Become a member partner of the global Knowledge for Development Partnership now.
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Knowledge societies and economies require the collaboration of all stakeholders. How could a nation be healthy if the knowledge of health government, health service providers, health research and education, media, industry, insurances, and citizens are not linked, views and experiences are not shared, activities and not complementing, but conflicting?
Knowledge Partnerships – understood as a multistakeholder commitment to jointly advancing knowledge in a thematic field or in a city/country as a whole to achieve sustainable development – are at the heart of Knowledge.City.
Knowledge Partnerships can be thematic – like eg the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, Sustainable Energy for All – or regionally focused, like “Sofia Knowledge City Partnership”. In any city, where Knowledge.City is active, we promote, support or facilitate the knowledge partnership as an essential urban resource.
Knowledge Partnerships have local grounding. They convert the global standards and goals into pragmatic actions. They embed the values of the global Agenda Knowledge for Development into the context of a local knowledge ecosystem, where nothing is exactly like anywhere else.
Knowledge.City convenes physical Knowledge Partnership meetings regularly, in order to create and improve relations and mutual understanding, to facilitate a dialogue beyond silos and to co-create visions and actions. Usually, but not necessarily, this is done within a Knowledge Week.
We invite all local Knowledge Partnerships to connect with the global Knowledge for Development Partnership and to gain from the experiences and different views from outside.
Link: Knowledge for Development Partnership
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Knowledge Weeks provide a unique space for the convention of various stakeholders in a Knowledge City. Through the diversity of the programme, different aspects of a Knowledge City are addressed, and participants have the opportunity to contribute their experiences and share their views.
The next Knowledge Weeks happen in Sofia, Vienna, and Kampala.
Every year since 2009, the international Knowledge Management Award is bestowed upon an international organization as well as an outstanding personality. A jury that is constituted under the auspice of the Association Knowledge Management Austria nominates the candidates. The prize is given in recognition of the winner’s outstanding accomplishments in the research, implementation and innovation of successful management methods for knowledge politics and knowledge management. It is also meant to recognize the impact made on the development of a knowledge society in general and more specifically on knowledge creation, transformation, distribution and application.
The KM Awards 2017 will be given at the K4D Geneva 2017 Knowledge for Development. Global Partnership Conference 2017 at the Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva.
Presentation of the KM Award 2015 to the Director-General of UNESCO
From left to right: Dr. Andreas Brandner (KMA), Dr. Irina Bokova (UNESCO), Dr. Yanko Yanev (KMA)
2009: Prof. Dr. Ursula Schneider-Hendrich
2010: Dr. Charles Savage; IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency
2011: Prof. Dr. Stefan Güldenberg (siehe Bild oben); UNESCO – UN Education, Science and Culture Organization
2012: Prof. Dr. Nico Stehr and UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
2013: World Bank
2014: Prof. Klaus North
2015: DI Dr. Angelika Mittelmann; UNESCO – UN Education, Science and Culture Organization
2016: Dr. Ibrahim Seba Al Marri; KM4Dev Community
2017: Prof. Leif Edvinsson; Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations System