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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    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.

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