Thursday, February 19, 2015

Introduction training to Knowledge Management (KM) in the Agricultural and Rural Development Sector

From 3 - 7 November, 2014 CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU) organised a five day pilot training on Knowledge Management for development practitioners working in the agricultural and rural development sector. This pilot training was attended by knowledge management practitioners and development practitioners working on agricultural and rural development projects in the ACP (Africa, Carribean and Pacific) countries. The training was conducted by Lucie Lamoureux, trainer/ facilitator and knowledge management expert working with KM4D Associates. This five day training was held in Ede and was closed with a knowledge fair at the CTA Office in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Watch the video: 

The training provides an introduction into Knowledge Management.  Key questions which are answered during the training are;  What is Knowledge Management? What do I already do with KM in my organization and how do I create the proper conditions for having the appropriate cultural environment to do KM?  In addition participants learn a number of tools and methods on how they can initiate and encourage knowledge management in the organisation.  The course is very practical and provides a lot of useful tips and hints.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Knowledge Management for Senior Management in the Agricultural and Rural Development Sector

From 10 - 12 November, 2014 CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU) organised a pilot training in Knowledge Management for Senior Management in the Agricultural and Rural Development Sector. The training was attended by Knowledge Management and project managers and practitioners and experts in knowledge management. The 2 day training was composed of 6 units aiming to expose the participants with the basic concepts and tools of knowledge management. The training was conducted by Jaap Pels and Simon Koolwijk. Watch the video:



The video gives a logical explanation about the theory, the principles and the definition of knowledge management and it explains the process of the two - day training for senior managers. It shows how the senior management gets acquainted with some of the key models in knowledge management and how to relate this to the work in the own organization. During the video the participants comment on how they experienced the exercises and the training as a whole.