Agenda Knowledge for Development

Updated 9 September 2019

Uganda Knowledge Agenda
On 26 June 2019, the first edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Uganda has been published.  Edited by Andreas Brandner and Mary Suzan Abbo of the Knowledge for Development Partnership, it represents the first concrete output of the Knowledge Partnership Uganda which has been established in August 2018 as an initiative of the Ugandan representatives at the Knowledge for Development Partnership and knowledge.city.kampala. In the meantime hundreds of partners –public institutions, companies, NGOs, international organizations, artists and individual citizens – have joined the partnership and contributed their knowledge, ideas, different views, and commitments.

Based on four Ugandan Knowledge Partnership meetings, numerous discussions with hundreds of partners, as well as articles and statements written by more than 30 partners, this first version of the Ugandan Knowledge Agenda was developed, facilitated by knowledge.city.kampala.

Third edition of the global agenda
A new, third edition of the global Agenda Knowledge for Development was published on 27 September 2018. It features amended Knowledge for Development Goals and 130 personal statements. The Agenda is the result of a process covering more three  years, aimed at building a global knowledge partnership for the development of a peaceful, wealthy, inclusive and sustainable world. The first edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development was presented to the Knowledge for Development Summit, held in Vienna, Austria, on 14 October 2016. After review and further contributions, a second, revised edition was presented in Geneva, Switzerland, on 3-4 April 2017 at the Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference 2017.

As part of the Agenda Knowledge for Development, many leading individuals have contributed personal statements in which they have put forward their personal views and perspectives on knowledge societies, representing diversity and richness of ideas, ambitions, experiences and commitments. Although most of the statements have been contributed by leading experts, we also have a small number of contributions from individuals at the beginning of their professional working lives. Together, we share a vision of how knowledge and knowledge societies can contribute to an inclusive approach to human development.

To be inspired by the existing statements and Knowledge Development Goals, download the third edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development.

Acknowledgements
We would like to acknowledge with thanks the important contribution of Guenther Koch and Petra Herout to the first edition of the Agenda.

This third edition of the Agenda, the Agenda Knowledge for Uganda and previous editions of the Agenda have been kindly designed and published with support from Helen Gillman and her team at the International Fund for Agricultural Development.