3rd IGES Evening Cafe:
Knowledge Management

photoThe 3rd Evening Cafe saw an interesting and productive talks and discussions on knowledge management with kind contributions from the avid experts in the field and participation from development and environmental organizations and Thai government agencies.
12 March 2013
Tetto Lounge, 12th floor, Anantara Baan Ratchaprasong serviced suites, Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok, Thailand
IGES Regional Centre

The topic of 3rd Evening Cafe was Knowledge Management (KM) for policy makers. Two distinguished experts in KM shared their experience with the participants of the 3rd Evening Cafe.

Mr. Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI presented the growth of International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services into the area of Knowledge Management, including some information tools and services as one of the leading knowledge brokers. Kimo emphasized the importance of filtering/curating information and delivering it to the targeted audience by using the existing IT technology such as RSS feed, listserv, iCalendar and more. He also introduced the concept of Linked Open Data as the most promising future direction of KM. In addition, he highlighted the importance of creating networks to distribute the crated knowledge. He specifically argued that knowledge has to be all shared with openness and generosity and a knowledge broker is encouraged to remain the neutrality to sustain the effective knowledge management.

photoDr. Kevin Wheeler shared his experience on designing and maintaining the Community of Practice (CoP) as an alternative to policy-driven industrial environmental performance in Jordan. He defined CoP as a group of people who shares a craft and/or a profession, and who has a goal of gaining knowledge from each others related to their field. He argued that the independent CoP approach reduced reliance on governmental institutions for making forward progress. In the case of The Network, he saw the engaging live events as the core activity but facilitating the web presence to maintain momentum and visibility is one of the main success factors.

  IGES Regional Centre
604 SG Tower 6F, 161/1 Soi Mahadlek Luang 3. Rajdamri Road,
Patumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
E-mail: regionalcentre@iges.or.jp

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