This first African Knowledge for Development Partnership Conference took place on the 25th and 26th of September at the United Nations Office Nairobi. It convened the African K4DP community, knowledge specialists and workers, pioneers as well as passionate followers and upcoming experts, committed to advancing knowledge management, knowledge societies in Africa. It created awareness on how knowledge impacts all development activities and how it can be managed. The conference fostered the dialogue within the multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder community and provided a platform to co-create ideas and solutions to urgent and anticipated challenges.