Make Your Experiences Count. They Can Change the World.
LET’S BRING ALL OF OUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES TOGETHER.
TOGETHER WE KNOW MORE. TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE MORE. TOGETHER WE DO BETTER.
KNOW-HOW3000 strives to help improve the work and impact of HORIZONT3000 projects through Knowledge Management. We believe in the power of sharing knowledge and experiences and making it accessible for all of our stakeholders.
We offer Knowledge Management Tools to our Partner Organisations. That way, we try to make capacity strengthening and knowledge exchange among them easier. This platform is one of the tools that help us to reach that goal.
Founded in 2007 as a new programme of HORIZONT3000, KNOW-HOW3000 has come to be a strong network of about 600 members across the globe. Together we have created a place where people gather to learn, share and build.
Its main purpose is to document, visualise and make the most relevant documents created in the scope of HORIZONT3000 projects available and accessible for our community – above all for Technical Advisors as well as Programme and Sector Coordinators.
If you have an account on the KNOW-HOW3000 platform, please make sure you are logged in. Why? You will be able to access restricted content and features that are only available for our KNOW-HOW3000 community members. Get access to our Files & Downloads, Communities of Practice, Member Search, News Area and depending on whether you are a Techical Advisor, H3 Staff or Returnee, you can accordingly enter the TA-Area, the HORIZONT3000 Intranet or the Area for H3 Friends.
The experience capitalisation methods the KNOW-HOW3000 stakeholders work with support the documentation and sharing of your organisation’s learning processes and therefore help you to work more efficiently. At the same time they help others by making your lessons learnt available to them.
You can dive right into the stories of the HORIZONT3000 Partner Organisations about good practices and learnings from failure. Whether your project deals with Rural Development, Human Rights or Education – we are sure there is a valuable experience waiting for you to be discovered.
Our experience of the month comes from our Partner Organisation Fundación Segundo Montes in El Salvador. The learning from failure experience deals with the limitations of implementing organic production processes.
The platform works as a sustainable storage for the knowledge products resulting from our projects.
It should serve our community as a tool to overcome challenges, find solutions and inspirations for their projects and exchange knowledge and experiences with others throughout their assignments. The platform also works as a hub for all the Knowledge Management activities that can be supported by IT solutions.
Hans Peter Rupilius & Diego Santos
Source: ADA Intervention Report, 2016
Ismael Ndao & Jasmin Thomas, Burkina Faso 2018
Source: Minutes of a Training
Meeting of CoP Mujeres in El Salvador, 2018
Source: Annual Report 2018
from East Africa
Jennifer Okusia, Senior Programme Officer
Cheikh Seye, ASAFODEB, Senegal
Evans Oriwo, Programme Manager at MCF Panairobi, Kenya
Andrew Peter Tamale Ssali, Equity2012, Uganda
Fundación Entre Mujeres, Nicaragua, 2019
Roberto Rodríguez Sandoval,
Fundesyram, El Salvador, 2019
LARRRI/HAKIARDHI, Tanzania, 2017
Susanne Kummer, Technical Advisor
MIRIAM, Guatemala, 2017
BlueEnergy, Nicaragua, 2018
Christian Pichler, Technical Advisor,
Karudeca & Sawaka, Tanzania, 2019
Floor van den Berg, Asesor Técnico
Fundesyram, El Salvador, 2019
Instead of reinventing the wheel, why not take a look and see what others have been doing and how it went for them?
Find experiences, systematisations, evaluations, manuals & handbooks, publications & studies and infos on sector strategies here. Save time and effort by using documents, guides and templates that the KNOW-HOW3000 members have already created for the different sectors.
We have put in place a variety of tools to assure the quality of knowledge management and capacity development within and between our Partner Organisations.
Joint-learning by reflecting on an experience and drawing lessons learnt – that is what Experience Capitalisation is all about. Systematisation, Change Stories, After Action Reviews and Storytelling are a few methods to reveal issues that are often overlooked.
KNOWLYMPICS is our knowledge sharing game, where Partners can win prizes for sharing their experiences in form of “good practices” and “learnings from failure”.
Our Communities of Practice are interest groups that interact regularly to learn more. They enable stronger networks and learning processes among organisations operating in similar areas.
Local or regional face-to-face-events, where participants discuss their activities and experiences within a previously set topic or area of work in order to learn and improve their practice.
Thanks to exchange visits our members work closer together. One (or more) HORIZONT3000 Partner Organisations visits another organisation and their projects in order to learn from their practice and methods applied.
Specific trainings are either organised by HORIZONT3000 or by Partners themselves. They complement the Partner Organisation’s work and methods, strengthen their structures and procedures and enable joint learning.
Partners might have a need for short-term consultancy in a field of expertise, but a full-time TA is not necessary. Borrow-a-TA provides short-term consultancy and allows more Partners to profit from their know-how.
Consultancies enable continuous capacity development measures facilitated by an expert for one or a group of Partner Organisation/s and can involve coaching and mentoring activities, face-to-face and distance/remote consulting services.
KNOW-HOW3000 activities are seen as part of a learning process, which includes follow-ups such as action plans or surveys. Additionally, Knowledge Management TAs are assigned to provide continous support to Partner Organisations.
The platform supports the planning and implementation of knowledge management activities and provides documents created within the network. It serves as a tool for TAs and their Partners to find solutions for their projects.
: Published: September 21, 2020:
A personal essay of a returnee
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