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KM4Dev Knowledge Café 35: Communities of Practice – Breaking knowledge silos to catalyze culture change and unlock innovation

Online Zoom event, 4 June 2024, 16:00-17:30 CEST (UTC +2)

Where: Online Zoom event
When: 4 June 2024, 16:00-17:30 CEST (UTC +2), convert to your time zone
Register in advance: Get your free tickets!

Our 35th Knowledge Café will be of special interest to those engaged in the development and support of Communities of Practice (CoPs). Organized by the Community Builders Community of Practice in collaboration with the KM4Dev Community of Practice, this session features leading experts who have shaped the “Knowledge Silo Breakers,” a cornerstone in the Bank’s journey to promote collaboration and innovation through Communities of Practice.

The session will be hosted by Claudia Teixeira and Zarko Palankov, former members of the World Bank’s CoP team “Communities Reinvented,” the same team behind our previous session on the WBG CoP Toolkit. If you missed it, you can watch the recording. Please also see the KM4D Journal articles on Communities of Practice.

Join us as we host Ede Ijjasz-Vásquez, Philip Karp, and Monika Weber-Fahr, authors and editors of the recently launched book Communities of Practice at the World Bank. They will share stories and leadership lessons of how they designed and incorporated an ecosystem of Communities of Practice within a large global practice (department) at The World Bank to spur new ways of working, facilitate greater collaboration, and generate strategic results and development impact.

What are the benefits of bringing Communities of Practice to the core of organizational performance and competitive advantage? How can leaders make these communities central to the success of organizations, large and small?

This Knowledge Café is one of the sessions of the Fito Networks Festival, which connects thousands of people around the world to deepen our understanding of how we leverage relationships to change the world. Register now and spread the word among your networks so that together we can explore how we might increase the strategic importance of Communities of Practice in our organizations.

Kind regards from Davide Piga and Sarah Cummings, and also from the other members of the KM4Dev Knowledge Café team, Gladys Kemboi, Rocio Sanz, and Paul Atsu.

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KM4Dev (Knowledge Management for Development) is a global networked community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches and, who seek to share ideas and experiences in this domain.

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