News.Mar 25, 2011

Knowledge Management Workshop in Manta, Ecuador 21-24 March, 2011: Exchanging experience and developing ideas for future activities

The MDG-F funded Knowledge Management on Democratic Economic Governance gathered representatives from ten of its eleven country programs at a knowledge management workshop held in Manta, Ecuador, 21-24 March 2011. This was a way for the programs – working with similar concerns in water supply and sanitation – to learn about each other’s activities and to build relationships for future exchange.

The participants, coming from UN and governmental agencies and some local authorities, presented innovative approaches that they were using, e.g. on how to develop the understanding between water service providers and users, or how they work with strategic planning or to develop effective monitoring systems, or with participatory methods to reach indigenous communities (read more about Valuable experiences). On the last day, participants develop ideas and mini-proposals which will form part of the future knowledge management work, aiming to analyze and document valable practices, innovative approaches and lessons learned for the benefit of ongoing implementation and future initiatives.

At the workshop each programme gave a presentation about their objectives, activities and progress. External resource persons also gave presentations about gender and anti-corruption. See powerpoints (Eng):

  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua (Spanish)
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Gender

The workshop was a fully bilingual event, thanks to simultaneous translation by Samuel DuBois and Emilio Pallares. Translation of workshop report and JP powerpoints by Samuel DuBois