Knowledge-sharing, Networks and CoPs
As development workers we need to act in a timely manner to respond to the needs of the people who we work with and for. This means we cannot afford reinventing the wheel: rather, we need to use the body of available knowledge, act on this, generate new knowledge and learning to influence policy. And this cannot be in isolation, but by nurturing networks and contributing to communities of practice.
The many sessions under this topic will address key issues such as:
- capturing and acting on knowledge to generate new knowledge
- dynamics of managing and nurturing communities of practice
- how organizational behaviour and culture can help or hinder knowledge-sharing
- embedding knowledge management and learning in development programmes
- building the capacity of people to generate, adapt and share knowledge, experience and insight