Identifying international knowledge partnerships

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Agile international development?

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So while I talked with the software developers and coaches at the agile coach camp last weekend, I kept thinking: What if we used the principles that they use to make software development more participatory, user-oriented and faster learning and adopted them in international development projects? In my years of working with international development projects I have seen all different kinds, but I must say, a lot of projects still are heavy on the right hand side.

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Internationalism is not globalization

Chris Corrigan

What I love is internationalism. By contrast, internationalism is essentially what we have in the community: a slow exchange of ideas, creative collaboration that both respects borders and cultural realities and transcends them as well. The EU was born on the twin pillars of internationalism and globalization. We are on a fast track to more global deals with less internationalism what we really need is a radical rebalancing the other way

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Carl Jackson on Supporting Online Communities in International Development

Nancy White

Carl Jackson of Westhill Knowledge Group (formerly at IDS – Institute of Development Studies ), colleague at KM4Dev , friend and all around smart and funny guy took 20 minutes to share some of his experiences supporting and participating in online communities in international development.

Internal Knowledge Markets: A Framework for Success

Portals and KM

The quest for uncovering internal knowledge within an organization has been around for a very long time and was one of the early goals of knowledge management. As they write, the challenge of locating internal knowledge on a specialized topic exists in any large organization. Knowledge markets do not always work so they reviewed some internal knowledge market failures to propose design strategies for overcoming these challenges.

Is “development 2.0? the same as “agile international development”?

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As a response to my earlier post about agile international development, Mitchell Toomey of UNDP invited me to join their discussion forum around “development 2.0″ Learn from others how to be more agile (picture copyright Luca5 on flickr). I’m not sure.

The Rise of Internal Knowledge Markets

Portals and KM

A new article in the Sloan Review by Hind Benbya and Marshall Van Alstyne, How to Find Answers Within Your Company , covered the rise of internal knowledge markets.   These firms appear to have demonstrated an increased value for internal knowledge markets for managing information flows over traditional top-down centralized knowledge-management solutions. This article provides guidelines on how to design, launch and sustain internal knowledge markets.

Join us: Largest international Net-Mapper meeting ever!

Net-Map Toolbox

This could lead to developing a database of international Net-Map consultants so if any of us wants to implement something that is bigger than one person, we know where to go.

Where is the Cooperation in International Development and Cooperation

Full Circle Associates

Later this morning he posted a really thoughtful blog post on the thinking behind his organization’s desire to have their own internal Knowledge Exchange Toolbox. Has anyone objectively looked at how usage of such a tool matters if it is internal or external?

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Muslim Brotherhood: Internal and external networks

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it can engage in an internal process of redifining its mission, integrating most of their members while finding either a new common mission or (easier) a new common enemy. Muslim Brotherhood setting up stage (copyright Lilian Wagdy, flickr).

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Internal vs. External Trainers: Some Further Thoughts

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of those design factors is the choice to use internal trainers or external trainers. 2012) , which says (page 144): " For organizations with their own training group, an internal trainer will front up on training day and deliver the training material. Upskilling Internal Trainers.

"Collaboration" vs "Social Media" = "Internal Collaboration" vs "External Engagement"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Generally, Social Media is aimed externally, outside the walls of your business, (customers, vendors, competitors) and Collaboration is aimed internally, inside the walls of your business, (employees). Getting new customers, and keeping current clients will increase profits, just as enhancing productivity and improving internal business processes will increase profits. Steven shares his analysis of the difference between collaboration and social media : " Here’s the difference.

Apple doesn't have internal divisions

Governance in a Networked World

The inventor of the Walkman when they launched the iPod was that Sony, like many large corporations, create internal competition by setting department P/L. Xmas reading - Steve Jobs biography. In the chapter on how Apple was able to out do Sony. Tim Cook. Apple's COO notes that Apple don't have separate divisions with their own P/Ls. Of course having a strong CEO reinforcing the message helps

Preventing Privacy Breaches or Constraining Collaboration: The Internal / External Sharing Decision in IBM Connections Next

Michael Sampson - Currents

You can choose sharing at the start and then revert to internal only, but not the other way around. And once you have reverted from external to internal, there’s no going back. The ability to transition from internal only to external sharing, and vice versa.

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Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch

Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange. What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe.

For innovation: Amplify the low signal

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Public Policy and the Idea of the Vietnamese State: The Cultural Political Economy of Domestic Water Supply

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How my bad French made me a better facilitator

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Because it can easily send the message: The international team consists of superheroes, flown in to save the day. facilitation musings notes from the field Cameroon Collaboration comfort zone Experience Francophone International Development large groups learning magic

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Net-Map Level 1 Certification Class at the International Food Policy Research Institute

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That’s how I will spend this week: Preparing and conducting a Net-Map Level 1 Certification class at IFPRI, the organization where I worked when I initially developed Net-Map. It still feels a bit like coming home and I must admit, it makes me happy to see that all 4 research divisions of the organization have started using the method in their projects. This training, unfortunately, is only open to IFPRI staff.

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Kinda cool that companies are now posting internal policies publicly. Drat the internal search . Do you have internal guidelines available to the public???? . Managing staff who participate in social networks.

40 Maps that wil help you make sense of the world

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International development musings Other people''s work Uncategorized maps other people''s work population density telling a story (Veleripieris circle by Kenneth Myers). The map is not the territory.

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The Promise and Peril of Internal Social Media (William Amurgis, American Electric Power) #intranets2012 #socbiz @wamurgis

Michael Sampson - Currents

the role of internal communications - (a) to inspire people / employees - they are doing a great job, (b) to inform employees - that the key corporate messages are disseminated, and (c) to involve employees in communications with one another and with the leaders. -. William is from American Electric Power. This is his first trip below the equator. He's come down with his wife and children. American Electric Power - one of the largest power utilities in the US. HQ is in Ohio.

Rare opportunity: Learn Net-Map in the UK!

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The Sunbelt Conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis ( INSNA ) is an inspiring event, whether you are a beginner or a full-blown SNA genius and one of the great things about it is that it always starts with two days of training workshops, before the three days of 700 talks in parallel start. conference training Brighton Community of Practice INSNA International Network of Social Network Analysis Sunbelt Conference

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KM4Dev and Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner – April 6-7 2017

Full Circle Associates

In international development? Don’t work in international development? communities of practice evaluation events international development Liberating Structures networks non profits/ngos Bev and Etienne value_creationCare about communities of practice?

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Net-Mapping the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia

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” Agricultural Networks case studies International development Other people's work Birhanu Gedif case study Christian Stein Ethiopia International Water Management Institute Jennie Barron Likimyelesh Nigussie Simon Langan Tadesse Amsalu Upper Blue Nile Water-Food-Energy-Nexus

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 1

Full Circle Associates

Meet Emilio Emilio is a technical officer at a large international development organization. harvesting international development knowledge sharing learning reflection elearning

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Talk to the Emir to save new-born chilrden

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Strategic engagement – with snakes, elephants, baboons, mosquitos and meercats

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Online tools for internal communication

Joitske Hulsebosch

Image by Velo Steve via Flickr Netsquared's question this month is: Tactics for using online tools for internal communication. This makes using online tools for internal communication so complex.

The 13 hats of an internal community manager | Articles

John Tropea - Delicious Community

community management

Learning While Building eLearning: #4 Lessons from the Pilot

Full Circle Associates

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Social Media in International Development Workshop

Nancy White

Do you work for an international development NGO? Tags: events international development social media technology stewardship workshops Then sign up now for the next Social Media Workshop offered by the ICT-KM Program of the CGIAR.

ifbc – International Food Blogger Conference

Portals and KM

The International Food Blogger Conference – aka. ifbc – will be held in Seattle on Mya 15-17. Ruth Reichl from Gourmet Magazine is one of the keynote speakers. Now this is a conference from heaven, blogging and food. If you read this blog you know I would like this one.

Ponderings on Network & Community Governance Part 1

Full Circle Associates

Those with a KM lens, (which in fact, have not stood out in my memory of reading these threads — INTERESTING) advocate for structures which focus on KM and finally, some have advocated structure that in fact advocates for international development. Warning: LONG thinking-out-loud post!

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Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens

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” Agricultural Networks case studies International development notes from the field Other people's work Social Networks Agricultural Extension Services Agriculture Citizen Report Card Ethiopia Fanaye Tadesse gender IFPRI Josee Randriamamonjy Mamusha Lemma Marc J.

Calling International Development Organizations: Top 10 Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Content Strategy

Influence

Charitywater.org is an international development organization renowned for it's emphasis on content strategy.

Social Media in International Development - 10 min interviews

Nancy White

I’m about to facilitate another workshop on social media in international development for the ICT-KM program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research ( CGIAR ). I need your help and recommendations!

Are you we? Or are you I?

Net-Map Toolbox

Working in an international organization, I see that we have a strange mixed relationship to our awareness of cultural differences. And she said WHAT? We think about them when we go to the field, especially if the field is an actual field (as in “rural”).

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Social Media in International Development Podcast: Bill Anderson

Nancy White

As I noted earlier , I’m starting to record a set of podcasts about the role of social media in international development. Today’s podcast is with William (Bill) Anderson and focuses on the science and research aspect of international development.

Having the wrong map can kill you

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You end up with four highly interesting maps that will tell you a lot about the pitfalls and opportunities for next steps… Conflict Resolution facilitation International development Political Networks Social Networks