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Call for papers: ‘Uncomfortable truths: approaches to the decolonization of knowledge from development practice, policy and research’

Inviting contributions to a Special Issue of Knowledge Management for Development Journal

The Knowledge Management for Development Journal (KM4D Journal) is an open access, peer-reviewed community-based journal on knowledge management for development – for and by development practitioners, researchers, and policymakers. The journal is closely related to the KM4Dev community of practice.

The journal is currently inviting papers for an upcoming Special Issue on ‘Uncomfortable truths in international development’ to be published in December 2022. The Guest Editors for this issue are: Bruce Boyes, Jorge Chavez-Tafur, Sarah Cummings, Peterson Dewah, Charles Dhewa, Gladys Kemboi, Srividya Harish, Ann Hendrix-Jenkins, David Ludwig, Rocio Sanz, Thomas A. Senaji, Denise Senmartin, and Stacey Young.

Further information can be found in the call for papers (which can also be viewed and downloaded below). The submission deadline for title and abstract is 1 May 2022, and other key dates are listed in the call for papers.

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Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes ( is editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine (, and a knowledge management (KM), environmental management, and project management professional. He is a PhD candidate in the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Group at Wageningen University and Research, and holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction. His expertise and experience includes knowledge management (KM), environmental management, project management, stakeholder engagement, teaching and training, communications, research, and writing and editing. 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, using agile and knowledge management approaches to oversee an award-winning $77.4 million western Sydney river recovery program, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia's 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to support the sustainable management of landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.

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