By Elias Banda
ADRA Malawi management has amplified its quest for setting up the knowledge management systems within the organization structures. Recently ADRA Malawi hosted the regional Action for Social Change (ASC) Program regional workshop at the Lake Shore District of Mangochi involving Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Malawi.
The 5-day workshop, facilitated by Denmark was a follow up of the initial knowledge management workshop held in Lilongwe in November, 2012.Â One of the objectives of the workshop was for participating countries to share best practices and learn from each other.
|KM session in progress at Nkopola Lodge|
During the workshop, countries made presentations on their progress on KM activities and ADRA Rwanda seemed way ahead with already established electronic systems of knowledge sharing. And Zimbabwe, which has just joined the grouping, is yet to set the KM systems.
ADRA Malawi staff enjoyed the management buy-in for knowledge management by the presence of ADRA Malawi Country Director Claudio Sandoval and his Deputy Micheal Usi. Speaking during the official opening of the workshop, Claudio urged participants to utilize the opportunity to explore more ways of enhancing knowledge sharing for the organizations.
|Participants enjoying boat ride on L.Malawi|
Meanwhile, ADRA Malawi has already hatched KM plans which include planed project managers meetings and annual staff meetings as knowledge sharing platforms and also banking on the opportunity that ADRA Malawi has increased its internet accessibility and provided gadgets such cameras and computers to staff.
Plans are underway to set up a working KM task force which would ensure that knowledge is created and shared across the organization.
After the workshop,Â participants got a rare treat during boat riding adventure to an island on Lake Malawi before enjoying a special dinner later in the evening.
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