This article is part of an ongoing series of articles on KM in international development.
Development and Access to Information (DA2I) is the first of a series of annual reports that will monitor the progress countries are making towards fulfilling their commitment to promote meaningful access to information as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Other recent related initiatives include the Agenda Knowledge for Development and the review of knowledge management in the United Nations system.
DA2I will be launched annually, at the time of the
United Nations High Level Political Forum (UN HLPF). The launch of the first edition took place at The New York Public Library on Monday 17 July 2017.
DA2I underlines the contribution that information access, particularly through libraries, makes to promoting more socially and economically inclusive societies. It is designed for UN member states, intergovernmental organizations, funders, civil society, other stakeholders working in development, and the library community itself.
DA2I is a joint project between the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School.
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Bruce Boyes (www.bruceboyes.info) is editor and lead writer of the award-winning RealKM Magazine (www.realkm.com) and currently also teaches Academic English as part of the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation Studies program in China. He has expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including knowledge management (KM), environmental management, program and project management, writing and editing, stakeholder engagement, communications, and research. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics).
With a demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to social and ecological complexity, Bruce’s many career highlights include establishing RealKM Magazine as an award-winning resource for knowledge managers, using agile approaches to oversee the implementation of an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia’s 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to empower communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.