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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  • 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’.

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