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Like a bridge over troubled waters : dialogues of policy, practitioner and academic knowledges

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Abstract: This think piece deals with knowledge integration (KI) in international development cooperation (IDC), which is understood as processes of knowledge co-creation linking different knowledge domains, and in particular those domains of policy-making, science (academia) and development practice. The paper builds on the insights that emerged from a number of workshops co-organized by the author, Josine Stremmelaar (Hivos1) and Sarah Cummings (IKM Emergent2), but is mainly based on a literature review of different theoretical streams. Its aim is to tease out elements and principles that determine effective knowledge creation processes, with particular reference to the knowledge landscape in The Netherlands where it forms part of a wider initiative to infuse new energy and impulse into the field of knowledge management for development. A background of this initiative is offered in Chapter 1. After a brief presentation of the knowledge for development landscape in Chapter 2, Chapter 3 explores knowledge creation processes in the sectors of agriculture, health and science, technology and innovation (STI). Chapter 4 then moves to the future and sketches concepts and principles that can be used to create stepping stones for a future course of action.
Authors: Ho, W.W.S.
Series Title: Think Piece
Country: Netherlands
Category: General
ISSN: 2212-6163
Keywords: international cooperation , knowledge management
Language: eng
Organization: Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation
Organization: IKM Emergent, EADI
PAGE: 46
Place: The Hague [etc.]
Publisher: Hivos [etc.]
Year: 2011
Region: Western Europe
Right: © Hivos & IKM Emergent. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Netherlands License.
Subject: Information, Knowledge and Communication
Title: Like a bridge over troubled waters : dialogues of policy, practitioner and academic knowledges