Author Archives: Sarah Cummings

Inequalities in knowledge production: academics from developing countries

Today I made a presentation at the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) General Conference in Bonn, Germany. The theme of my presentation was the extent to which academics. located in developing country institutions, are participating in … Continue reading

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Communities of practice in international development

On 15 May 2014, I was in Barcelona to make a presentation on knowledge sharing in communities of practice. In this presentation, I presented two examples which I thought might interest the participants who were – with two exceptions – … Continue reading

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Case study of KM4Dev

Probably one of the most vibrant communities of practice in the development sector comprises the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) community which has been in existence since approximately the year 2000.

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Principles for cognitive justice

Just came across a very interesting paper by Maja van der Velden, From communities of practice to communities of resistance: civil society and cognitive justice, published in 2004, which presents a critical analysis on approaches to knowledge management and knowledge sharing. I … Continue reading

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What would have happened without Dgroups?

At the moment, there is a discussion on KM4Dev-l about which online communities offer the best functionalities: Dgroups, Ning, google groups etc. I have been biting my tongue and trying very hard NOT to intervene because I am a bit … Continue reading

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Information and knowledge in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Until mid-March 2014, there is a public consultation regarding the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network based on a public consultation document. I have had a read through the document and searched for information and knowledge, but these … Continue reading

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Hybrid knowledges for resilience

Despite the generalized worldwide trend of erosion of traditional ecological knowledge, a new Special Issue in the journal Ecology and Society suggests that substantial pockets of such knowledge persist in both developing and developed countries. This issues identifies the common … Continue reading

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