Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference 2017
April 3 - April 4
The Global K4D Conference aims to review and enhance knowledge management practices in the field of sustainable development, and present a new agenda to strengthen knowledge societies and economies for development.
The Conference will provide insights in current practices and explore future developments in the use of knowledge management in the area of development. Knowledge is at the heart of global development. It is a critical resource for development organisations, to allow them to work and collaborate successfully, as well as for communities, cities, nations and regions to increase wealth and living standards, and achieve peace and sustainability. Effective knowledge management is essential across the board to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and therefore merits the world’s full attention.
As a first highlight, the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) will launch its 2016 Report on “Knowledge Management in the United Nations system.” The conference participants, including United Nations’ representatives and partners from the civil society organisations, private companies and academia, as well as knowledge management professionals, will discuss the best practices highlighted in this report and the ways and means to implement the recommendations made by JIU.
As a second highlight, the “Agenda Knowledge for Development” will be presented, with its set of Knowledge Development Goals. This Agenda, initiated by KMA and supported by a global community of thought leaders, offers a new, holistic view of the challenges and opportunities related to knowledge and provides orientation to all stakeholders in the field of development.