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Within the USAID WA-WASH project (2011-2015) knowledge management (KM) is a cross cutting activity. The implementation of WA‐WASH will generate information and knowledge. For better sector performance, this information has to be collected, managed and made assessable, and knowledge has to be shared. For details on the WA-WASH project the reader is referred to excerpt of the WA-WASH Technical Application on activity 4.3 in the annex.  This working paper elaborates on the various project management conditions and necessary start-up activities needed to make KM in WA-WASH a success. The first paragraph sets the scene and typifies the WA-WASH project. Then the project processes are elaborated on to be followed by a discussion on the IT infrastructure supporting the flow of information, connection to channels to communicate through which will lay the foundation for learning.  In the next paragraph on process documentation we explain how this activity is built in the KM processes as described in the WA-WASH Technical Application. To make KM more tangible a theory of change is presented linking the WA-WASH KM activities to change, project success, e.g. better WASH sector performance. This working paper concludes with a discussion on solutions to support KM adequately and effectively, not only during, but also after the project finishes living up to the credo ‘KM in WA-WASH and beyond’.  [authors abstract]

This is a USAID West Africa Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program (USAID WA-WASH) publication.

TitleKnowledge management for WA-WASH and beyond
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPels, J.
Secondary TitleWorking paper WA-WASH KM
Volume1
Pagination26 p.; ill.; tab.; fig.; scheme's
Date Published2012-09-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Abstract

Within the USAID WA-WASH project (2011-2015) knowledge management (KM) is a cross cutting activity. The implementation of WA‐WASH will generate information and knowledge. For better sector performance, this information has to be collected, managed and made assessable, and knowledge has to be shared. For details on the WA-WASH project the reader is referred to excerpt of the WA-WASH Technical Application on activity 4.3 in the annex.  This working paper elaborates on the various project management conditions and necessary start-up activities needed to make KM in WA-WASH a success. The first paragraph sets the scene and typifies the WA-WASH project. Then the project processes are elaborated on to be followed by a discussion on the IT infrastructure supporting the flow of information, connection to channels to communicate through which will lay the foundation for learning.  In the next paragraph on process documentation we explain how this activity is built in the KM processes as described in the WA-WASH Technical Application. To make KM more tangible a theory of change is presented linking the WA-WASH KM activities to change, project success, e.g. better WASH sector performance. This working paper concludes with a discussion on solutions to support KM adequately and effectively, not only during, but also after the project finishes living up to the credo ‘KM in WA-WASH and beyond’.  [authors abstract]

This is a USAID West Africa Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program (USAID WA-WASH) publication.

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