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Reflective learning for purposeful change: making learning more explicit in multi-stakeholder processes

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Authors: Gordijn, F. & Helder, J.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development 9 (3)

Analysing stakeholder power dynamics in multi-stakeholder processes: insights of practice from Africa and Asia

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Authors: Brouwer, H., Hiemstra, W., Vugt, S.v. & Walters, H.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal 9(3): 11-31

Are introverts better at partnership brokering?

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Author: Brouwer, H.
Publication date: 2013, In: Betwixt & Between. The Journal of Partnership Brokering

This article raises the question of whether it matters if a partnership broker is introverted or extroverteds temperament in any professional field. The author applies this notion to the field of partnership brokers - is it indeed true that there is an expectation nowadays that brokers should be talkative extroverts?

Evaluating Partnership Broker Approach: A methodological perspective

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Author: Hundal, S.
Publication date: 2013, In: Betwixt & Between. The Journal of Partnership Brokering

There is increasing interest in generating substantive evidence of the impact that brokered partnerships have on the outcomes of multi-stakeholder partnerships. Evaluations of partnership broker approaches and indeed of the performance of individual brokers themselves contribute to such evidence. But what methodologies can be used to conduct such evaluations?

Complexity, Modeling, and Natural Resource Management

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Authors: Cilliers, P. et alii. (for the Resilience Alliance)
Publication date: 2013, In: Ecology and Society 18 (3): 1

This paper contends that natural resource management (NRM) issues are, by their very nature, complex and that both scientists and managers in this broad field will benefit from a theoretical understanding of complex systems. It starts off by presenting the core features of a view of complexity that not only deals with the limits to our understanding, but also points toward a responsible and motivating position.

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

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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.

Rural governance that works

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In this blog post at The Broker, John Coonrod argues that private sector and value-chain development will not contribute to poverty reduction without accountable, effective, inclusive rural governance. Economic development yes, poverty reduction no.

Read the full blog post at http://www.thebrokeronline.eu/Blogs/Towards-a-food-secure-world/Rural-governance-that-works

PPPs: listen to the farmers. Private sector involvement in food security strategies

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For three months, The Broker facilitated a dossier on food security. The core of the dossier was an online debate organized jointly with the Dutch Food and Business Knowledge Forum, a new knowledge platform initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find innovative ways to address food insecurity.

Knowledge management and communication to address information access and power asymmetries for resource-poor producers in value chains

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Authors: Bode, R. et alii.
Publication date: 2008, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 4(1): 5-20

This paper provides some evidence about the role of knowledge management and communication in establishing effective value chains with resource-poor producers.

It first introduces some terms and definitions regarding value chains, social networks and information, knowledge and communication. This leads to a conceptualization of a theoretical framework on knowledge management and communication in value chains.

Social Learning in European River-Basin Management: Barriers and Fostering Mechanisms from 10 River Basins

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Authors: Mostert, E. et alii., in Ecology and Society 12 (1): 19
Publication date: 2007

In this article, 10 case studies of participatory river-basin management are discussed that were conducted as part of the European HarmoniCOP project. The main theme was social learning, which emphasizes the importance of collaboration, organization, and learning. Based on the analysis of all case studies, 71 factors fostering or hindering social learning were identified.