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African Knowledge for Development Partnership conference, 25-26 September 2019

The 1st African Knowledge for Development Partnership Conference will be taking place at the UN Office Nairobi on 25-26 September 2019. Registration is free. It will focus on  African knowledge strategies, reflecting the global Agenda Knowledge for Development as well as the recently published Ugandan Knowledge Agenda. The Knowledge Management Award 2019 will be given to a UN Organization as well as to an individual African thought leader. Further information, including how to register, is available here.

The conference will be part of Nairobi.Knowledge.Week which is taking place on 23-27 September 2019.


K4DP Conference in Geneva on 12 September 2018

On 12 September 2018, a full-day meeting of the Knowledge for Development Partnership took place in Geneva, hosted by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It involved keynote speeches but also an open space and the presentation of the KM Awards 2018.

The conference was organized by  Ninez Piezas-Jerbi of the WTO, together with Andreas Brander of the K4DP, Pavel Kraus and Rocio Sanz.

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HLPF side event: Knowledge Frameworks to Accelerate the 2030 Agenda

On Tuesday 17 July 2018, a breakfast side event is taking place during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development entitled “Knowledge Frameworks to Accelerate the 2030 Agenda: scaleable examples showcasing the impact of national strategies and multi-stakeholder approaches.”

The event is being co-organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Knowledge for Development Partnership (K4DP) in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations. The event will be held from 8.15 to 9.45 am at the Dutch Permanent Mission, 666 Third Avenue, 18th floor in New York. A light breakfast will be served to the participants able to be there in person.

With the ambitious 2030 Agenda, the international community is focused on actionable mechanisms to advance measurable progress in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This 90-minute session will focus on operational cases which have used knowledge-based mechanisms with demonstrable success. The tools and approaches include development & application of national knowledge strategies, leveraging multi-state knowledge to pool operational knowledge, and engaging with stakeholders at all levels to bring knowledge-based local solutions into national development policies, strategies and programmes. This dialogue will be part of an ongoing series on the role of knowledge frameworks to achieve SDGs.

The session will be moderated by Neesham Spitzberg of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Helen Gillman (IFAD) who has organised this session will be participating remotely.

8:00: Coffee & light breakfast with hosts

8:15: Welcome & Opening Remarks by the Vice Prime Minister of Aruba, H.E. Mr. Otmar Oduber and Zak Bleicher, IFAD Representative to the UN and Head of IFAD’s New York Office.

8:35: Scaling up Local Knowledge Solutions (Ariel Halpern, Procasur)

8:50: The Agenda Knowledge for Development (Sarah Cummings, K4DP)

9:00: Connecting Islands of Knowledge (Arno Boersma, Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development of SIDS)

9:10: South-South Knowledge Exchange (Laurent Porte, World Bank)

9:20: Q&A
9:35: Closing Remarks

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