km4dev Knowledge Cafè n. 18 "Opportunities and challenges in research and knowledge management for young people." - Thursday, 19.08.21 - 4.30pm IST #knowledge-cafè

Srividya Harish

Knowledge Cafe - 18 "Opportunities and challenges in research and knowledge management for young people"


KM4Dev invites you to a Knowledge Cafe on the 19th of August at 14:00 (East Africa Time) to discuss and share opportunities and challenges that young people face when it comes to research or any other Knowledge Management field.

 This Café is a precursor to the launch of a KM4Dev Youth Leadership Forum planned for October. There are more young people in the world today than ever before, 1.3 billion of them living in developing countries. Yet, there is minimal youth representation in the area of knowledge management, both in generating new knowledge through research, managing knowledge for evidence generation and proposing alternative models. There are some commendable efforts to open pathways for more youth participation and engagement. For example, the Youth2030: The United Nations Youth Strategy has five key priority areas, one of which “A Knowledge and Innovation Pioneer” relates to knowledge management (KM) and innovation. ILO has a Knowledge Management Facility running since 2010 managed by its Youth Employment Programme and other initiatives by International and National NGOs are working to involve youth in knowledge development, collaboration and sharing. However, at the individual level, it is still quite difficult for young people, especially from the Global South, to clearly understand what knowledge management is about and be confident about opportunities for employment in this practice.

The upcoming Knowledge Café will seek your engagement to co-create a charter for the KM4Dev Youth Forum after mapping the opportunities and challenges ahead. We also invite all interested young people (and elders interested in youth affairs) to be part of the km4dev community.

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