Managing Knowledge to Build Trust in Government - From June 26-29, 2007 in Vienna, Austria, WBI partnered with the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDESA) to deliver a workshop on the ways in which knowledge management can help to build public trust in government. This 4 day workshop was part of the 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government. For more information, see the event web page.
Conference on Knowledge Management as an Enabler of Change and Innovation in Africa - June 11-13, 2007 in Cairo, Egypt. This regional event, sponsored by the Global Development Network (GDN), African Capacity Building Foundation, and WBI, brought together 125 policymakers and practitioners representing 30 African countries, research institutes and universities, the private sector, and development organizations such as UNDP, FAO, CGIAR, WHO, Ashoka Foundation, and the Honeybee Network. The focus was on how research is shared and applied to development practice generally and within specific sectors. The conference served as the culmination of the collaboration between GDN and WBI in developing the knowledge management capacity of a number of African organizations (involving four previous sub-regional workshops), and as the formal launch of new regional programs in Latin America and South Asia. For more information, see the event web page.
Knowledge Management Capacity for African Research Institutes and Networks: Western Africa Workshop - From April 11-13, 2007 the World Bank Institute in cooperation with the Global Development Network organized the 3rd in its series of sub-regional workshops across Sub-Saharan Africa in cooperation with the Institute of Economic and Social Policies/Centre d’analyse des Politiques Economiques et Sociales. For more information, visit the workshop web page.
Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) Forum 2007 - WBI assisted the Asia Development Bank in the delivery of the 2007 gathering of the KM4Dev community. This was the first meeting of KM4Dev in East Asia. For more information, go to the Forum web page.
Knowledge Management in Thailand - On February 15, 2007, in Bangkok, WBI delivered a one-day workshop on knowledge management in partnership with the Thailand Knowledge Management Institute. For more information, see the event web page.
A Second PEM-PAL Community of Practice (CoP) Launch: Internal Auditors in Europe and Central Asia. On December 12-14, 2006 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, WBI helped to launch a CoP for the Internal Auditors in 16 Europe and Central Asian (ECA) countries. The CoP is the second to be launched as a part of a collaborative program called PEM-PAL (Public Expenditure Management - Peer-Assisted Learning) led by the World Bank's Public Sector unit in the ECA region and supported by DfID, OECD, GTZ and the US Treasury. For more information, visit the ECA website.
Organizational Knowledge Assessment Workshop in Brazil. On December 5, 2006, WBI supported the delivery of a one-day workshop on its pilot "Organizational Knowledge Assessment" tool for public and private organizations in Brazil. The event was hosted by the School of Public Administration in Brasilia. More information >>
Knowledge Management Capacity for African Research Institutes and Networks: Southern Africa Workshop. Johannesburg, South Africa, November 29th to December 1st, 2006. The workshop aimed at strengthening the operations of Southern-African research institutes and networks. It exposed them to knowledge management concepts, tools and approaches, and helped them to develop Action Plans to enhance their organizational capacity.
Client Communities of Practice. In this brown-bag lunch at the World Bank, representatives of two client-focused communities of practice discussed their methods, successes, challenges, and lessons learned. October 23, 2006. Video is available.
Knowledge Management Capacity for African Research Institutes and Networks: East Africa Workshop. Kampala, Uganda, June 5th – 7th 2006. The workshop aimed at strengthening the operations of East-African research institutes and networks by exposing them to knowledge management concepts, tools and approaches, and helping them to develop Action Plans to enhance their organizational capacity. The workshop website includes a short summary of the event including KM Action Plans for 18 African research institutes and networks, and easy-to-read, bulleted lists of KM challenges and solutions generated by the participants.
Knowledge Sharing for Development. June 24-25, 2004, Washington , DC. The objectives of the workshop were threefold: 1) To learn in-depth about the experiences of development organizations and how they have applied KS to improve their effectiveness; 2) To build the capacity of clients and partners, with a strong focus on developing specific skills in KS competencies; and 3) To develop "open source" workshop content that will be improved upon by workshop participants and others who can use it freely in the future.