Natasha Mhango

Knowledge Management and Communication Specialist for the Enhanced Smallholder Livestock Investment Program (E-SLIP), Zambia.

Knowledge is key in decision-making. Good decisions (and bad ones!) are based on the knowledge that is available. It is important, therefore, that knowledge is regularly collected and packaged in ways that it can be analyzed and stored. Sharing knowledge and knowledge transfer is another key step in which necessary stakeholders in an organization or community are kept engaged and can add to the existing knowledge.

Advancements in multimedia technology have made knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer a little easier to access even for audiences in remote locations, thus requiring Knowledge Management practitioners to be versatile in how they package information and the channels in
which they use to share.

In rural community development, Knowledge Management is what is needed to encourage adaptation to new and improved ways of doing things and can contribute to the impact of making project interventions in rural areas more accurate and effective.