A simple KM and communication strategy… with double focus on the context


A lot of KM strategies end up in the dustbin. Or in the cemetery of good ideas that never took off. There are many reasons for that, explored and explained ad infinitum in the KM world. I’d like to zoom in on two of them though: From the inside, the KM strategy may be disconnected […]

Summer tweets in the feverish heat


While recovering from a virus I contracted in West Africa, blogging is again put a little bit on the back burner, in spite of lots of ideas for topics to blog about. I’ll keep it simple and provide a picture of my Twitter activity in the months of June and July, and hopefully blog more […]

The power of three learning approaches and their combination? Capitalising, systematising, documenting processes and experiences


Working with partners in Francophone West Africa always feels to me as a refreshing experience – except perhaps in a meteorological sense. It puts the concepts, approaches and tools we play with from my IRC base in the Netherlands in stark contrast with the local reality on the technological, conceptual and linguistic side of things. […]

Learning for sale in the WASH sector


It’s common: innovation and change never comes alone, it comes in clouds, or bubbles. But before bubbles appear, one’s been blowing in the water like crazy and nothing happens – or perhaps only shy ripples on the surface. This is what happened with the resource centre development work that our partners and us have been […]