KNOW-HOW3000 News

The KNOW-HOW3000 News present posts from TAs, Sector- and Programme Coordinators and the Knowledge Management Team as well as other members of the KH3000 community about current activities and developments, gives personal insights into the projects and Partner Organisations, discusses technical topics, challenges and solutions concerning the daily life of TAs and partners and offers the opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge. The news contents therefore specifically address the HORIZONT3000 knowledge community consisting of TAs, H3 staff, Partner Organisations and Member Organisations. Contents are presented in English and Spanish to effectively reach these target groups.

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  • Nutrition and Agriculture Projects with Refugee Communities

    Published: November 23, 2021; Uganda is one of the top refugee hosting countries in the world. More than half of the refugees fled from conflicts in South Sudan and are settled in the Northern Region of the country. Frontline staffers of PALM Corps that are engaged directly in work with refugee communities share some of their key experiences.

  • We cultivated our relationships like you water plants to make them grow

    Published: November 22, 2021; GROOTS Kenya initiated in partnership with HORIZONT3000 a project called “Money Power”. The project promotes and strengthens public participation of grassroots women, youth, marginalized and indigenous people in public finance management for effective service delivery and reduced social inequalities in the two counties of Muranga and Laikipia.

  • Insights from our Agricultural Training about Seed Production in Mozambique

    Published: November 18, 2021; On the 28 and 29 of October 2021 14 technicians from 4 Partner Organisations of HORIZONT3000 in Mozambique met to learn more about “Seed Production and Commercialization for smallholders”.

  • LeMuSiCa’s First Learning Visits

    Published: November 18, 2021; On November 3 and 4, LeMuSiCa conducted the first learning visits funded by HORIZONT3000's KNOW-HOW3000 programme. First, we visited the SOS Children's Village in Chimoio. On the second day, we got the chance to get to know the organisation Girl Child Rights and their hotline "Child Speaks". Read on to find out more about the two productive learning visits.

  • Announcement: KNOWLYMPICS 2022

    Published: November 15, 2021; We are announcing the next edition of our KNOWLYMPICS with a special interest focus: Agroecology in Times of Climate Change.


    Published: October 19, 2021; Rescue Dada Centre had to make sure that the staff would ‘turn to each other’ to commonly address what they all cared about – the lives of the former street connected girls and their families. A success story about change!

  • Interview Series – TA Report with Magdalena Schneidhofer

    Published: October 18, 2021; Magdalena Schneidhofer, TA at Justice Centre Uganda, talks about her experience as a TA and all of the goals achieved and the challenges faced together with her partner organisation.

  • Interview Series – Programme Report 2020: Mozambique

    Published: October 18, 2021; Elisabeth Moder, Programme Coorindator of Mozambique and Sector Coordinator of Human Rights and Civil Society, shares her point of view on the reports 2020 with us. We talked about suprises, lessons learned and highlights that came along with the report process.

  • LeMuSiCa: Valid legal situation – a brush-up

    Published: September 30, 2021; After having participated successfully in the KNOWLYMPICS2020 with the Good Practice: "Engaging men and boys in the fight against gender-based-violence", LeMuSica used the prize money to conduct a 3-day workshop.

  • Interview Series – Programme Report 2020: Central America

    Published: September 30, 2021; We invited our colleague Kristina Kroyer, programme coordinator of Central America, to share her thoughts on the process, highlights, lessons learned and surprises with us.

  • Interview Series – Programme Report 2020: East Africa

    Published: August 31, 2021; Ulrike Bey, Programme Coorindator of Kenya and Tanzania, shares her point of view on the reports 2020 with us. We talked about suprises, lessons learned and highlights that came along with the report process.

  • Solomon Mbubi: New Member of the KM Team

    Published: September 1, 2021; The Knowledge Management Team of HORIZONT3000 is happy to introduce you to a new, motivated and highly appreciated team player: Solomon Mbubi. Solomon has taken over the coordination of KNOW-HOW3000 in East Africa and will support our Technical Advisors as well as the Partner Organisation with their KNOW-HOW3000 activities.

  • Interview Series – Programme Report 2020: Senegal

    Published: August 24, 2021; In this post Jasmin Thomas, Programme Coordinator of Senegal, shares her personal point of view on the programme report 2020 with us as well as the biggest lessons learned, surprises and highlights.

  • Launch of Resource Mobilisation Manual

    Published: August 16, 2021; On 21st July 2021 KNOW-HOW3000 launched a resource mobilisation guide to all our colleagues and partners. We have noticed that our partners in East Africa need support in increasing their capacity to mobilise resources – be it to raise funds from donors or to generate income from social enterprises.

  • Insights from our Knowledge Management Kick-off Event in Mozambique

    Published: July 20, 2021; On May 19th and 20th 2021 the team of HORIZONT3000 Mozambique met in Beira to discuss the topic of knowledge management and the knowledge management program of HORIZONT3000, called KNOW-HOW3000. It was the first time, such an event took place, and it was a great success!


    Published: June 16, 2021; The past year and the global pandemic brought many challenges for MIRIAM. We overcame most of them with a lot of solidarity, creativity, patience and understanding from all those involved.

  • Learnings from the Community of Practice “Social Enterprise Development”

    Published: June 7, 2021; CoPs have been described to be challenging to operationalize in an organizational setting and also our CoP “Social Enterprise Development” had a bumpy start but managed to be revived successfully in 2021.

  • COVID-19: Being a woman in a digital and a real world in crisis

    Published: April 13, 2021; In this text Gloria Alzate, director of our partner organisation Conciudadanía in Colombia, summarises the situation and the difficulties that women are facing in terms of COVID-19 and virtuality. She also shares a video that was made to highlight what is needed to achieve more equity and equality between women and men.

  • The KNOWLYMPICS 20/21 Winners

    Published: April 06, 2021; Ten Partner Organisations from six different countries have joined and shared ten very valuable experiences with you and the HORIZONT3000 Knowledge network.

  • Colombia: Give Peace a Chance

    Published: March 9, 2021; Michaela Söllinger is an unusual new Technical Advisor: She is the first TA ever to set out on an assignment for peace. Since november 2020, she works in Antioquia, a Colombian state, where she has joined a project run by the "Austrian Fellowship of Reconciliation" with HORIZONT3000.

  • Walking a Tightrope Under Covid-19

    Published: December 21, 2020; I went to Mozambique at the end of 2019 as an Entrepreneurship Technical Advisor. Since then, I have been working together with Young Africa (YA) apprenticeship training institutions to provide vocational training to youth and young adults in Mozambique.

  • Unlocking Potential: Talking about Knowledge Management with Mary Gatitu, Director of Rescue Dada Centre

    Published: December 9, 2020; News Report on Online Session Series “Knowledge Management for Beginners” - HORIZONT3000’s partner organisations in East Africa have a wealth of knowledge and experiences that could contribute to the achievements of their strategic goals.

  • Promoting Knowledge Management in East Africa

    Last week we completed our first KNOWHOW3000 online session series on knowledge management in East Africa! For 4 sessions, between 50 and 100 of our partners and colleagues worldwide joined together to learn more about knowledge management and to share their experiences. We were happy to see participants being excited…

  • Knowledge Management: Learning in Civil Society Organizations

    Published: November 27, 2020; Mostly people's knowledge is invisible, stored in their heads (tacit knowledge). So the question is: What can we do to make it visible, tangible (explicit knowledge) so that we can share it with our colleagues within the company or organization and learn from others' knowledge to think products, services and methods in a new way.

  • Diego Santos and Central America: “Let’s show the people that we stand with them!”

    Published: November 2, 2020; In the midst of one meeting after the other and the thorough handover process of the Programme Coordination of the Central American Region to his successor Kristina Kroyer, Diego Santos-Santiago managed to take the time to have a chat with me, answer some questions and paint a picture of the current situation in Central America regarding our two main sectors of work: Rural Development and Natural Resource Management and the strengthening of Civil Society and Human Rights.

  • KNOWLYMPICS 20/21 – Policy Dialogue

    Published: October 29, 2020; In our KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Management Programme we have developed an Experience Capitalization Process in order to promote learning and sharing processes among our partners. In order to collect the partner's experiences, we have invented the KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Sharing Games: our famous KNOWLYMPICS!

  • Solutions for living in harmony with semiarid climate

    Published: October 14, 2020; Hans Gnadlinger has been working with HORIZONT3000 for over 20 years as a TA in Brazil. At the moment he is already retired, but he keeps collaborating with national and international networks of rainwater harvesting experts.

  • The shared responsability for wellbeing of women and men

    Published: October 13, 2020; The fight for gender equality regarding treatment and opportunities is fundamental for reducing poverty and for the construction of a democratic, sustainable and equal society. That's the reason why we teamed up with ORMUSA and prepared a webinar.

  • The Policy Dialogue Manual 2019/2020

    Published: September 29, 2020; Since the beginning of the year, in the scope of our consortium project funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) we have created a print and digital version of our “POLICY DIALOGUE” manual ready for partners to read, use, share, apply, learn with etc.

  • Papua New Guinea – The End or the Beginning?

    Published: September 21, 2020; You could go on and on about Papua New Guinea and it would never be enough in order to make the country comprehensible. Time is running out and I am beginning my story, which starts at the end.

  • A day in the life of a Technical Advisor: Peter Tantius

    Published: September 15, 2020; The Knowledge Management team is always busy trying to make knowledge transfers possible and easier between members of our community. Recently, Peter Tantius, Technical Advisor (TA) in Mozambique, has supported our intentions often. He got in touch with us in order to share several documents that he thought might be of benefit for other projects as well - and we thought so too.

  • FSM and fight to save the conifers in El Salvador

    Published: August 27, 2020; We took the chance and invited Joel Candelario Saenz, the Director of Fundación Segundo Montes, to an interview that we share below. Keep reading and get to know more about the project and their new initiative.

  • Non-profit and for-profit hand in hand?

    Published: July 15, 2020; A report on the first steps towards a collaboration between organic farmers and the tourism and gastronomy sector in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve in El Salvador.

  • „Trafficking in Persons Report” Hero Award

    Published: July 8, 2020; Every year the US Department of State produces the “Trafficking in Persons Report” that asses the efforts done by governments around the globe in combating human trafficking and modern slavery. The report is one of the most important annual publications in the comparative assessment of global efforts against human trafficking.

  • Positive Parenting Programs in Papua New Guinea

    Published: July 2, 2020; In PNG, research by UNICEF highlighted the high incidence of harsh parenting as a cause of concern regarding the positive outcomes for children. Any form of violence can impact children’s development and well-being. Funding for UNICEF PNG, enabled a strong partnership with the Catholic Archdiocese of Madang to support inclusive early education, setting up integrated early childhood development schools (IECD) and parenting programs.

  • Sector Update #3: Knowledge Management

    Published: June 23, 2020; Recently there where several events, developments and topics emerging that are definitely worth mentioning. That's the reason why the Knowledge Management Team got together and summed up the most important latest news.

  • Fighting Gender-Based Violence in the Context of COVID-19

    Published: June 15, 2020; Regina Bafaki, Executive Director the Ugandan women’s organization ACFODE talks about the organization’s actions and challenges during the COVID-19 lockdown and how women are affected by the situation.

  • Covid-19 – Working Situation of TAs in Central America: Tools and Thoughts

    Published: June 8, 2020; The goal of this article is to take a closer look at the realities of the daily working routines of our TAs in the midst of the Corona crisis and at the implications for knowledge management. Since digitalization processes cannot be neglected when talking about knowledge transfer, it is also important to mention that access to technology, networks and education are a pre-condition for functioning exchanges in the digital age.

  • Triangular Technical Advisory

    Published: May 7, 2020; A Triangular Technical Advisory is a so-called south-south cooperation, in which the capacities of one of the Partner Organizations are beneficial for another one or more Partner Organizations. As a new instrument within the Technical Advisory Program this innovative concept focusses on knowledge transfer between the Partner Organisations.

  • New Internal Project Partner Database to Come

    Published: April 1, 2020; In the year 2018, HORIZONT3000 has undertaken its first intellectual capital report (Wissensbilanz). One main outcome and recommendation of it was to manage more systematically our information and knowledge about our local Partner Organisations.

  • KNOWLYMPICS… and the Winners Are…

    Published: March 17, 2020; The experiences shared within the scope of this year’s KNOWLYMPICS range from rainwater harvesting and re-utilization in El Salvador to rainwater management integrated into building and infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea. Among the submissions there were 1 Learning from Failure and 3 Good Practices.

  • SDG Intern Story: A report from Kampala

    Published: March 17, 2020; This is a report from Vanessa Scheungraber - one of our SDG-Interns, who has spent three months in Kampala collaborating in the ERI project. This is what she wants to share about her experiences there.

  • Recap & Kick off: Consortium Project Policy Dialogue

    Published: February 11, 2020; 2020 is the year that we are kicking off Phase III of the Consortium Project Policy Dialogue (PD) in East Africa. That's the reason why we came together in November last year with the involved Partner Organisations to exchange experiences, learn from each other and collectively reflect on the future and further development of the Consortium Project.

  • Senegal: Participative Research on Agroecology

    Published: February 11, 2020; Agroecology is the trending topic when it comes to sustainable and effective solutions regarding Rural Development. That's the reason why I would like to introduce you to this project about Participative Investigation on Agroecology in the Nioro du Rip Department in Senegal, which is still ongoing until the end of this year.

  • Ethiopia: Shaking rusty hierarchies and cultivating new healthy environments

    Published: January 27, 2020; Pooling our energies and concentrations on what's ahead in 2020 and beyond, gender is definitely a big issue for HORIZONT3000. That's the reason why we would like to take the opportunity and look back at the DKA and HORIZONT3000 Partner Meeting that took place in November 2019 in Arbaminch, Ethiopia, where gender issues constituted a main topic on the agenda.

  • Soil Conservation and Evaluation in Mozambique

    Published: January 20, 2020; Any sustainable farming operation will have to consider that soils are a crucial and diminishing resource in agricultural production. Soils take a long time to form (thousands of years) and can be destroyed within just a few years. Fertile land is essential for sustaining agriculture. The productivity of land has, however, decreased due to more intensive use required by a fast-growing population.

  • Presentation of the results of the ‘Gender Study’ in Central America

    Published: January 9, 2020; On October 24, after the “Campesina Family” Community of Practice meeting organized by KNOWHOW3000 in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, Dagny Skarwan presented the results of the 'Gender Analysis' of the HORIZONT3000 ADA Co-financing program in Central America.

  • Sharing knowledge on Securing Livelihoods for South Sudanese Refugees

    Published: December 19, 2020; Sharing knowledge on securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees was the theme of a recent sharing event in Arua (20.-21.11.2019), Uganda organised by the resident NGO PALM Corps together with AFARD and HORIZONT3000. The event concluded the first joint project by AFARD and PALM Corps that aimed at securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees and host communities in West Nile Region, Uganda.


    Published: November 25, 2019; have been working as a Technical Advisor at the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga, Western Province in Papua New Guinea since July 2018. Today I would like to tell you more about a project I am currently involved in. Together with local leaders of the village and women representatives, we are working on providing expanded and improved health-care service to the people of Bosset and the catchment villages.

  • Go Green With Schools

    Published: November 18, 2019; Hi, my name is Silke Goos, since November 2018 I am working with the Partner Organisation AFIRD and I would like to tell you more about our project that I am fully convinced of. The project deals with permaculture trainings in primary schools by using the ILUD approach. ILUD stands for Integrated Land Use Design.

  • Videos: Communitiy of Practice Meeting “Familia Campesina”

    Published: November 15, 2019; On October 22 and 23, 2019, participants from several HORIZONT3000 Partner Organisations from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala met at the PACAMAN Training Center (CCDA) in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. The topic of this Community of Practice (Familia Campesina - Peasant Family) was "Strategies for the promotion of agroecology facing the effects of Climate Change".

  • Comparing faith-based and secular NGOs

    Published: November 12, 2019; In the field of development cooperation, there are mainly two actors who implement projects, namely; faith-based organizations (FBO) and secular non-governmental organizations. Although both of them have similar aims, they are very different in terms of operation, still, when it comes to terms and definitions, the boundaries are often blurry.

  • KNOWLYMPICS 2019 Announcement

    Published: October 25, 2019; If you have a positive experience (good practice) or negative experience (learning from failure) related to rainwater management –this year’s KNOWLYMPICS is for you!

  • Golden Times for Knowledge Management

    Published: October 17, 2019; The KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 4 DEVELOPMENT Award Ceremony was held for the very first time last week. The Knowledge 4 Development Partnership and the Knowledge Management Austria granted the award in a festive atmosphere.

  • Sector Update #2: Knowledge Management

    Published: October 7, 2019; In this second round of our brand new series of Sector Updates, we will take a look at what’s going on in terms of Knowledge Management at HORIZONT3000.

  • Arriving on a TA assignment in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa

    Published: September 19, 2019; As Flying TAs, Agnes and I arrived in Uganda in mid-August curious to meet our new colleagues at the Regional Office East Africa (ROEA) and the various Partner Organisations we will work with.

  • CSO & Policy Dialogue: Project Evaluation

    Published: September 12, 2019; The Consortium Project “Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) & Policy Dialogue" is a three years programme funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with the aim to "Further strengthen capacities of East African CSOs regarding their policy dialogue engagement".

  • When to step forward and when to step back?

    Published: August 20, 2019; While the theory of putting the people on the ground in the driving seat is not mind boggling, in practice it is something most organizations and individuals working in international development are struggling with.

  • Sector Update #1: Rural Development & Natural Resource Management

    Published: August 16, 2019; Together with the launch of the KNOW-HOW3000 News Area, we are also initiating the Sector Update Series and I am excited to be the first one to update our Community on what the Rural Development sector is up to right now.

  • In-Country Training: A report from Central America

    Published: August 14, 2019; Before leaving Austria to start my assignment as a Technical Assistant in Central America (flying-TA) I was wondering what’s going to happen during my In-Country Training, who will I meet and what will I learn? With this article I want to share my experiences, some pictures and give a very brief overview of the projects I got to know during the ‘tour’.

  • 1 Systematisation, 3 Projects and 4 Partner Organisations

    Published: August 5, 2019; "Healing, Leadership and Agriculture for a Fair and Decent Life" - that is what brought four of our Partner Organisations in Guatemala to pair up and go through the process of a joint systematisation of their successful projects and four corresponding good practices, which we are going to present in this article.

  • Knowledge Management: Let the drawings do the talking

    Published: July 30, 2019; KNOW-HOW3000 is all about joint learning and sharing activities. Communities of Practice (CoP) pose a great space for these purposes. In this post we would like to talk about Central America's CoP and present a quick retrospective of their activities throughout 2018.

  • Pre departure – visiting the ABCstar Bloggerconference

    This blogpost might seem a bit out of topic, but I hope that on a closer look you will see it fitting in this news section. So, what happened? I attended a Conference for Blogger and Influencer, the ABCstar – Austrian Blogger Conference. I have some history with this event,…

  • Safety first – how security measures shape everyday life in El Salvador

    Published: July 8, 2019; Security measures. In the end, that were the words that made it to the title. There were a few other ones that were floating through my mind: violence, homicide rate, gang crimes – these are basically the biggest problems of this country and the main reasons that make Salvadorians assume the high risks to migrate - mostly internally within their country or to the US.

  • Climate Change Senegal: “Think Globally, Act Locally”

    Published: July 1, 2019; I got the lucky chance to talk to our dear colleague Ismael Ndao, Country Director Senegal. I was curious to learn more about the history of the successful Community of Practice in Senegal "Changement Climatique" that he is very actively involved in.


    Published: May 22, 2019; This experience has to be highlighted – and this is exactly what blueEnergy, our partner organisation in Nicaragua did. They have created an interactive platform to present the iniciative “Families and communities adapting to climate change.”


    Published: May 20, 2019; Did you already get to know the magnificent work the organisation Fundación entre Mujeres (FEM) does on a daily basis? If not, this video poses a great opportunity for you to do so. Meet the women behind the organisation and learn what their work is all about. Click below and watch the video here.


    On December 7, HORIZONT3000 together with the umbrella organization Global Responsibility and the KM4Dev Austrian Community, held an exchange forum on Knowledge Management under the titel: “Implementation of Knowledge Management, Sharing and Learning in NGDOs: Good-Practice-Examples and exemplary IT-Tools”. If you want to know more about it, check out the…


    Published: October 29, 2018; On September 24th, our member organisation Dreikönigsaktion (DKA) held a workshop about the Enabling Rural Innovation Project (ERI) with Tumaini Matutu. Tumaini supports our partner organisation Act Mara in Tanzania as a project coordinator for ERI. During the workshop she gave us some insights about the project, their work and the people behind it.


    From 25th – 27th of October we organized a knowledge sharing event in Kampala, Uganda! In total, 27 organisations from East Africa were meeting to share their knowledge and experiences on CSOs engagement in „Policy Dialogue”. For more Information on the pilot consortia project on policy dialogue visit our project map(information only available in German)! One…


    Besides Local and Regional Sharing Events for experience exchange purposes, the building of Communities of Practice (CoP) in every region is also promoted in the new project phase. CoP are groups of people who share a passion for something that they do and interact regularly to learn how to do it better. CoP are…

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