Managing knowledge and communications for development in Africa

This is a call for applications for a short course provided by ITOCA and SOAS, and the University of London.

This theoretical and practical course will have a strong focus on how to build successful knowledge management and communication for development initiatives within the African context, making appropriate use of technology. The course will use a blended learning approach (i.e. online and face-to-face learning).

Activities and dates of the short course

Pre-workshop online (Study & facilitated discussions)         16 May – 29 May 20163 day

Face-to-face workshop (Nairobi, Kenya)                             30 May – 1 June 2016

Course Objectives

  1. Provide a strong conceptual understanding of development paradigms and how different approaches to knowledge management can be designed to reflect these different paradigms and their associated values.
  2. Develop an understanding of how to design knowledge management systems and approaches internally within organisations and also within the development of projects.
  3. Illustrate knowledge management approaches with practical examples from relevant contexts, exploring factors that have led to success and failure of such initiatives
  4. Inform and raise awareness of good practices in relation to the use of ICTs in knowledge and communication for development initiatives.

Cost : USD 1,000

Please see  website for more details.

Thanks to kbf and Chipo Msengezi for this information

Jean Shaw, Phi


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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