Welcome

Knowledge for Development Partnership

Welcome at K4DP (Knowledge for Development Partnership), which was founded under Austrian law at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 3 April 2017 during the “Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference”. 

We are a non-profit organisation (NGO) which  promotes the global advancement of peaceful, wealthy, sustainable, and inclusive knowledge societies, fosters global knowledge partnerships for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and implements the Agenda 2030. 

With partners from all over the world, K4DP aims to localize and implement the global Agenda Knowledge for Development.

Joint Centre for Knowledge Sciences at International University of Management and Khatam University are  established! 

The Launch of K4DP´s School of Knoweldge Sciences was a great success, and we are very happy to announce that at the same time, the launch of the two Joint Centres for Knowledge Sciences at the  International University of Management, Namibia, and  at Khatam University, Iran, could be celebrated.

The KM Award 2020 and Launch Ceremony was a  milestone in the further advancement of K4DP  and  Kimiz Dalkir as well as UNICEF could be celebrated as winners of the Knowledge Management Award. Additionally, FSDZ Financial Sector Deepening Zambia received the Golden KM4D Award, a recognition of implementing KM according to the KM4D Framework with the outstanding achievements in linking it with Financial inclusion in Zambia and playing the lead role in the FSD Network through KM. 

KM Award 2020 and Launch Ceremony

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Getting deeper…

About us

K4DP aims to include stakeholder groups from all over the world to create, drive and implement the Agenda Knowledge for Development for better knowledge sharing and collaboration, increased competence in knowledge management, and better conditions for individual knowledge work.

National knowledge partnerships have been established to localize the agenda and set local, national and regional initiatives. Communication platforms are established to bring together the K4D community to learn, share, and perform better together.

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Agenda for Knowledge Development

The Agenda is aimed at providing a universal knowledge framework offering guiding principles, nurturing the dialogue on knowledge, strengthening global knowledge ecosystems and, ultimately, contributing to
better success in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of  the United Nations.

Based on the statements of 130 experts and representatives of multi-stakeholder communities, this Agenda has been presented in its current version in April 2017  at the UN Office in Geneva.

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School of Knowledge Sciences

The School of Knowledge Sciences provides academic education and training, research, communication and outreach as well as art activities. The global faculty includes world-leading experts and practitioners. The K4D Challenge 2021 will be the flagship programme combining education/training with real action and outreach, grounded in research and collaborating with artists. 

The School of Knowledge Sciences is acting in cooperation with academic institutions, some of which are establishing Centres of Knowledge Sciences at their campus.

Statements  for the Agenda K4D

What our Agenda contains

Mamun Rashid

Mamun Rashid

Managing Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bangladesh

The concept of knowledge management is actually as old as the human civilization itself. There is no denying the fact that the generation, accumulation, sharing and utilization of knowledge has been the fuel that powered the advancement of mankind.
Modern day knowledge management (KM) refers to the structured process of creating, storing, protecting, using and sharing the knowledge and information of an entity.

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Syed Ishtiaque Reza

Syed Ishtiaque Reza

Editor in Chief, GTV

Bangladesh economy has experienced tremendous growth in some selected industries such as readymade garment, leather, food-processing and service sector like information technology over the last two decades. The country also made considerable progress on reducing extreme poverty measured by 1.9 USD per day.

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Inam Ahmed

Inam Ahmed

Editor The Business Standard

Since SDG is a global collective commitment to make life better free of poverty, hunger and to establish equality, access to resources and better environment, the effort to achieve this is quite a lofty task especially in the backdrop of the covid-19 pandemic situation.

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Syed Khaled Ahsan

Syed Khaled Ahsan

The World Bank Office in Bangladesh

Knowledge and development are complementary to each other. The connotation of knowledge is broad in the context of development. There is a need for a culture to be patronized by the state and a habit by its citizens to live in a knowledge based society. In the time of deadly corona virus, it is more necessary than before.

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Success Stories

Reports from all around the world

Learn more about our successful projects all around the world.

Next Level Academy founded

Next Level Academy founded

Vienna, 27 August 2020. Youth is a key actor in societal transformation. Evidently they play a key role in the advancement of knowledge societies....

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Kenyan Knowledge Agenda

Kenyan Knowledge Agenda

At the global K4DP Conference 2019 at the UN Office in Nairobi, K4DP and the Kenyan Ministry of Devolution and ASALs joined forces to develop a...

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News

What is happening right now

Syed Khaled Ahsan

Syed Khaled Ahsan

The World Bank Office in Bangladesh

Knowledge and development are complementary to each other. The connotation of knowledge is broad in the context of development. There is a need for a culture to be patronized by the state and a habit by its citizens to live in a knowledge based society. In the time of deadly corona virus, it is more necessary than before.

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Dr. Ali Riaz

Dr. Ali Riaz

Professor, Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University and Non-resident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council, USA.

Politics is essentially a process of comprehending the rights as citizens, understanding the responsibilities, exercising these rights and fulfilling these responsibilities even in adverse situation, and engaging in endeavors for common good – individually and as a community.

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Sumaiya Khair Ph.D.

Sumaiya Khair Ph.D.

Professor of Law, University of Dhaka
& Adviser, Executive Management, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)

For years now, legal reform initiatives have been focusing on empowering the poor and the marginalized to make strategic use of the law to access justice. However, these have not always delivered the desired outcomes primarily because in many cases, this was done by simply grafting borrowed ideas from alien legal cultures without tailoring the responses to the socio-legal realities and without addressing in full the contradictions inhering in the economic, political and structural processes in a given society.

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Dr. Md. Golam Rahman

Dr. Md. Golam Rahman

Former Chief Information Commissioner, Bangladesh

Communication is one of the major components of behavioral and societal effort to perform a specific purpose. Knowledge is also an essential resource for the development of societies all over the world. Knowledge sharing has a very close link to communication in data, information and knowledge exchange process.

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Become part of it!

Sounds like a great idea? Become a member of K4DP and help to make knowledge available worldwide!

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