What: A one-day symposium for global health and development knowledge management practitioners to advance the science and practice of KM. Experts in KM will be facilitating workshops and hands-on sessions so you can learn about innovative tools and techniques while sharing your own successes and lessons learned.
Why: In an environment with limited resources and time, health and development professionals need to adapt quickly. Knowledge management interventions increase access to and use of relevant knowledge to improve program performance. Join us to share experiences and spark creativity and innovation in KM.
Who: The GHKC is dedicated to sharing best practices in knowledge management for global health. The group, which began in 2010, is comprised of KM professionals that come together in a collaborative forum to share tools and approaches and advance the practice of KM. We welcome everyone to the Global Health Knowledge Management Share Fair: Opportunities and Challenges – seasoned KM practitioners, those brand new to KM, and everyone in-between.
Opening Plenary Peggy D’Adamo, IT/KM Advisor, USAID Global Health Bureau, Office of Population & Reproductive Health
Stacey Young, Senior Learning Advisor, USAID Bureau for Planning, Policy, and Learning
Morning Break Knowledge Share Fair Marketplace
Come and learn about the latest and greatest in international development knowledge sharing from your peers at the Knowledge Share Fair Marketplace! The Marketplace will feature 16 diverse organizations and projects all showcasing innovative approaches to knowledge sharing with hands-on demonstrations and takeaways.
Find out more about how social media can be used for knowledge exchange from IntraHealth, Digital Development Communications, the K4Health project, and the KDMD project.
Collaborate with your colleagues in interactive online spaces like the CORE Group’s Community Health Network, USAID’s Agrilinks and Learning Lab websites, K4Health’s Global eLearning Center, IntraHealth’s Global Resource Center, the Pan American Health Organization’s knowledge sharing platform, and the Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Network Portal.
Discover how you can effectively incorporate multimedia into your work taking examples from the Population Reference Bureau, the K4Health project, FHI 360’s FACET project, and the MLE Project for Urban Reproductive Health Initiative.
Learn more about innovative tools from Handicap International, the Futures Group, the mHealth Working Group, Global Health: Science and Practice Journal, and UNICEF’s Inter-Agency Task Team.
Morning Breakouts So What? How are KM interventions making a difference in global health and development programs?
KM is a multidisciplinary field that has recently emerged as a key global health and development intervention. Yet while global health and development professionals agree that KM plays a key role in programs, the literature is slim regarding the specific impact that KM programs can have on outputs and outcomes. One step to improving measurement is to agree upon a theory of change and to benchmark programs against a consistent set of indicators. This interactive panel presentation will explain key components of KM interventions and will demonstrate how participants can better measure their KM efforts. Panelist will also provide case examples of rigorous KM evaluation designs and discuss how others can replicate these types of designs in their programs.
Five-Minute Presentations on KM Tools and Approaches to Facilitate In-Country Learning
In this session, presenters will deliver three slides in five minutes to describe lessons learned from applying knowledge management tools and approaches in the field. Participants can expect to leave the session with awareness of how KM approaches are being adapted in the field to facilitate program learning during implementation, or how we can better learn during project implementation to improve our work. During the question and answer period, the facilitator, presenters, and participants will work towards an understanding of some practical ideas for facilitating meaningful knowledge exchange among program implementers.
KM Beyond Health
Come learn from your neighbors! This interactive session will feature the use of KM in sectors other than health - think agriculture, microfinance, food security, just to name a few. In this session you will hear brief presentations that present a lighthearted look at failures and how the health sector can learn from what others have experienced, how challenges were overcome, and tools and techniques that have worked. Invited experts will facilitate conversations including communities of practice, social media, after action reviews and activity reviews for learning and impact, webinars, video, and learning networks featuring field level practitioner learning.
Net-mapping for Knowledge Exchange
Net-Map is an innovative approach to achieving results in complex projects where many different interests influence the outcome. Net-Map is a stakeholder network mapping tool that engages participants to discuss and draw who the relevant actors are, how they are related in formal and informal ways, what drives them and how strongly they can influence your results. We will discuss how Net-Map has been used for project planning, stakeholder engagement and participatory evaluation in the public health sector and explore with you how it could fit in your own context.
Lunch Knowledge Share Fair Marketplace
Afternoon Breakouts Measuring more than “Likes” and “Follows”: Maximizing the potential of social media for knowledge management
Are you using social media for knowledge management? Curious about how best to measure your engagement? Come learn what works for the experts and what their best practices are, then share your experience in this interactive session. In small group conversations, participants will discuss measuring social media, using social media for internal and external knowledge management, benchmarking your social media activities, and developing a strategic social media presence. At the end of the session, the key takeaways from the small groups will be shared with all session participants to help improve the way all of us use social media for knowledge management.
Help is on the Way: Peer assist for communities of practice
This highly interactive workshop will connect members and managers of communities of practice to exchange ideas and trade tools for maximizing CoP potential. CoP in all organizations and technical areas face similar challenges. Participants in this session will leave with practical tools and ideas and will feel connected, optimistic, and empowered to maintain and facilitate communities of practice.
The Intersection of KM and Health System Strengthening
Participants in this session will earn a shared understanding of how knowledge management affects the WHO health system strengthening building blocks. Presenters will discuss a case study of using knowledge management to strengthen the health system in Malawi. Participants will form small groups to discuss ideas about how and where KM plays a role in the WHO health system strengthening building blocks. Major ideas will be shared with the entire group to form a shared cadre of next steps.
Health Information Needs: Tools to assess knowledge gaps
This interactive workshop will introduce the concept of a Health Information Needs Assessment (HINA) and provide illustrative examples of HINAs conducted in a variety of international settings. Participants will leave with an understanding of various methodologies as well as tools and examples that can guide them as they conduct HINAs for their own projects.
Mixology: Blending eLearning with other learning approaches
Trainers and educators often encounter a dilemma similar to those faced by office managers and executives: live or virtual training? The options for delivering education materials virtually have never been greater and more attractive. The way formal learning will be delivered and consumed in the future is generating thoughtful debate. At K4Health we place a heavy emphasis on eLearning but recognize that a mixed approach is often needed. The K4Health Blended Learning Guide explains how Global Health eLearning Courses (GHeL) courses can be strategically and systematically combined with other learning activities to increase application of new knowledge in the workplace. Using this Guide as a framework for our presentation and small group work, we will leave participants with the knowledge on how to enhance their learning programs with a blended learning approach.
Afternoon Break Knowledge Share Fair Marketplace
Closing Plenary Ellen Starbird, Deputy Director, USAID Global Health Bureau, Office of Population & Reproductive Health
When & Where
Global Health Knowledge Collaborative
The Global Health Knowledge Collaborative is dedicated to sharing best practices in knowledge management for global health. The group, which began in 2010, is comprised of KM professionals that come together in a collaborative forum to share tools and approaches and advance the practice of KM.