1st African Knowledge for Development Partnership Conference


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Knowledge for Development African Partnership Conference


FOCUS: Knowledge Agenda for Africa
25-26 September 2019, United Nations Office Nairobi


This first African Knowledge for Development Partnership Conference convenes 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 creates awareness on how knowledge impacts all development activities and how it can be managed. It fosters dialogue within the multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder community and provides a platform to co-create ideas and solutions to urgent and anticipated challenges.

Morning programme day 1: 25/9/2019

09.00 Opening ceremony and keynotes
   Eugene Wamalwa, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution
   Evangeline Njoka, Secretary General, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
   Christian Fellner, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria in Kenya

  • Knowledge is a the heart of Africa´s Development
    Ratemo Michieka, Secretary General, Kenya National Academy of Sciences

  • The Knowledge for Development Partnership and its Agenda
    Mary Suzan Abbo, Dr Andreas Brandner, Sarah Cummings, K4DP

  • Presentation of the African Knowledge Tree
    Louise Deininger

Panel discussion: Knowledge Strategies for Africa

  • Knowledge Agenda for Kenya to support Vision 2030 + the big 4 Agenda
    Gituro Wainaina, Professor University of Nairobi, former CEO Vision 2030, Kenya
  • Knowledge Agenda for Uganda
    Mary Suzan Abbo, Managing Director K4DP/Ugandan Knowledge Partnership
  • Togo´s path towards a knowledge society
    Atsu Sename, Director General, Knowledge City Togo
  • Knowledge Management ecosystem – experiences from Zimbabwe
    Charles Dhewa, CEO Knowledge Transfer Africa, Zimbabwe
  • African knowledge in diaspora
    Shem Ochuodho, Global Chairman, Kenya Diaspora Alliance
  • Key challenges for Nigeria to perform as a knowledge economy
    Prince Lekan Fadina, Chairman, Nigerian Knowledge for Development Initiative
  • Knowledge Management in Kenya and Africa: Current status and outlook
    Mr. Saitoti Torome, CBS, Principle Secretary, Ministry of Panning
  • Launching the African Knowledge 4 Development Partnership


Afternoon programme day 1: 25/9/2019

13.30 World Café: Advancing a knowledge agenda in Africa
The world café is a space where all participants can equally contribute their knowledge and experience, vision and passion, ideas and call for action. As a knowledge partnership we build on the active contribution of all, reflecting the current situation, envision the future and co-creating an agenda to move forward. This world café is dedicated to co-creating and advancing knowledge societies in Africa, building partnerships, initiating projects and starting real action.
Moderation: George Gatero, JKUAT, Wario Guyo, KMSK

16.30 KM Award Ceremony and introduction KM4D Award
The international KM Award recognizes achievements of pioneers in the field of Knowledge Management and Knowledge-based Development.

The KM Award Winners of 2019 are:

  • ILRI – International Livestock Research Institute
  • Charles Dhewa
    The KM Award Ceremony is chaired by Andreas Brandner, K4DP/KMA


Morning programme day 2, 26/9/2019

09.00 Knowledge Management in the development context

  • KM at UN HABITAT and knowledge for cities and regions
    Hellen Nyabera, Martin Barugahare, UN HABITAT
  • Knowledge Management towards affordable housing
    Robert Kibaara, CEO Housing Finance of Kenya; Charles Hinga, PS Housing

  • Knowledge Management in manufacturing
    Ministry of Industry, Kenya

  • Health Knowledge Management
    Ministry of Health, Chris Zielinski, PHI, Muthoni Gichohi, HEKMAN
  • African Readiness for Knowledge Driven Economy
    Wario Guyo, KMSK

  • Doing research in the ‘open’: ILRI’s Knowledge Management approach
    Michael Victor, Head Communications and Knowledge Management, ILRI

  • Mind the Gap: African languages, translation and indigenous knowledge management in development
    Wangui Wa Goro, Independent academic, critic, editor and writer

Moderator: George Gatero


11.00 Knowledge Management in sectors and cross-dimensional issues

  • KM in public administration – The case of Kenya Revenue Authority
    Cosmas Kemboi, Chief Manager – Knowledge Management and Innovation, KRA

  • Knowledge brokering with the private sector in multi-stakeholder partnership: lessons and ways forward
    Sarah Cummings, K4DP / VU Amsterdam

  • KM in the Renewable Energy Sector
    Mary Suzan Abbo, Knowledge for Development Partnership
  • Knowledge Management for Quality Education in Africa
    Raky Gassamacoly, AfDB/Association for the Development of Education in Africa

  • Knowledge Management in the Agricultural Sector
    Kiringai Kamau, Programme for Agricultural Capacity Development in Africa
    Charles Dhewa, Knowledge Transfer Africa
  • Knowledge Management in the traffic and transportation sector
    Refiloe Mabaso, Knowledge Manager at ATNS / KM South Africa Society

Moderator: Samuel Wainaina


Afternoon programme day 2: 26/9/2019

14.00 Open space: Knowledge for Development
This session is intended to co-create concrete projects and initiatives, which are targeted to implement a Knowledge Agenda for Africa. All participants can share and post their project ideas, get feedback, support, attract partners for the implementation, and get started.

Knowledge Market
In parallel to the open space the knowledge market provides space for companies and organizations to present their projects, share their findings and learnings, get feedback and find future partners. Organisations interested in participating in the market are kindly asked to register for it and send emails to info@k4dp.org

Among the presenters you will find: International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya Revenue Authority, Knowledge Management Society of Kenya, Health Knowledge Management Network, Association for the Development of Education in Africa, knowledge.city, Knowledge Management Academy, Kenya Diaspora Alliance, Co-operative University of Kenya, Kenya National Academy of Sciences, R&B Consulting, Nigerian Knowledge for Development Initiative, and others.

Moderators: Wario Guyo, Sarah Cummings


17:30 Closing Ceremony
Joe Mucheru, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications

18:00 End



Participation is free but registration is mandatory!

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Please notice: deadline for registration is the 23rd of September!



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