Online collaboration, dialogue and interaction – Dgroups Foundation convenes exchange at the KM4Dev July 2020 event

This year, the KM4Dev community of practice marks 20 years of active engagement, sharing, and learning.  The process kicks off with a 10-session virtual extravaganza on 2 and 3 July, 2020

It is an exciting, diverse program put together by groups of enthusiastic volunteers. Kudos to them all!

On 3 July (1300-1430 CEST), the Dgroups Foundation is pleased to contribute to this effort through a session about ‘Online collaboration, dialogue and interaction – what works in international development’.

During the session, we will take stock of developments and opportunities in online collaboration for development, applying an experience capitalization approach to identify ‘actionable knowledge’ that improves our practices.  It will also kick-off an online ‘Dgroups Dialogue’ in July where we will explore, assess and learn what works – and what doesn’t – when collaborating and acting together online.

For this workshop, we aim to catalyze discussion around 4 critical online collaboration factors identified by participants in an earlier KM4Dev Knowledge café: online platforms and technologies; online group facilitation and leadership; online engagement and participation; and building trust.

Following short introductions and icebreaker, we have invited four speakers to share short discussion-starting presentations from their experiences, covering each of the 4 critical factors. Thereafter, we form breakout groups to share and document ‘what works’ for them in online collaboration, dialogue and interaction. After a short plenary pause, we will break out again to brainstorm, the ‘changes we want for the future’ in this area.

We won’t forget to virtually toast the KM4Dev community!

Register here for the Dgroups session

complementary 2 July workshop convened by the World Bank will discuss ‘Lessons Learned from the World Bank Group: Nurturing Communities of Practice’

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