Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference 2017
The Global K4D Conference is aimed at the review and advancement of knowledge management practices in the field of sustainable development and presenting a new agenda to strengthen knowledge societies and economies for development. The Conference will provide insights in current practices and explore future developments in the use of knowledge management in the area of development. Knowledge is at the heart of global development. It is the critical resource for development organisations to work and collaborate successfully as well as for communities, cities, nations and regions to create wealth, quality of living, peace and sustainability. Knowledge is an essential, overarching element for the achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, and therefore requires the world´s full attention.
As a first highlight, the Joint Inspection Unit will launch its 2016 Report of the “Knowledge Management in the United Nations System.” The best practices highlighted in report and the ways and means to implement the recommendations made by JIU will be discussed by United Nations representatives and partners from the civil society organizations, private companies, academia and knowledge management professionals.
As a second highlight, the “Agenda Knowledge for Development” will be presented including the first set of Knowledge Development Goals. This Agenda, initiated by KMA and supported by a global community of thought leaders, brings a new and integrated view on the challenges and opportunities related to knowledge and provides orientation to all stakeholders in the field of development.