KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA . MIRIAM CHEROGONY Rural Finance Specialist & Knowledge Management Coordinator . Outline of Presentation . Background Knowledge Management in IFAD Opportunities and challenges
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Rural Finance Specialist &
Knowledge Management Coordinator
Knowledge management is “about using knowledge more effectively to improve the way we do business to improve and impact on rural livelihoods”
We should encourage mistakes – but the same ones only once!
It is not what you don’t know, it is what you know, what blocks you from learning
Knowledge is like fire, you get it from your neighbour(Shona proverb)
When an old man dies in Africa is like a library burns (African Proverb)
The problems of the world of today, can not be solved by the level of thinking that created them. (Einstein).
KM Strategy Pillars
In each project :
Figure 1: Graphical presentation of the Knowledge Value Chain approach
(adapted from Benoît Thierry and Haingo Rakotondratsima 2009).