Knowledge for Development Partnership
Welcome to K4DP – the 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) promoting the global advancement of peaceful, wealthy, sustainable, and inclusive knowledge societies, fostering global knowledge partnerships for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and implementing the Agenda 2030.
With partners from all over the world, K4DP aims to localize and implement the global Agenda Knowledge for Development.
KM Award 2022: The Winners are…
The presidium of Knowledge Management Austria and the Board of Directors of the Knowledge for Development Partnership have decided to bestow the KM Award 2022 to
Prof. Vincent Ribière – as an Individual
see his profile on LinkedIn
Asian Development Bank – as an International Organisation
see ADB´s website
KM Award 2021:
Prof. Eric Tsui – as an Individual
Green Climate Fund – as an International Organization
We gratulate the winners to their outstanding achievements!
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.
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.
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
Irina Bokova Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Knowledge is a catalyst for development. This stands at the heart of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – it is a core driver of all UNESCO’s work to lay the...
Dr. Bambang Susantono
Dr. Bambang Susantono Vice-President of Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Knowledge Management is fundamental to all aspects of development work and ultimately to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a...
Patricia Mweene Lumba
Patricia Mweene Lumba Senior Knowledge Management Officer, Sustainable Development at African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) Optimizing the Africa Knowledge Agenda for the Knowledge Society. Effective participation in the "Knowledge Society" requires,...
Leif Edvinsson Professor, University of Lund, Sweden Future knowledge societies are in an accelerating, exponential dynamic. Is it chaos or is there an intelligence pattern to be observed? An emerging approach was shared by the founder of VISA, Dee W. Hock, who labeled this...
Reports from all around the world
Learn more about our successful projects all around the world.
Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development Challenge 2022
Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development Challenge 2021
Knowledge for Development Centre at Makerere University Business School established
On the 22nd of October 2021, the Knoweldge for Development Centre at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) has been established. The Launch...
What is happening right now
Knowledge Management for Biodiversity Challenge introduced
Montreal/Vienna: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a multilateral treaty of 196 parties, almost all countries are...
Launch of the Africa Water and Sanitation KM Challenge 2022
Vienna/Abuja: K4DP Knowledge for Development Partnership and AMCOW African Minsters´ Council on Water are launching together the Africa Water and...
3rd K4D Partnership Meeting in Kenya – Towards the Kenya Knowledge Agenda, 17 March 2022
This meeting is driving the development of a Knowledge Agenda for Kenya.
Agenda Knowledge is now available in Spanish!
Vienna, November 2021 – The Agenda Knowledge for Development has been translated to Spanish by KMA Knowledge Management Associates, Dr. Elena...
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