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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 [ ]
Media development : practical know-how and strategies to mitigate of the impact of a changing climate
Now that the Africa Adapt conference is over, there are still many ways of continuing co-operation and sharing of knowledge. We are looking at taking key ideas from the conference and developing a piece of media that will be accessible to a broad range of Africans and those living in the "developing" and "previously developed" world about practical know-how and strategies to mitigate of the impact of a changing climate and 'big weather'.
If you have ideas that could help in creating this media, you are welcome to participate in the Africa Adapt channel on www.kmafrica.com - http://www.kmafrica.com/group.africa.adapt . You may also want to look at the KM & Environment SIG on http://www.kmafrica.com/og.environment as there will be conference papers there that may be of interest in your work.
Submitted by KMAadmin on 13 March 2011 - 10:42am. categories [ ]
During my field studies of specific cases in the Great Lakes region of Africa, principles and practices emerged that formed a framework for a constructed Trans-dimensional Knowledge Management Model (TDKM-M) to develop a theoretical model for the management of knowledge for conflict resolution as the first step towards the revival of Africa.
The study proposes practical solutions for the management of knowledge that would empower decision-makers to intervene successfully in conflict situations. Furthermore, the study serves to expand the knowledge base in the field of trans-disciplinary African studies, transcending the boundary between political science and epistemology to navigate the middle ground between disciplines and the space that lies beyond all disciplines and dichotomised thinking towards a new holistic understanding.
Submitted by DriesVelt on 6 February 2011 - 7:56pm. categories [ ]
Corporates and municipalities often use rousing terms such as 'best practice' and 'world class' to describe themselves. However, the sad reality is that while competence is expensive, incompetence simply makes more money. Competence suggests responding professionally to queries and reaching solutions quickly and efficiently. Designed Incompetence, on the other hand deliberately places barriers in the way of customers which ironically results in fewer complaints, greater profitability and less time wasted engaging with the public.
The goal of Designed Incompetence (DI) is to create scenarios where customers get the message and simply 'give up' complaining because they realise that it will cost them lots of time, energy and money to do so. Thus systems created using the philosophy of “Designed Incompetence” are simply more profitable.
Submitted by storytelling on 7 December 2010 - 4:26pm. categories [ ]
Africa is perhaps the most culturally imaginative and creative region in the world. It is extremely diversified, rich in talents and ingenuity with unlimited resources and potential. It has colonized the planet and it enriches humanity through inimitable arts. Yet, one African out of two lives in dismal human conditions. And despite spectacular progress here and there, it also remains profoundly socially and culturally conditioned, corrupted, domesticated and debased by two self-inflicted intellectual and ritual servitudes – koranic and evangelical - and overwhelmingly regimented, disciplined and deceived by a host of indigenous erroneous beliefs, faulty dogmas, half-truths, intoxicating mythologies, life-denying superstitions, theological entrappings, mystifying fictions, unknown foundational assumptions, pipe-dreams, fantasies, charlatanisms, junk science and a flood of nonsense.
Submitted by Jacques Hamel on 29 June 2010 - 10:42am. categories [ ]
"Indigenous African knowledge has much to offer science — but only if science can be translated into local languages" Charles Dhewa.
Africans have a rich cultural heritage and a wealth of traditional knowledge on topics ranging from agricultureand forestry to medicines and medical practices — all of which could make valuable contributions to modern science. For example, traditional knowledge of drought-resistant crop varieties could prove crucial in helping small farmers across the continent adapt to climate change. Much of this type of knowledge is embedded in the diverse local languages and cultures found in Africa.
Yet despite centuries of scientific undertakings on the continent, there is still no vernacular word for 'science'. In Southern Africa, science remains a minority, English-language based, pursuit that reinforces the domination of English at the expense of local languages such as Ndebele, Swahili and many others.
Submitted by charlesd on 18 April 2010 - 12:22pm. categories [ ]
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 [ ]
We as KM Africa Members should enhance our awareness, knowledge and skills on the concept of Knowledge Management KM by concentrating on different KM issues such as:
Submitted by Moustafa Wahba on 29 March 2010 - 9:48am. categories [ ]