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Work with us: how people and organisations can catalyse sustainable change

Authors: Burns, D. et alii.
Publication date: 2013

The main focus of this report is to understand how positive change can happen from the perspectives of people living in greatest poverty and marginalisation and what can be done to promote this change. 

Knowledge management and social learning: exploring the cognitive dimension of development

Authors: Ferreira, S.D.M. & Neto, M.
Publication date: 2005, In: Knowlegde Management for Development, Vol 1 (3), pp. 4-17

After providing insight in the origin of knowledge management, the article investigates the relationship between knowledge management and development. Among others, it presents the different aspects of knowledge in society and clarifies the importance of knowledge management at the local level as well as the potential of a social learning approach.

Agricultural innovation systems explained

Find out in 5 minutes what "agricultural innovation system" and "agricultural innovation platform" mean. In this short video, KIT advisors Rhiannon Pyburn, Peter Gildemacher and Femke van der Lee explain the concepts in a way everyone can understand.

Social learning towards a sustainable world: Social learning towards a sustainable world

Author: edited by Arjen E.J. Wals
Publication date: 2007

This comprehensive volume - containing 27 chapters and contributions from six continents - presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability.

TEDx talk "This is not a video camera"

In this TEDx Talk about participatory video, Chris Lunch of InsightShare asks us to re-look at what we think we know about the technology and potential behind video cameras. He shows how handing over a video camera to a community and letting the subjects of a film become the directors, turns a video camera into a people magnet and a true champion for change.

Participatory Video for Community Action CASE STUDY: Indigenous Voices in Uganda

This participatory video was created to raise awareness among Ugandan policy makers and the world at large of the shocking plight of the Batwa people since their forced eviction from their ancestral hunting grounds in 1992. Part of this film was aired on Ugandan television and it was screened to local and national politicians, donors and NGOs.

A New Tool for Complex, Multi-Stakeholder Global Networks: The Managing from Clarity Framework

Authors: Puente, L.M. et alii. (for The Institute for Strategic Clarity and NetworkingAction)
Publication date: 2010

This joint paper of The Institute for Strategic Clarity and NetworkingAction presents the Managing from Clarity framework as a tool to increase the effectiveness of Global Action Networks. The framework results from an applied-research project, undertaken with the Latin American network of Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES).

Partnerships as a panacea for addressing global problems? On rationale, context, actors, impact and limitations

Author: Kolk, A.
Publication date: 2013

This chapter examines partnerships and their peculiarities, based on recent research from various disciplines, in the context of the large problems faced by global society. 

GIZ Guidebook for MSP facilitation

Authors: GIZ, onbehalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Expert opinions by Jim Woodhill & Simone van der Vugt; Darian Stibbe (based on Ros Tennyson, with Nazneen Huq & Joanna Pyres); Vanessa Sayers; Douglas Kativu.

Publication Date: 2011

This GIZ guidebook has been designed and written for facilitators of MSPs. It offers the reader the following benefits:

The Only Government We See: Building Company/Community Dialogue in Nigeria

This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.