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Knowledge Management for Development Journal

Updated: 5 October 2014

September 2014 issue now online: KM4D in Africa

We are happy to announce the publication of the September 2014 Special Issue of the journal in English and French. It comprises Volume 10, No. 2.

We are grateful for the collaboration during the process of all authors, guest editors, and peer reviewers for making it possible and for trusting their ideas, experiences and propositions to the Journal.

We hope you enjoy this open access issue covering KM4Dev experiences in Africa, with 12 articles, some in French and some in English.

On behalf of the Guest Editors for this issue, Charles Dhewa, Kingo Mchombu, Jean Mège and Gwen Wilkins

Jean Mège

This is the website of the peer-reviewed, community journal on knowledge management in development - for and by development practitioners and researchers.

This website covers the content of the KM4D Journal for the period 2005-2008, and from 2013 onwards. During the 2009-2012 period, this journal was published by Taylor and Francis and can be found at:

Volumes 1-4 (2005-2008) and 9 (2013) onwards can be found here. The Editorial team now has access to the files for the issues published during 2009-2012 and we will soon be publishing them here too.

For information on forthcoming issues and guidelines for submitting an article, kindly consult the KM4Dev wiki at

The mail address is:

Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Cummings

Senior Editors, Ewen le Borgne, Ivan Kulis, Lucie Lamoureux, Jean Mège and Denise Senmartin

ISSN: 1871-6342 (Online) and 1947-4199 (Print, when available),


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Vol 10, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents


Knowledge management for development in Africa PDF
Charles Dhewa, Kingo MChombu, Jean Mège, Gwen Wilkins 3-7


Du concept à la pratique: capitaliser des pratiques de partenariat en Afrique de l’Ouest au sein d’un réseau d’ONG françaises Abstract PDF
Jérémy Casteuble 8-18
Introduction pionnière du e-learning à l’université et son rôle dans l’élaboration de nouvelles compétences technologiques : le cas de l’EBAD Abstract PDF
Djibril Diakhaté 19-32
Fit for the Purpose? Juxtaposing global development policy discussions on knowledge sharing with African realities Abstract PDF
John Emeka Akude, Niels Keizer 33-47
La capitalisation d’expériences à l’épreuve de la pratique au Niger et au Burkina Faso Abstract PDF
Sophie Carole Treinen, Alice Van der Elstraeten, Frédérique Matras 48-65
Forestry research uptake in Cameroon: causes and threats of informal communication and knowledge sharing Abstract PDF
Sandrine Ebakisse 66-83
Appropriation de la recherche forestière au Cameroun : causes et risques de l’informalité dans la communication et le partage des connaissances Abstract PDF
Sandrine Ebakisse 84-104
Communities of practice in competitive settings: exploring the role of associations of market traders in Nigeria’s marketplaces Abstract PDF
Faith Ikioda 105-116
Institutionnalisation de la capitalisation d’expériences au PROMER, Sénégal Abstract PDF
Thiendou Niang, Hawa Sow Bousso Ndiaye 117-125
Gestion (et/ou) capitalisation des connaissances : quelles perceptions et pratiques au sein des organisations de la société civile de la région Centre du Cameroun ? Abstract PDF
Calvin Minfegue 126-139

Case studies

Terraço Aberto: a space for public debate in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique Abstract PDF
Barbara Zuzana Kruspan, Karin Voigt, Leopoldino Jerónimo 140-147


How to get a knowledge management strategy off the ground in West Africa Abstract PDF
Anne Müller 148-155

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