Kandeh K. Yumkella
Former Under Secretary General, United Nations, and Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for all
The present is the future; what we do today determines our future. The fact that around 80 percent of the global population will soon live in cities is reason enough to convert cities into knowledge hubs, serving as potential sources of rekindling new sources of dynamic growth, with an accent on economic efficiency, ecological compliance, social inclusion and spreading the positive spillovers on rural areas. The knowledge management initiative, with a priority focus on an interactive framework between cities in a win-win scenario for mutual benefits, is worthy of appreciation. I wish Dr. Andreas Brandner, General Manager, KMA Knowledge Management Austria and his team well in their endeavour to use knowledge management as a potential source of wealth creation.