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KM, Emerging Technologies and Innovative Schemes
Emerging Technologies and innovative schemes includes frontier technologies such as Biotechnologies, Nanotechnologies, ICT, etc… together with innovative opportunities such as Techno-Entreprise Incubators, Technopoles, Science and Technology Parks, creative cities, etc… Based on Track 5 of KMAfrica2009.
There is a consensus that the global economy has evolved from being predominantly industrial to an information society. The world today is characterised by an escalation of information produced every day, availed in various formats, of different opinion and from diverse originators. The information explosion is in direct response to an increasing demand for information as man incessantly appreciates the need for the commodity to provide solutions to daily challenges. The global village, as it is now referred to, has also fallen victim to an escalating growth in procedures used in gathering, processing, communicating and storing information in personal, educational, business and social life. The persistence of information explosion and the dominance of information technology have necessitated an urgent need for dynamic and competent information professionals with the mental alacrity and enthusiasm to avail relevant and adequate information promptly.
Submitted by Farai Mutindindi on 2 March 2013 - 1:20pm.
THE FUTURE OF HUMAN, NATURE and KNOWLEDGE
“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” - Stephen Covey
? Therefore, on redefining Knowledge :
Submitted by Md Santo on 19 May 2011 - 12:57am. categories [ ]
Ten Landmarks Toward Next Generation Knowledge Management
KNOWLEDGE 'R' US (not KNOWLEDGE 'R' OURS)
Submitted by Md Santo on 24 April 2011 - 9:29am. categories [ ]
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Hope to connect with people in this forum, please feel free to get in touch: David@theknowledgecore.com
Submitted by David K-Cubed on 11 April 2011 - 9:27am. categories [ ]
The William Kamkwannba story
William Kamkwamba's new book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," written with Bryan Mealer was released September 29th in the US. http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Harness...
Submitted by KMAadmin on 12 October 2010 - 2:28pm. categories [ ]
The world today is faced with several challenges like the economic recession, climatic change, disease outbreaks, increased organized crime, information explosion, and uncontrolled migration. Like any other calamity, the harsh effects are mostly felt by the vulnerable third world states. Zimbabwe, coming out of an economic crisis characterized by record inflation, high unemployment, heavy brain drain and a large reduction in the Gross Domestic Product, has plenty to do with regards to enhancing the recovery path and rejuvenating the economy. With the Unity government having managed to tame the legendary inflation and the economy expected to grow, focus is now on which sectors of development should be prioritized over others given a background of an economy thriving on limited resources.
Submitted by Farai Mutindindi on 25 August 2010 - 12:08pm.
The E-learning Africa 2010 held in Lusaka was one of the greatest events. It attracted a record of participants from all over the world.It provided a platform for people to share knowledge and experiences in e-learning, free open source software , e-portfolios , e-content, the use of mobile technology and how it is transforming education.One of the most interesting session dwelt on Web 2.0 in education and Ronald Munatsi an upcoming KM exponent of Open Access and social networking presented a brilliant paper among other topics.Collence Chisita a renowned KMA stalwart presented an interesting paper on E-Skills Development in Higher Education. The conference also explored the role of the human factor in ICT developments.It was resolved that the human factor , hardware and software do complement each other.It was also resolved that the future belongs to those countries that invest in human skills and ICT development
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Will Knowledge ‘R’ us (not “Knowlege 'R' ours”) shape the future of knowledge and KM?
By : Dr Md Santo – http://mobeeknowledge.ning.com
Submitted by Md Santo on 9 April 2010 - 4:04pm. categories [ ]
What mental or intellectual costumes Africans need to wear in order to develop modern knowledge systems?
This is a free reflection on the power of modern science, technology, innovation and knowledge systems (STI) for revealing some distinctive style of modernity in Africa.
Submitted by Jacques Hamel on 22 February 2010 - 1:44pm.
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GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE TOWARDS 2012 or “CONTINUUM OF PHYSICAL REALITY WITH KNOWLEDGE AND BEYOND : GREAT TURNING FROM MIND BRAIN TO CONSCIOUSNESS DNA” (see the Attachment) showing global trends towards 2012 in which the domain of Knowledge evolved in continuum universe as emergent behavior within human body as complex (adpative) system, having consciousness and free will (mind and value) as well as behaving dynamically as subject
A brief description about the sentence ..."After Singularity between Human Mind and Technology reaching its peak (in 2012 ?)"... :
Submitted by Md Santo on 3 December 2009 - 3:40am. categories [ ]
When GM crops and foods were first introduced in the late 1990s, some scientists raised concerns that genetic modification was imprecise and unpredictable and could result in harm to health and the environment. They warned that:
Submitted by KMAadmin on 27 October 2009 - 2:52pm. categories [ ]
A report by Testbiotech e.V. Institute for Independent Impact Assessment in Biotechnology
Summary points compiled by GMWatch
GM food safety testing
Submitted by storytelling on 27 October 2009 - 1:19pm. categories [ ]
Communities and their regions have an unprecedented opportunity to integrate higher levels of organization, process and tools to connect legacy assets residing in colleges, universities, and libraries to people and their ideas; to reinvigorate institutions, organizations and government; and to strengthen creativity, collaboration, and communication for innovation and enterprise in education, economic, and workforce development. This paper begins a discussion of the value collaborative innovation networks (COINS) offer to accelerate and strengthen innovation in Open Source Economic Development (OSED) in the Civic Space, and to explore the design of an improved model of I-Open Civic Forums, a process driven approach to build networks, community, and communications for enterprise collaboration.
Submitted by BetseyMerkel on 19 October 2009 - 2:33pm. categories [ ]
This extremely useful resource has a variety of well-written how-to oriented Wiki Articles. wikiHow is a collaborative writing project to build a high quality how-to manual that offers practical solutions to the problems and issues of everyday life. Almost anything you could imagine from running a business, fixing a car, ending a co-dependant relationship, growing your own vegetable and herb garden to being happy. wikiHow currently contains more than 62,00 articles — written, edited, and maintained primarily by volunteers. Wikihow.com Website
Submitted by storytelling on 1 October 2009 - 1:04pm. categories [ ]
By: Mamello Thinyane, Alfredo Terzoli and Peter Clayton
Submitted by storytelling on 20 September 2009 - 1:37pm. categories [ ]
Intellectual property law protection for traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge systems in Southern Africa
Intellectual property law protection for traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge systems in Southern Africa and selected Asian jurisdictions- A view from developing and least developing countries.
Author: Amos Saurombe
Submitted by storytelling on 14 September 2009 - 3:39pm. categories [ ]
A New Framework for Examining Knowledge Management Adoption for Participatory Networks: Crossing All Four Levels of the Digital Divide
Author: Todd Marshall (Syracuse University)
Submitted by storytelling on 14 September 2009 - 12:32pm. categories [ ]
Planet Action provides satellite imagery, geographic information and technology support to local projects that investigate and assess climate change issues focusing on human issues, drought & desertification, water resources, forestry, biodiversity,
Submitted by carol on 10 September 2009 - 8:24am. categories [ ]
Author: Jacques L. Hamel (1) UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Submitted by KMAadmin on 7 September 2009 - 1:26pm. categories [ ]
Web 2.0 tools and approaches are radically changing the ways we create, share, collaborate and publish digital information through the Internet. Participatory Web 2.0 for development – or Web2forDev for short – is a way of employing web services to intentionally improve information-sharing and online collaboration for development. Web 2.0 presents us with new opportunities for change – as well as challenges – that we need to better understand and grasp. This special issue shares learning and reflections from practice and considers the ways forward for using Web 2.0 for development.
PART I: OVERVIEW
PART II: STUDIES OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS
Submitted by KMAadmin on 28 August 2009 - 1:18pm. categories [ ]
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international organisation that is working to make the world's biodiversity data accessible everywhere in the world. GBIF and its many partners work to mobilise the data, and to improve search mechanisms, data and metadata standards, web services, and the other components of an Internet-based information infrastructure for biodiversity.
Submitted by storytelling on 11 August 2009 - 3:55pm. categories [ ]
Appropedia is a website for collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development through the use of appropriate technology and the sharing of project information. It provides a collaborative wiki and has been described as an "appropriate technology wiki," but it is much broader than that - it is a green wiki, and a wiki for all matters of international development and aid. See the Appropedia Website for further information.
Submitted by KMAadmin on 5 August 2009 - 11:38am. categories [ ]
La production à valeur ajoutée : Une approche stratégique pour rendre les entreprises africaines plus compétitives (French)
Résumé: Dans cet article, nous proposons des outils et approches de la production à valeur ajoutée dans le but d’aider les entreprises africaines à passer de la production primaire (exportation des matières premières) à la transformation manufacturière (création de valeur). D’abord, nous présenterons le contexte actuel des entreprises africaines et les problèmes de concurrence auxquels elles sont confrontées. Ensuite, nous exposerons les concepts de base de la production à valeur ajoutée comme outil de compétitivité. Nous verrons, par exemple, dans quelle mesure les entreprises africaines pourraient adapter et intégrer ces outils à leurs pratiques actuelles pour pénétrer les marchés régionaux et internationaux.
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Submitted by KMAadmin on 23 July 2009 - 11:09am. categories [ ]
By:Hendra van Zyl and Nolwazi Mbananga
Submitted by KMAadmin on 8 July 2009 - 2:14pm. categories [ ]
e-Knowledge markets are becoming recognised as “disruptive and discontinuous technology innovation” (Kaieteur Institute for KM 2005) which are changing the way which people manage their social networks, education, wealth and intellectual property assets. The possibility here is the exploitation of intellectual capital in real-time by a larger number of people. Some of the categories of these business models which have emerged include:
Submitted by storytelling on 17 June 2009 - 12:11pm. categories [ ]
If you are new to social media and are still exploring the area, here are 4 steps to help you get the best out of it:
Submitted by KMAadmin on 13 June 2009 - 8:09am. categories [ ]
A model for community participation in African libraries to preserve Indigenous Knowledge - Betsie Greyling
A model for community participation in African libraries to preserve Indigenous Knowledge.
Author: Betsie Greyling, Senior Systems Librarian, eThekwini Municipal Library
Submitted by storytelling on 21 May 2009 - 10:03am. categories [ ]
Udo Richard Averweg - Information Services, eThekwini Municipality and University of KwaZulu-Natal
Stella Anne Jory - Afrika Leadership Development Institute
Intranets are very much suited to use as a strategic tool in knowledge management (KM) due to their ability to support distribution, connectivity and publishing. The Intranet should be seen as integral to an organisation’s KM system and should be tailored to suit and enhance an organisation’s knowledge-sharing activities. The question arises: To what extent does an organisation’s existing Intranet facilitate knowledge-sharing? This question is explored by selection of a large organisation – the eThekwini Municipality, Durban South Africa – as the field of application. Derived from a mixed methodology approach, the results of a recent survey are presented.
Submitted by storytelling on 21 May 2009 - 9:36am. categories [ ]
Authors: By Mr. J. J. Musakali and Dr. D. C. Rotich, Moi University, Kenya
This paper examines the development and access to knowledge through Open Access, propelled by emerging technologies in the publishing industry in Africa. The paper further discusses opportunities that present themselves through Open Access and the benefits to scholars worldwide. Challenges that face this practice are discussed and solutions suggested.
Submitted by KMAadmin on 24 April 2009 - 9:52am. categories [ ]
Dr. Shittu Raimi AKINOLA (Development Planner & Environmentalist)
Submitted by KMAadmin on 24 April 2009 - 9:34am. categories [ ]
KM, Problem solving regimes and appropriate technologies in Africa - the polycentric food security strategy - Dr. Shittu Akinola
Dr. Shittu Raimi AKINOLA (Development Planner & Environmentalist)
Submitted by KMAadmin on 24 April 2009 - 9:28am. categories [ ]
The Regional Knowledge Resource Kit (RKRK), is an example of an Australian online resource for learning and developing skills in managing information and knowledge for regional NRM (natural resource management). The Regional Knowledge Resource Kit (RKRK) is available here
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