The goal of the workshop is to explore ways to become better providers and connectors of knowledge in a world where the sources of knowledge are increasingly diverse and dispersed. At the World Bank, for example, we are seeking ways to connect with new centers of research, emerging communities of practice, and tap the practical experience of development organizations and the policy makers in rapidly developing economies. Our goal is to find better ways to connect those that have the development knowledge with those that need it, when they need it.
We are also seeking to engage research communities and civil society organizations through an Open Development initiative that makes data and publications freely available. We understand that many other organizations are exploring similar initiatives. The Conference and Knowledge fair will provide an opportunity for knowledge organizations working in development to learn from one another about their knowledge services, practices, and successes and challenges in providing these services.
The World Bank Group
1818 H Street NW, Washington DC 20433
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Please bring a valid photo ID.
Information on online participation will be available soon,