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
KM Manager at FARA, Lecturer, Facilitator
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.
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.
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
YPARD Africa - Ghana
Summary of Experience:
Zinabu Abdulai is an effective team leader with strategic management skills with more than 10 years of experience in the agricultural value chain, crop production, enterprise development, agricultural advisory services and training facilitation. She has conducted projects in both crop production and livestock value chain processes. She has worked as an advisor to a number of agricultural enterprises in the area of production, marketing, and business plan development. She has also worked as a training facilitator to a number of local, national and multinational development organizations in Ghana including: 4-H Ghana, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and Forum for Agricultural Research Africa (FARA).
Centre Coordinator of Technology Transfer and Partnerships
• Head of Technology Transfer and Partnerships at the Centre.
• Coordinating and implementing agricultural shows, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, symposiums and study tours.
• Documenting the inventory of available technologies on respective commodities at the Centre.
• Developing and maintaining database of agricultural technologies.
• Transferring appropriate agricultural technologies, innovation and good management practices to stakeholders.
• Strengthening research collaboration and networking with other institutions Preparing manuals, guidelines and standards for delivery of agricultural research services.
• Promoting sharing and exchange skills and knowledge on agricultural
• Establishing and/or strengthening partnerships and resource mobilization among actors along the value chain.
• Production, promotion and dissemination of user friendly communication products.
• Provide capacity building on technologies and technologies transfer approaches.
YPARD Africa - Ghana
I continue to works with various NGOs and Private Companies in rural and urban communities to enable farmers to develop profitable and sustainable business models, access competitive markets and facilitated business network and linkages in knowledge and information managements with focus on social enterprises and youth agribusiness incubation development that lead to over 200 youths and women business in Ghana and some part of Africa countries. My work experience has exposed me to both subsistence and commercial farmers in innovative business developments, social enterprise developments, youth skills development and knowledge and information managements and development communicator.
My Professional Experience in Youth agribusiness Skills Development & Communication specialists:
With experience working with Footprints Bridge International (F-BRIDGE) is registered social enterprises limited by guarantee and focuses on building sustainable businesses as well as developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Headquartered in Ghana, F-BRIDGE has offices in five other African countries, since 2017 as Digital innovation and communication strategist and rural Youth and women business development program lead.
I have supported the establishment and management of more than 90 Skilling centers in Agribusinesses, Agri-institutions and Secondary schools across the country. These are mandated to provide practical skills training, social enterprises developments coaching, business development, pre and post training coaching and mentorship and job placements in order to foster mindset change and ultimately youth employment within the agriculture sector.
As communication and knowledge information elected members for African Youth in Livestock, fisheries and aquaculture Incubation Network (AYL-FAIN) a projects or network under AU –IBAR with 55 member states of Africa Union (AU). While be volunteers and member working with of this organization like YALI Follow, Godan alumina, YPARD Ghana, AAIN, Ahaspora Mentor; Open data and farm data sharing scholar, Dels Foundation etc...
My goal is to continue develop and leverage on modern technology to aggregate, store and disseminate relevant and timely knowledge and information data useful to the development of social enterprises for rural youth and women in community developments in Africa especially in Ghana and Africa at larage.
Currently studying organizational development at Clark Atlanta University, respectful had my master’s degree in agribusiness and rural economic developments in 2019 and developments communication in 2020 in GIJ, Ghana. Hence participants’ on other training and skills that I received certificate from CTA, FAO, AAIN and related agriculture organization
AFAAS - Cameroun
Marc Ghislain Bappa Se is a Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist. He’s currently the lead consultant supporting the development of the WFDFI’s Knowledge Hub and the Cameroon Youth Initiative for Rural Development Team Technical lead that is providing support services for the development of the upcoming 2021 Africa-wide Agricultural Extension Week e-platform, organized by AFAAS.
Prior to those roles, he joined the Independent Development Evaluation Department (IDEV) of the AfDB as Knowledge Management, Communication and Events consultant. During his years of services at IDEV (2019-2021), he contributed to the production of over 20 evaluation reports, developed over 20 evaluative knowledge products, and led/supported in the organization of over 10 internal and/or widespread knowledge sharing and learning events. With more than six years of professional experience, Mr. Marc Ghislain Bappa Se also worked with other development organizations at various levels including CTA ACP-EU and FTF Africa Lead II Program.
He is member of different professional networks such as YPARD global, KM4Dev, CAMFAAS and is the Communications, Information and Knowledge Management focal person of the West and Central African Network for Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services.
He holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon.
YPARD Africa - Kenya
Accomplished and diligent professional with 9+ years of experience in training, coaching and advising
agribusiness entrepreneurs both within the urban and rural settings, providing them with the knowledge
to effectively start, grow and restructure their enterprises. Experienced in designing projects, providing implementation oversite and managing portfolio coupled with complementary and evaluative methods to assess implementation performance to improve project results delivery.
Strategist adept at aligning business goals with
solutions to drive process improvements, competitive advantage and bottom-line gains. Builds and maintains a loyal client base through strong relationship-building skills, and excels at devising strategies for increased revenues. Possesses strong organizational and time management ability; skilled in planning, scheduling and meeting deadlines. Excellent communicator; leverage technical, business and financial acumen to communicate effectively with client executives and their respective teams. Trains and mentors’ individuals to enable them reach
their potential and add value to the organization.
CCARDESA - Zambia
October 2013 -to-date - Agricultural Information Officer (National Agricultural Information Services - Ministry of Agriculture)
The National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) is a specialised information wing of the Ministry of Agriculture, whose main role is that of supporting the extension services of the ministry through the dissemination of agricultural information through the mass media. NAIS is also the Public Relations wing of the ministry. Among the main functions of NAIS is the dissemination of agricultural technical information to the rural communities with the aim of achieving the national development agenda through rural development in general and agricultural development in particular. The overall mission of NAIS is “to promote the adoption of proven agricultural technologies by small scale farmers through the use of the mass media in order to enhance the adoption of improved farming methods as a way of increasing their production and productivity.”
AFAAS - Malawi
Aubed Kang’ombe Zulu is a passionate Agricultural Extension Professional with a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Extension which he obtained from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Throughout his career he has worked as a Secondary School Teacher he also worked as Extension Methodologies officer at Lilongwe Agricultural Development Division management unit for three year and then joined Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services as Communication Information and Knowledge Management Facilitator.
He enjoys working with stakeholders in Advisory services, ranging from farmers to extension specialists, sharing knowledge and exploring great innovations in advisory services that widens outreach and promote livelihoods of farmers and foresight in Extension.