PAHO/WHO at the 2012 GSSD Expo on Energy and Climate Change



GSSD Expo 2012 – Solution Exchange Forum on Energy, Climate Change and Health, Youth and Women


PAHO/WHO was one of over 20 UN agencies and partners that participated in the 2012 Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo held in Vienna, Austria the 19-23 of November.  The event was hosted by UNIDO with a theme of  ‘Investing in Energy and Climate Change: Inclusive Partnerships for Sustainable Development.’   PAHO/WHO, together with UNFPA and UN Women, organized a Solutions Exchange Forum to share successful solutions addressing Energy and Climate Change and its effects on Health, Youth, and Women. Continue reading »

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Knowledge Exchange Guide for Government Officials and Country Level Practitioners Available from World Bank Institute

art of knowledge govt officialsAccording to the World Bank Institute:

“The Art of Knowledge Exchange Primer is for government officials and development practitioners who are involved in such knowledge exchanges. Identifying the right partners, planning for the exchange, making it happen and sharing the lessons can all be a major undertaking. This Primer takes the guesswork out of the process, by breaking the complexity of knowledge sharing lifecycle into simple steps and summarizing good practices…”

Published January 2013.  Full publication available from World Bank Institue website:

Link to the publication is also available in the Cooperation among Countries for Health Development document library, under knowledge exchange publications:

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World Bank Institute: Art of Knowledge Exchange – Call for Good Practices & Lessons Learned

art of knowledge call







From World Bank Institute website:

All submissions should be completed by Monday, March 18th, 2013

We are currently producing the 2nd edition of the Art of Knowledge Exchange Planning Guide Book – a practical guide for Knowledge Exchange Practitioners. In this new edition we want to showcase practitioners’perspectives from around the world: what worked, what didn’t, and what you would have done differently.

Who can particiapte?
participate if you have…

  • Connected development practitioners to new information and opportunities within countries, across countries, and regions
  • Encouraged innovation and sharing of practical experience
  • Inspired collaboration between development actors
  • Facilitated new methods for capacity development
  • Catalyzed the way other practitioners do development

If you are a development practitioner, work for an international organization, philanthropic organization, non-governmental organization, educational institution or a private sector foundation/institution, you may apply.

What is in it for you?
A number of these good practices will be profiled (in part or fully) in the new edition of the World Bank’s Art of Knowledge Exchange Planning Guide Book. The stories will also become part of an internal library of knowledge exchange. All selected participants will receive copies of the new edition of the Art of Knowledge Exchange. …”

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Knowledge Management for Health and Development Toolkit


The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

Revamped and upgraded into K4Health’s new Drupal 7 Toolkits application.


According to the K4Health Project:  “The purpose of this toolkit – which was originally launched in July 2011 – is to provide Knowledge Management (KM) practitioners and others with KM resources and tools that are practical and easily adaptable. In addition to a fresh new look, we have added features that we hope will make visiting the toolkit a more engaging experience. …”

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Country Strategies of Southern Cooperation Agencies: a Knowledge Exchange

According to the UNDP: “During ECOSOC’s Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), on 5-6 July 2012 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, UNDP sponsored a side event on ‘Country Strategies of Southern Cooperation Agencies: a Knowledge Exchange’. The aim was to highlight mechanisms for decision-making, as well as innovative partnership models and development approaches.”…


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First WIPO Interregional Meeting on South-South Cooperation on Intellectual Property (IP) Governance; Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (GRTKF); and Copyright and Related Rights

Brasilia, Brazil, August 8 to 10, 2012

  • Organizers:  WIPO in cooperation with the Government of Brazil
  • Languages:  English, French and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation

According to the World Intellecutal Property Organization: “The First WIPO Inter-regional Meeting on Intellectual Property (IP) Governance; Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (GRTKF); and Copyright and Related Rights will represent a forum to deliberate on the challenges and opportunities on issues related to IP Governance; GRTKF; and Copyright and Related Rights in developing countries and LDCs at the national, regional and international levels.  It intends to enhance the capacity of policy-makers to take decisions on the above mentioned subjects and to discuss different policy options and their potential impact on development policies. …” 

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Bali High-Level Meeting: Towards Country-led Knowledge Hubs


“WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 – At least 290 policy makers and delegates from 46 countries convened today in Bali for the High-Level Meeting on South-South Cooperation, with the theme ‘Towards Country-Led Knowledge Hubs’. 

“The objective of the meeting is to push for Knowledge Exchange in the context of South-South cooperation.  The conference discusses the opportunities, challenges, and experiences in developing and building institutions that can act as ‘Knowledge Hubs’ — centers that can compile experiences and build a more systematic network of Knowledge Exchange experts,” said Minister Armida Alisjahbana of the National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia.

Minister Alisjahbana further explained that Knowledge Exchange is a key instrument in achieving development objectives, and in strengthening national capacity.  Developing nations offer many best practices that may be adapted to suit development challenges; the challenge is how to learn and share information about these best practices. …”

Full press release can be read here:

Webiste for the meeting:

Additional information is posted on the South-South Opportunity site: 

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Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) – (19 – 23 November 2012)

Where: UNIDO Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
When: 19 -23 November 2012

The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) is the an Expo solely from the South and for the South. It showcases successful Southern-grown development solutions (SDSs) to address the need to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is designed as a concrete response to the strong commitment made by the Secretary-General and the UNDP Administrator to help the global South realize its shared aspirations for achieving sustainable and equitable development through the sharing and transfer of SDSs, with the support of the donor community and the multilateral system under innovative triangular and public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements. It also constitutes one of the Special Unit’s three global and United Nations system-wide South-South support platforms.

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Mobilizing Knowledge Networks for Development (19-20 June 2012)






When: June 19-20, 2012

Where: The World Bank Group
1818 H Street NW, Washington DC 20433

 “The goal of the workshop is to explore ways to become better providers and connectors of knowledge in a world where the sources of knowledge are increasingly diverse and dispersed. At the World Bank, for example, we are seeking ways to connect with new centers of research, emerging communities of practice, and tap the practical experience of development organizations and the policy makers in rapidly developing economies. Our goal is to find better ways to connect those that have the development knowledge with those that need it, when they need it. …”

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Introducing Knowledge Sharing KS Methods and Tools: A Facilitator’s Guide


By Allison Hewlitt and Lucie Lamoureux

 Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development as a component of the ENRAP initiative present this tool for Knowledge Sharing workshops and training.

  “… to ensure that staff at all levels are familiar with knowledge-sharing and learning processes and tools, and with the appropriate behaviours and attitudes. examples of areas that will be addressed as a priority will be the thematic networks, specific knowledge-sharing and learning tools, and the use of the information technology platform……”

 Available online PDF [132p.] at:

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