Lagos. Knowledge. City

Knowledge for Development Initiative in Nigeria

Roundtable at the 20th of August 2019

A group of Nigerians have established Knowledge for Development Initiative, an association under the Nigerian law equivalent to the global knowledge for Development Partnership committed to inclusive knowledge based growth,the Agenda 2030, Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement, the Agenda Knowledge for Development, the Knowledge Development Goals and the implementations. The Initiative provides a platform that assures the local and international community that Nigeria and friends of Nigeria are committed to inclusive growth and sustainable development. The Initiative has a membership of high local and international recognition and accomplished individuals and organizations in various sectors of human endeavors. Members appreciate that knowledge is at the heart of development and is an essential resource for all parts of governments, business, individuals, NGOs and development institutions. It believes that collaboration and partnership are veritable tools for meeting the challenges of the future – sustainable development, youth, gender, digital world, climate change, circular economy, low carbon world, future of work, technology, knowledge cities and entrepreneurship. The Initiative is building a strong national knowledge partnership that will contribute to the understanding and dissemination of the Nigeria knowledge development and its implementation. The Mission of the Initiative is future-oriented, inter and trans-disciplinary, reflective, multi-disciplinary and global. It works in collaboration with Knowledge for Development Partnership and follows a multi-stakeholders approach. read more…

About Knowledge Hub Nigeria

Knowledge Hub Nigeria Ltd/GTE (Knowledge Hub) is a partnership organisation between Knowledge City GMBH (KC) Vienna, Austria and CISME Consulting Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria. It is established to carry out in Nigeria the activities of Knowledge City and also hosting the activities of Knowledge for Development (K4D), an international organisation also headquartered in Vienna, Austria.

Knowledge Hub is set up to provide services for public and private organisations, government, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), multi-national institutions and individuals who are desirous to meet the challenges, and take advantage of the Knowledge Economy in order to co-create better Knowledge Societies in their activities and in the world.

Knowledge Hub is a competence centre in the fields of Knowledge Management (KM) and Knowledge-based development. It is designed to advance knowledge in a wide range of businesses, Knowledge Cities and Knowledge Societies.

Knowledge Hub being a co-partner of Knowledge City, Vienna, Austria, benefits from the collaboration with companies in Europe, Africa and Asia and acts as a platform for international knowledge exchange – matching experienced Knowledge Service Providers (KSP) with those in need. The global collaboration contributes to the advancement of various companies and opens opportunities for business development.

Vision and Mission

Our Vision
To help ensure a well-trained populace for the challenges of the future.

Our Mission
To provide a world class platform for people to acquire the knowledge they need to meet and overcome the challenges of the changing world.

Services

In line with the service offering of Knowledge.City, Vienna, Austria, our services include the following:

  • Education & Training
    The Knowledge Management Institute, a project of Knowledge.Hub, provides a growing number of educational and training services including certification courses, open and in-house training as well as online webinars focused on the knowledge challenges in various sectors. The Certified Knowledge Management Course is a flagship programme offered in all Knowledge.cities.
  • Advisory & Consulting
    Developing tailored knowledge strategies and implementing Knowledge Management in organisations require experience in analysisng, conceptualizing and implementing. Knowledge.Hub builds on over 20 years of experience of its promoters and advises companies, cities, and countries on the way towards a knowledge-based organisation and society.
  • Research & Innovation
    Knowledge societies differ significantly from industrial societies. Knowledge.Hub and its partners research and innovate topics related to knowledge-based development and knowledge management to find better solutions for our challenges and be more effective in our knowledge work.
  • Knowledge Partnerships
    Knowledge is not given to anybody alone. It is based on social collaboration and a strong knowledge ecosystem full of linkages and inter-dependencies among its stakeholders. Knowledge. Hub facilitates the dialogue and mutual learning in local knowledge partnerships. Outstanding achievements are recognized with the KM Awards.
  • Business Development
    Building on international network of expert organisations, Knowledge.Hub facilitates the transfer of technology and knowledge services to address urgent knowledge needs. It acts as the incubator and business development agent for the establishment of new companies and institutions.

 

Our plan for the next stage is to set up Knowledge Management Institute for Capacity Building, Research and Innovation. It will be an institution with wide global network. This is of paramount importance as the future will be more and more knowledge driven, with extensive demand for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Learning.

Nigeria with a population of over 200 million with youths making about 70% provides fertile ground for knowledge services. In addition, gender issues provide viable opportunities for knowledge services.

Lagos. Knowledge. City

Lagos is Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre and the “financial capital.

It is known for fast pace of life, holiday resorts, beaches, boutiques, fashion consciousness, entertainment and hotels and night life. Lagos Island is home to National Museum with its cultural and historical artifacts and craftworks. Lagos has a population of over 25 million and is the fastest growing city in Africa with growth rate put at 3.2% per annum.

Lagos is centre of excellence, education and knowledge being home to many reputable institutions such as University of Lagos, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos State University, Yaba College of Technology, among others. It is also centre of unity, culture and entertainment.

The picture is the front view of JJT Park. It is situated in the open grounds of Lagos Government House, and opposite Lagos State House of Assembly. The circling 54 National flags of African countries symbolize the coming together of the countries of African Continent.

The Park is named after three most revered former governors of Lagos State – Johnson, Jakande and Tinubu. This is encapsulated in the elevated merged bust of the three Governors, at the centre of the circle of flags. 

Brigadier Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson was the first Military Governor of Lagos State from May 1967 to July 1975. His administration laid the foundation for the major infrastructure of Lagos State. Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande was the first democratically elected Governor of Lagos State  from October 1979 to December 1983. His administration initiated mass-oriented programmes.  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was Governor from May 1999 to May 2007. His administration provided the blueprint for future development of Lagos State, which successive administrations are building upon.

Contact

Knowledge Hub Nigeria Ltd/GTE
Plots 5 & 7Allan Balogun Street  , Agungi, Lekki-Epe Express Way,
Lekki Peninsular, P.O Box52845,Falomo,lkoyi,Lagos,Nigeria.

T: +234 -803-937-4478
E : lagos@knowledge.city