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Launch of first national knowledge agenda linked to global Agenda Knowledge for Development

Dr. Andreas Brandner, Managing Director of the Knowledge for Development Partnership (K4DP), advises that the very first national knowledge agenda linked with the global Agenda Knowledge for Development has been launched.

This is the Agenda Knowledge for Uganda, which has been developed by the Knowledge Partnership Uganda, a multi-stakeholder partnership launched by K4DP in cooperation with the Ugandan National Planning Authority and knowledge.city Uganda.

Brandner reports that the Agenda Knowledge for Uganda reflects well the national realities and challenges, and includes a sound and unique portfolio of actions that reflect the different perspectives of citizens, organisations and the society as a whole. It is built on contributions of Ugandan stakeholders including government, science, business, NGOs, artists, and more.

He also alerts that the launch of the Agenda Knowledge for Uganda is a call to action for other countries, stating that:

Any country can develop such a Knowledge Agenda with acceptable efforts, and it creates awareness and a different view on knowledge, which very often is only linked to education, science and technology alone. It is an integrative and guiding instrument for a national knowledge partnership … [P]lease consider being a facilitator for a Knowledge Agenda in your country. If you have questions on the process, we will share with delight our experiences.

Summary of objectives and action points – Agenda Knowledge for Uganda

Objective 1: Happy, knowledgeable citizens

Action point 1: Enable diversity and pluralism
Action point 2: Provide quality education for all, foster knowledge skills
Action point 3: Empower youth and generation partnership
Action point 4: Systematically identify and mitigate knowledge exclusion
Action point 5: Media to strengthen SDG-related knowledge communication
Action point 6: Foster easy and affordable access to ICT
Action point 7: Enable knowledge work and entrepreneurship

Objective 2: Knowledge-based, collaborative organisations

Action point 8: Strengthen knowledge-service providers
Action point 9: Professionalize Knowledge Management
Action point 10: Digitalize public and private processes
Action point 11: Put knowledge acquisition at the core of procurement
Action point 12: Invest in knowledge services and technology
Action point 13: Develop knowledge export and knowledge tourism
Action point 14: Organisations to partner with schools and academic institutions

Objective 3: Sustainable knowledge society

Action point 15: Profile Ugandan knowledge identity and capture its heritage
Action point 16: Develop knowledge strategies and partnerships in all sectors
Action point 17: Make best use of the knowledge of diaspora and immigrants
Action point 18: Connect with and lead in international knowledge networks
Action point 19: Public bodies to provide its knowledge openly
Action point 20: Create public knowledge spaces and profile knowledge cities
Action point 21: Religion, art, and culture to co-create knowledge society


Also published on Medium.

Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes (www.bruceboyes.info) is editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine (www.realkm.com) and currently also teaches in 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 and knowledge management 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 support communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.

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