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Share Fair and KM4Dev meeting: Bookmark now these two inseparable events

All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections” Arthur Aufderheide, University of Minnesota.

In an earlier post we wrote about the CGIAR-FAO Knowledge Share Fair that will take place at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in May 25-27. We are currently receiving excellent replies to our call for proposal that we just extended to April, 5. By then we will be able to say more about the program and the special guests that we expect to welcome to the event.

In connection with the Fair and during the same week, on May 27 and 28 the Knowledge Management for Development community (KM4Dev) convenes a meeting with the aim to contribute to develop a strong KM4Dev movement in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC).

ICT-KM has been actively participating in KM4Dev, a community that has been an eye-opener and a home for about 900 practitioners who struggle within their organizations to make them become open, living and adaptive.  The community communicates via a Web site, a listserv, and a Community knowledge base. In 2008, KM4Dev also partnered up with the CGIAR on the KS Toolkit.

During this 2-day KM4Dev meeting, we hope to:

  • Identify, initiate, and foster collaborative relations and professional friendship among people who work with knowledge management for development in Latin America and Caribbean.
  • Offer a space for collective learning and knowledge sharing among the participants (learning labs)
  • Contribute to the creation/strengthening of a core group in the Spanish speaking community in KM4Dev.

This is an invitation to participate, and promote the event among your colleagues and networks.

Read the concept note of our initiative

Express you interest, make suggestions and contribute to this exciting event by taking a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NWZYLWG by March, 22.

Contact: Simone Staiger (CIAT) at s.staiger[at]cgiar.org