Agricultural Research for Development (ARD)/USAID has invited IRC international water and sanitation centre to review the knowledge management and communication activities of the West Africa Water Initiative in a short project (referred to as the WAWI KM Project). The ultimate goal of this project is to provide WAWI with a practical knowledge management (KM) and communication strategy to disseminate and integrate the lessons learned from the West Africa Water Initiative since its inception in 2002. The present document is the KM and communication strategy. This strategy is based on the fact-finding missions reports carried out in Ghana, Mali and Niger. The recommendations and activities highlighted in this report hopefully provide useful pointers for the ongoing WAWI II project as well as any possible subsequent programme building upon WAWI. The KM & communication strategy is structured as follows: the challenges and opportunities of setting up a KM programme in West Africa; the main WAWI audiences; WAWI KM and communication objectives; activities proposed per objective; and, epilogue. Ultimately, the present strategy hopes to help WAWI create a community to connect people from various countries and communities, expressing that people are at the very heart if this strategy is to succeed. (Link)
Le Borgne, E.; Pels, J. 2010. Knowledge Management and Communication Strategy – West Africa Water Initiative knowledge Management Project. Agricultural Research for Development (ARD)/USAID, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre. 21 p.