The challenge will build appropriate capacities, establish knowledge management communities of practice for artificial intelligence and strengthen mechanisms for knowledge generation to accelerate the achievement of the CAADP Malabo goals by 2025 and the SDGs by 2030.
You will have the privilege to meet lots of participants all over the African continent1
There will be a number of workshops for the KM4AgD Challenge to help train and award participants3
Expect nothing but the best global facilitators to make the whole process easy and fun.2
KM Manager at FARA, Lecturer, Facilitator
Mr. Benjamin Abugri is a Certified Knowledge Manager and the Knowledge Management, Learning & Communications Lead Specialist at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), an apex continental organisation for the Africa Union Commission responsible for coordinating and advocating for Agricultural Research and Development. He is leading the observatory for Africa Agricultural initiative and a initiator of the Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development (KM4AgD) Challenge, and convener of the annual Africa Agricultural Knowledge Management Conference. He has vast experience in Knowledge Management, partnerships, outreach, networking, coordination, Project Management and Community Engagement. Before joining FARA in February 2017 he served as KM Manager for USAID Ghana Programmes implemented by the University Research Company and the John Snow Health Research Institute, and World Vision International. He has an academic background in Education, Accountant, M&E, Strategic & Project management and Knowledge Management. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Public Administration and Policy Management and has authored/co-authored several publications, including a Continental Data Capture Strategy for Africa, a practical guide for KM Practitioners. Benjamin is a member of several KM communities and serves on the board of the Knowledge for Development Partnership (K4DP) and the Ghana Council for Scientific Research (CSIR) Institute for Scientific and Technological Information of the Government of Ghana.
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminabugri/
Researcher at Wageningen University; Director, K4DP
Public-Private Partnership and Research Uptake Expert at Wageningen University & Research; Core team member of the km4dev Community, Co-Founder and Director of K4DP
Manager at NSSF, Kenya
Manager , Strategy & Change & Management Representative at the National Social Security Fund, Kenya. In this function having introduced the first ISO 30401 Certification (Knowledge Management) for an African organisation.
Executive Director, K4DP
Executive Director, K4DP Knowledge for Development Partnership; Managing Director of Knowledge Management Austria and global Chairman of the knowledge.city network. Advisor to companies, governments, NGOs, and International Organisations in the development of KM Strategies; Initiator of the Knowledge for Development Challenges. Founder and Director of the School of Knowledge Sciences; Director at Joint Centre for Knowledge Sciences at International University of Management, Namibia; Director at Knowledge for Development Centre at Makerere University Business School, Uganda.
Professor, McGill University
Director, School of Information Studies and Associate Professor at McGill University
Author of the bestseller “Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice”. Winner of the Knowledge Management Award 2020.
Member of the Presidium of the Knowledge for Development Partnership
we have 25 participants coming from AFAAS,ASARECA,CCARDESA,CORAF,YPARD
Crop scientist (YPARD) - RWANDA, 2022.
Etienne is a crop scientist and entrepreneur, founder of Youth Engagement in Agriculture Network (YEAN). With a background in Soil Science and a Master’s degree in Crop Cultivation and Farming systems at the Northwest A&F University in China. Etienne has a 10 years’ experience in global youth in agriculture advocacy and 8 years in rural development projects. He is a MASHAV International Agricultural Training Center Scholar in greenhouse technology, a World Bank Group Certified in Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects and a Certified Program Manager by the International Association of Project Managers. Etienne’s vision is to scale youth led models and initiatives that create opportunities for youth and women in Africa
Communications Assistant (ASARECA) - Uganda, 2022
Genevieve Apio: Communication Assistant
Ms. Genevieve Apio is the Communication Assistant, ASARECA. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Uganda Christian University, Mukono. Ms Apio is currently supporting ASARECA in the production, processing and dissemination of fast-paced communication via dynamic social and professional media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. She is an all-rounded specialist bringing on board skills in social media management, marketing, public relations, photography, ideography, graphic design, and events management. She has a certificate on integrating the TAP common framework into African Research and Extension organizations and is a certified Trainer. Before joining ASARECA, Ms Apio worked with the Parliament of Uganda as a communications intern where she was positively exposed to implementing elements of corporate communication, photography, news writing and reporting.
Biometrician (CCARDESA) - Zimbabwe, 2022.
Planning, designing and analyzing all Agricultural research experiments and surveys in Crops, Livestock, Pastures and Fisheries within the Department.
Statistical consultancy service in design and analysis of research experiments
Conducting in-service training in Statistical Methods, use of statistical packages and ICT for all research workers within the Department.
Archiving research experimental data
Compilation and production of the Agricultural Research, Innovation Development Directorate Research Projects Directory
Heading the Agricultural Research, Innovation Development Directorate Knowledge Management team.
I am currently involved in the development of a new Agricultural Research, Innovation Development Directorate website
I am the country focal person for the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA).
I am also an active member of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Services (ZAKIS) project, which is under the Zimbabwe Agriculture Growth Program (ZAGP),funded by the European Union
Communications Junior Expert (AFAAS) - Uganda, 2022
Ibenu Sharon is a communications officer with extensive knowledge of media and public relations. She is enthusiastic and extremely driven to achieve positive outcomes. Having worked previously with marketing and public relations firms, Sharon climbed her way up to now the communications expert at the African Forum For Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) with its secretariat based in Uganda. She is also supporting with Knowledge Management and Communications at the Eastern Africa Field Schools Support Hub that is currently hosted by AFAAS. Prior to that, She supported with projects research and communications at Kampala International University. Sharon is also a member of the Public Relations Assiociation of Uganda (PRAU). She holds a bachelors degree in mass communication from Kampala International University and has also obtained a training on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems Organised by FAO. Sharon is in the process of pursuing her Masters Degree in Development Communication.
Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist (ILRI) - Ethiopia, 2022.
Tsehay Gashaw is a knowledge Management and communications Specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). She has over 15 years of extensive experience in knowledge management, group facilitation, strategic communication, change management and monitoring & evaluation for agriculture and agricultural research in developing countries.
She is a dynamic and versatile communications professional. Her comprehensive understanding of communications and knowledge management includes designing, implementation and adaptation of KM, communication strategies and activities, promoting and supporting knowledge sharing and learning approaches, organizing, designing and facilitating co-creation processes both online (via social media, campaigns and e-conversations) and offline (via meetings and events), design and facilitate multi-stakeholder workshops and events, manage and develop social media tools to support innovation processes and platforms.
She has more than 15 years of broader experience working with international NGOs, private and nonprofit sectors. Tsehay holds a Master of Science in information systems management and development from American university of London and Bachelor of computer science from Addis Ababa University (AAU).