Dr. Md. Golam Rahman

Former Chief Information Commissioner, Bangladesh

Communication is one of the major components of behavioral and societal efforts to perform a specific purpose. Knowledge is also an essential resource for the development of societies all over the world. Knowledge sharing has a very close link to communication in the data, information, and knowledge exchange processes.

Communication and knowledge management functions can strengthen and consolidate public awareness, attitude, skills, opinions, aspirations, and motivations, and build consensus around any issue. Vienna-based Knowledge for Development Partnership (K4DP) has developed an Agenda Knowledge for Development around SDG 17 where communication has a pivotal role to play.

As a life-long educationist, researcher, and practitioner of development communication, I can endorse that effective communication equipped with a good package of information contributes to the success of planned programs. With more humanitarian approaches, data management ensures information and technology would help the developing countries to achieve faster growth and a better life for people. I wish K4DP in its endeavor to mainstream knowledge management and communication to achieve targets of SDGs for the more significant benefit for the world’s people.