Identifying international knowledge partnerships

Net-Map Toolbox

exploring new ideas facilitation fine-tuning implementation International development Uncategorized Bruno Laporte Index Card Art Kerstin Tebbe Knowledge Management knowledge networks Tara Donovan Water Governance Water Management

Agile international development?

Net-Map Toolbox

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.

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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The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference. The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference is an original post from Maya Townsend, Partnering Resources.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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

Net-Map Toolbox

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.

Muslim Brotherhood: Internal and external networks

Net-Map Toolbox

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).

The International Food Shortage

Michael Sampson - Currents

David, my 13 year old son, forwarded this to me yesterday. It obviously tickled his fancy! Recently, a worldwide survey was conducted and the only question asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about the solution to the food shortage in the rest of the world?". The survey was, not surprisingly, a huge failure. Because: In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant. In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant. In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant.

Social Media in International Development Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Share and Enjoy: One response so far One Response to “Social Media in International Development Workshop&# # Beth Kanter on 29 Apr 2009 at 5:37 am Nancy: Thanks for the link to WeAreMedia.

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!

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.

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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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.

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.

Culture: international experience and innovation

Joitske Hulsebosch

Via life2.0 I found the post: are you a lulu? The company is seeking smart, creative, energetic, web-savvy people and have developed this quiz to find innovative people.

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International Bloggers Day for Burma

Connectable Dots

Their use of a simple webpage opinion pole about what the international response should be is brilliant, naive or a bit of both. The eyes of the blogosphere are on Burma… will this mean anything? I recommend this site: [link]. Some of the eyewitness accounts there have been stunning.

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International Online Conference 2010 Sneak Peek

Nancy White

via International Online Conference 2010 » Program. I’m going to help kick off the 8th annual Online Conference for Teaching and Learning with the topic, “Should we be using communities for learning?&# Now don’t worry. I have not abandoned community. I just feel we need to increase our discernment of when to USE it! Here is a sneak preview short podcast and the intro. Dates: March 17-19, 2010.).

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Social Intranet: Open Atrium social network for internal use

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Intranet: Open Atrium social network for internal use is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. I’m about to install and muck around with Open Atrium as an social network intranet product for a client.

Internal micro-blogging for knowledge sharing within a department

Joitske Hulsebosch

I interviewed him about the use of Yammer as an internal microblogging tool. Yammer is a internal sort of Twitter. Yammer has been played the role of an internal Twitter.

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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Social Media Teams: Different on the Agency Side than Internal

Web Social Architecture

One of the things I've been saying a lot lately is that over the next couple years, we can expect to see corporations adding dedicated internal social media teams.

International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 - Milan

Governance in a Networked World

I'm on my way to speak at [link] this time in Milan, Italy. There was a big crowd last year in Varese and apparently the numbers will exceed 500 this year so the event appears to be recession proof! And what better way to survive a recession than to collaborate more with E2.0 tools. My talk is less technical though and more on the underpinning corporate social capital theme. We will also be doing an affinity sociogram for the attendees (c/- Cai Kjaer). More on this after (and during) the event

First international convention of neighbourhoods bloggers


Well, two of us anyway, sometimes you gotta start small. Canadian Diane Dyson, who blogs at Belonging Community , was passing through London and it was a great pleasure to meet up for a coffee and a conversational wander round parts of the City of London.

"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.

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.

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Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

The results revealed about the CSO´s position and function that it is a multi-level boundary spanner, bringing together actors from the local, regional, national and international level to make the project work. (by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots.

Break down Internal Barriers

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Home > Themes > Innovation > Break down Internal Barriers In This Section 10 Simple Ways to Turn Your Cr. Achieving Radical Innovation Break down Internal Barriers Can Bad Attitudes Lead to Good.

International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 - Milan June 9/10th

Governance in a Networked World

I will be attending this forum and running some workshops on Governance and Innovation. Here is a link to an interview I gave in support of the event

Internal and external community managers are not the same

John Tropea - Delicious Community

& Social Business / Internal and external community managers are not the same. Internal and external community managers are not the same. Internal and external community managers don’t have the same role. Internal community managers are facing other problems.

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Green Chameleon » Fishbowl on Building Internal KM Capabilities

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Fishbowl on Building Internal KM Capabilities This iKMS fishbowl discussion between Doreen Tan of the Singapore Sports Council and Mohd Bismillah Abdul Aziz of the Health Promotion Board was held on 12 June 2008 at the British Council.

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2011. An Independent Review of the Implementation and Impact of the International Land Coalition 2007-2011 Strategic Framework

Networking Action

An Independent Review of the Implementation and Impact of the International Land Coalition 2007-2011 Strategic Framework. Summary Report to the International Land Coalition. iScale (Steve Waddell, Horacio Trujillo). Net Dev

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SAP StreamWork for Direct Relief International: To Focus and Accelerate Projects

Michael Sampson - Currents

SAP StreamWork published a case study on how Direct Relief International is using SAP StreamWork for collaborative decision-making : " Humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief International has been bringing critically needed medicines and supplies to people affected by poverty, disaster or civil unrest for more than 60 years.

Collaboration, Ideation, Yada, Yada, Yada (Tom Pryzgod, Abbott International) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

there's a big regulatory process for setting up a collaboration community - corporate (public affairs, branding, ethics and compliance, legal), international, affiliates, the US group, and more. There are two sessions left before the final keynote. Tom is presenting on collaboration and ideation at Abbott. Tom is the Senior Director for eMarketing and Marketing Operations. Key points: - how to transform communication, collaboration, and ideation in a regulated world.

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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.

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Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

I worked with CARE from 94-97 in Mali, first in Dire, then in Macina, both location at the border of the river Niger. I missed the whole thing about the introduction of the internet there, as we did not even have a telephone connection. We had radio contact with the other CARE offices.

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