Tuesday, June 26, 2007

IKM emergent working group on information usage starts up

Members of the IKM Emergent* Working Group 2 - making the most of information - recently met in The Hague to kick off planned activities. The group will focus on how information can be better recorded, handled, described and shaped to maximise its potential role in the construction of development knowledge.

Chris Addison and Peter Ballantyne of Euforic joined Dejan Dincic (DiploFoundation), Mike Powell (IKM Emergent) and Olivier Sagna (CODESRIA) to compare views and formulate plans for the coming period. Three main sets of activities are foreseen - generally focused on ‘production information and knowledge’, ‘finding information and knowledge,’ and ‘using information and knowledge.’

Mike Powell and Sarah Cummings introduce the Programme:

Members of the working group share their expectations:

*In April 2007, the EADI-managed 'Emergent Issues in Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) and International Development' Research Programme was funded by the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) for 5 years.