM4D). During the last couple of years, there has been a significant increase in knowledge management interventions in development programmes and a strong engagement of practitioners in Africa, members of the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) community, many of whom are working to develop national KM4Dev groups. The articles, in English and French, showcase the implementation of knowledge management in a developing world context, highlighting the successes, the challenges and the potential of investing in strengthening and growing local knowledge management initiatives in Africa. They show how "development is, most of all, the result of the synergy among millions of innovative initiatives people take every day in their local societies, generating new and more effective ways of producing, trading, and managing their resources and their institutions" (Ferreira, 2009: 99).