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KM4Dev Knowledge Cafe: Decolonization of Knowledge

This article is part of a series of articles on decolonising KM.

As I’ve previously discussed in RealKM Magazine, the decolonisation of knowledge and knowledge management (KM) are significant emerging issues for the KM community.

Because of this, I was very pleased to be invited to participate in the “Decolonization of Knowledge” knowledge cafe facilitated by the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) community on the 25th of June 2020. This cafe was the last in a series of knowledge cafes leading up to KM4Dev’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

A video summary of the knowledge cafe can be viewed above. The video includes both the cafe presentations and a brief summary of the ideas proposed in the breakout rooms.

In the knowledge cafe, I was very honoured to be able to present alongside Charles Dhewa, Managing Director of Knowledge Transfer Africa. I’ve greatly admired Charles’ work on African knowledge systems, and have been pleased to publish his perspectives here in RealKM Magazine Following our presentations, smaller groups discussed key questions in breakout rooms.

Following on from the knowledge cafe, I’m now looking forward to working with KM4Dev on the KM4Dev Decolonisation Action Plan.

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