This case study details the e-Knowledge Public Domain project that aims to extend the use of Community e-Centers in the Philippines from simply being a means to access information to becoming local knowledge production centres. The strategy is to develop appropriate ICT skills in communities to enable community members to create relevant digital content.
content and knowledge management
This paper is a technical study of three cases of community-based content development in the Philippines, namely: 1) the Molave Development Foundation's production of the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Modules with the Maguinda Community; 2) the participatory video projects for the community by the University of the Philippines' College of Social Work and Community Development, PATAMABA and Sony Japan; and, 3) the e-Knowledge Public Domain Pilot Project in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City by the Philippine Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), UNESCO and Intel.
The handbook contains ICT4D initiatives of selected South Asian organisations covering key aspects of their activities including impact, innovation, partnerships, management as well as the challenges they face in implementing their ideas. The information gathering approach and preparation of the cases were designed in such a manner so that readers and users can easily understand the ideas behind the models and can make comparisons across models.
The paper explores ways to improve information capacity building activities in developing countries. Focusing on the capacity building process, it presents some principles and key questions for actors in this area. The paper argues that capacity ‘building’ efforts should be organized around partnerships where mutually beneficial relationships are fostered and capacities are mobilized and shared.
This guide is written for practitioners who are working with different models of individual and institutional knowledge collaboration. It aims to capture the details of network operations and management; and discuss what it really takes to help knowledge networks achieve their potential.
This guide answers the following questions:
This paper seeks to examine more closely the roles that young professionals play in knowledge networks; determine what their contributions are; determine what they gain from the network experience; uncover obstacles to their work; and make recommendations to strengthen their participation.
The paper examines whether the concept of social capital can be applied to facilitate our understanding of online networks in development. It first argues that knowledge and learning are important to development and development actors. Much of the knowledge generation and social learning in development takes place in networks. These networks, now increasingly going online, thus have an important role to play in facilitating social learning and the improvement of development practices.
APDIP e-Note 5 – Building Online Communities of Practice: The International Open Source Network Model
This APDIP e-Note discusses the approaches, tools and technologies used by the International Open Source Network to build a participatory, sustainable and ever-expanding community of practice around issues related to free/open source software, open content and open standards.