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A flowering of approaches to complexity and development

We are an important juncture in development at the moment with the Sustainable Development Goals due to be finalized later this year, and with discussion now turning full swing into what needs to happen to make them a reality, including a lot of…
We are an important juncture in development at the moment with the Sustainable Development Goals due to be finalized later this year, and with discussion now turning full swing into what needs to h...
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Ola Ian, Nice, we agree :-) However, I am very hesitant to copycat the 'IT thinking / practice' like agile. Again a quote, now from Stieglitz: 'scan global and re-invent local'. Indeed #development  is operating in #reality in the #complex and sharing the practice is one of the few mechanisms for progress. Looking forward to a reflection on the use of the new Wenger / Trayner framework UNICEF is going to experiment with. Cheers, Jaap
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[new post] Kill the shared drive!

Late last year I went to the South Asia region to participate in a discussion on knowledge management. I talked briefly about what we are doing globally, and then each country gave an update about what they are doing – and what their priorities and…
Late last year I went to the South Asia region to participate in a discussion on knowledge management. I talked briefly about what we are doing globally, and then each country gave an update about ...
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Nice reading list on Doing Development Differently from my foresight colleagues
Doing Development Differently. [La version française se trouve plus bas.] [All text underlined is a link to reading or video] Following our “predictions 2015”, many of you reacted to the “growing tribe” engaged in doing development differently (DDD). We heard the message: some of you are fans, ...
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[new blog] Delivering development through case studies

(picture: from @andyR_AGI twitter feed) I just came from a two-day meeting in Berlin launching the “Global Delivery Initiative” which is being spearheaded by the World Bank and the German technical cooperation agency GIZ. You are probably wondering what…
(picture: from @andyR_AGI twitter feed) I just came from a two-day meeting in Berlin launching the “Global Delivery Initiative” which is being spearheaded by the World Bank and the German technical...
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[new post] Where does your knowledge go when you leave?

  One thing organizations are not good about is figuring out how to retain or reuse knowledge of staff who leave the organization, whether through retirement or leaving for a job in another organization. Many organizations do very little at all to There…
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the knowledge go back to were it's came from
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[new post] Social is here – but it’s unevenly distributed #KMworld

This is my second #KMWorld blog post, many less than I’d hoped to have written by now! One of the recurring topics across the sessions so far has been the potential and the challenges of creating a networked organization through enterprise social tools…
This is my second #KMWorld blog post, many less than I’d hoped to have written by now! One of the recurring topics across the sessions so far has been the potential and the challenges of creating a...
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[new post] Do you know your staff?

Finding up to date useful information about people in your organization can be challenging – Who is the social policy officer in Bolivia? Who speaks French and has worked on conflict prevention in west Africa? Who contributed to the position paper on HIV…
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[new post] The blog is dead, long live the blog

(Image: StrategicRevolution.com) As you may have noticed. I’ve not been blogging much lately – It’s hard to find the time to blog in-depth on a topic, so I’m experimenting now with much shorter blog posts in an attempt to share more often. Appropriately…
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KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management http://ow.ly/2Vn8rN
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[new post] Love the One you’re with (on using official software)

I think we have gotten quite used to assuming that our organizations will not provide the latest technology tools we need to do our jobs, and so if we want to get things done we will have to download or use free or even paid consumer software, even though…
I think we have gotten quite used to assuming that our organizations will not provide the latest technology tools we need to do our jobs, and so if we want to get things done we will have to downlo...
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[new post] Working out loud – how can we slowly increase the volume? #wolweek

17-24 November is International Working Out Loud week (#wolweek). This celebrates and promotes the idea of “Working out Loud” i.e. making your day-to-day work more visible to others and narrating your work – so that others can see what you are doing, give…
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[new post] Social is here – but it’s unevenly distributed #KMworld

This is my second #KMWorld blog post, many less than I’d hoped to have written by now! One of the recurring topics across the sessions so far has been the potential and the challenges of creating a networked organization through enterprise social tools…
This is my second #KMWorld blog post, many less than I’d hoped to have written by now! One of the recurring topics across the sessions so far has been the potential and the challenges of creating a...
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  • UNICEF
    Chief, Knowledge Exchange, 2014 - present
  • United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office
    Team Leader, Knowledge Management, 2011 - 2014
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