Welcome to the SDC Learning & Networking Blog
We blog because institutional learning matters. Learning means being agile and keep asking questions to advance in challenging issues to fight against poverty. With this blog we want to trigger reflection and discussion on learning initiatives within SDC and from outside of SDC. Blogging is digesting. Writing about experiences, sharing discoveries and insights, asking questions is part of (personal and institutional) knowledge management.
Blogging is sharing. We blog about sharing and learning: Learning initiatives launched in the Cooperation Offices, lessons from SDC’s Networks and networking activities as well as our way of organizing and designing our virtual or face-to-face learning processes. The blog serves as window to share our learning and to bring in reflections from “elsewhere”.
The readers and the writers
The Dummies say a blog is conversation. We blog for and with SDC staff working in the Cooperation Offices around the globe or at Headquarters in Berne. We are happy to reach external readers: the partners we are working with as well as a wider knowledge management community. Around 10 people blog regularly.
Because sharing is learning we invite you to blog with us. Do you have interesting experiences on sharing and learning from within SDC or partner organizations that are of interest for others? Join us as reader and commenter; contribute to our conversation; and make our blog entries more diverse and multi-perspective. Your experiences and reflections on learning and knowledge management interest us. Write about your initiatives and challenges; share your experiences form SDC’s work or with partner organisations.
The SDC Learning & Networking Blog started in 2010. Many topics were reflected, many stories told and questions asked. Some figures: 122 posts from 41 bloggers, 125 comments from an average of 77 weekly readers (since 2nd of February 2012, as we installed Google analytics).
Figures by Jan. 2013
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Please contact us:
The Learning & Networking Blog Team
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs DFA
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
Global Cooperation – Knowledge and Learning Processes
Freiburgstrasse 130, 3003 Bern / Switzerland