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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  • 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.

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