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What makes you use social media?

November 19, 2014 Blog-Admin1 Learning Elsewhere

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

My personal social media storyUntil recently, I was reluctant to invest time into the use of social media. This is the story of how and why I became an active user of social media content. What can we learn from it for the use of social media in our work?

Corinne Sprecher, Agridea.

My personal social media story

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Twitter for Sharing and Learning – an Introduction for Beginners

November 27, 2013 Blog-Admin1 Methods & Tools

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Have you ever thought about starting to twitter? Are you still wondering how Twitter works? Then this  2‘53‘’ video is the right starting point. It explains the basics.

By Nadia von Holzen, SDC with the support of Nadja Schnetzler, Word and Deed; Nadejda Loumbeva, Helvetas-Intercooperation; Daniel Stoller-Schai LerNetz (more…)

Where the action is – with learning apps

October 30, 2013 Blog-Admin1 Learning Elsewhere, Methods & Tools

Rating: 2.7 out of 5

 Katrin HansDaniel StollerLouisa Nigg

 

 

 

Mobile devices are booming. Around the world, in the global South, North, East and West people are using smart phones. And with the mobile devices apps are becoming more and more popular. Learning apps are an ideal form of learning for “homo mobilis”, the mobile human being. For example on Human Rights: Do you know what Human Rights Watch does? Or where the original manuscript of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is kept? Learning apps link theoretical and historical knowledge to actual events.

By Katrin Hans, Daniel Stoller-Schai and Louisa Nigg, LerNetz, Switzerland (more…)

Ideas for a more agile practice of learning lessons

October 02, 2013 bit-wartung Learning Elsewhere, SDC Experiences

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

The KM4dev discussion: Lessons Learned – The Loch Ness Monster of KM made us think about our own practice of drawing and using lessons learnt. Our conclusion: We need a more agile practice of drawing and using lessons learnt.

By Manuel Etter and Nadia von Holzen, SDC

Lessons Learnt

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“Out of the box” – a popular metaphor for thinking afresh

September 04, 2013 bit-wartung Methods & Tools

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When our thinking and solution finding gets stuck we feel that some “outside the box thinking” could bring us inspiration and insights.

By Nadia von Holzen, SDC

 

 

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My favourite translater / translation helper / translation help!

June 26, 2013 bit-wartung Methods & Tools

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

One of the many advantages of the Internet, is the offer of free online-dictionaries. My absolute favourite and a tool that I use very often is Linguee. (more…)

Train your gut feeling through continuous learning!

March 06, 2013 bit-wartung Learning Elsewhere, Methods & Tools

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Complex situations resist our analytical capacities, they are unpredictable. In these situations, we cannot base our decisions on data. Hence, our decisions often based on intuition, gut feeling, and rules of thumb. Through continuous learning, we can train our intuition and become better equipped to manage our projects in complex environments. (more…)

What is learning?

February 20, 2013 bit-wartung Learning Elsewhere

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By Nadia von Holzen, SDC

Learning has many facets, colours and forms. Tracey Martin wrote a poem on his very personal personal reflection on learning, what it means to him, how it happens and how incredible precious it is.

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Why is „Manejo Integrado de Plagas” the number one download from SDC Websites

January 23, 2013 bit-wartung Learning Elsewhere, SDC Experiences

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The importance of knowledge brokers for learning in SDC or why “Manejo Integrado de Plagas” (in engl. Integrated Pest Management) was the most downloaded document of SDC websites. (more…)

Disassembling Change: How to manage change processes?

November 07, 2012 bit-wartung Learning Elsewhere

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For you as development professionals change is your daily basis. You aim for, provoke and witness change processes. You steer projects and manage programmes. You take care that you partner organisations are strengthened. You are part of changing teams. Have you ever thought about what change is for you? And what it needs to effectively support change? (more…)

Learning in Brunnen – Some Reflections from the Seminar of Coordinators

August 29, 2012 LND SDC Experiences

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Manuel FluryManuel Flury reflects the Seminar of the Coordinators from a learning perspective and comes to the conclusion that the Seminar was not a learning event and had no learning agenda; nevertheless important learning happened as the most important side event. (more…)

Learning on the job with Rana Warrad Sandouka

July 10, 2012 LND SDC Experiences

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Rana Warrad Sandouka As with many things knowledge management starts with ourselves. Today’s interviewee Rana Warrad Sandouka talks about her personal strategies, about knowledge sources and networks supporting her in daily work.  Rana Warrad Sandouka has been working with the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) Gaza and West Bank based in Jerusalem since August 2005 in the position of a National Program Officer. Rana’s background is in International Relations and Diplomacy. Her previous working experience was characterised by assignments with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Palestinian Ministry of Labour (MoL), the Palestinian Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation and Birzeit University in West Bank. Being member of the Employment and Income Portfolio team at the SCO Gaza and West Bank, she is developing, monitoring and supervising a number of development cooperation programs related to economic issues in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. (more…)

Strolling along the Border between Implicit and Explicit Knowledge Management

June 12, 2012 LND Methods & Tools

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Ernst BolligerMake implicit knowledge explicit und thus accessible to everybody! This is a request I often come across dealing with knowledge management issues. In how far is this possible? Kitchen recipes make it clear: Basic knowledge and skills can be described, but what about mastery skills? There are limits in transforming implicit into explicit knowledge. (more…)

NEWS & TRENDS June 2012

June 06, 2012 LND Methods & Tools

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HIGHLIGHT

Innovation. It all starts with an idea.

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6 Questions to Yonas Mekonen

May 15, 2012 LND SDC Networks

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Yonas MekonenIn our interview series “6 questions to…” we ask people from in and around SDC and the KM world the same 6 questions. Our goal is to offer insights into different working methods, different ways of looking at individual and institutional learning, and different ideas and opinions on how to make organizations more efficient… And, along the way, to hear interesting stories and experiences our interviewees have in store! (more…)

6 questions to Urs Jan Ammann

January 10, 2012 LND SDC Experiences

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Urs AmmannIn our interview series “6 questions to…” we ask people from in and around SDC and the KM world the same 6 questions. Our goal is to offer insights into different working methods, different ways of looking at individual and institutional learning, and different ideas and opinions on how to make organizations more efficient… And, along the way, to hear interesting stories and experiences our interviewees have in store! (more…)

Learning on the job with… Shakarbek Niyatbekov

November 29, 2011 LND SDC Networks

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Interview by Carsten Schulz, Agridea

ShakarAs with many things knowledge management starts with ourselves. Today’s interviewee Shakarbek Niyatbekov talks about his personal strategies, about knowledge sources and networks supporting him in daily work. He is working at the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) in Tajikistan since 2005. He started as a project manager at the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the SCO in Tajikistan. Later on after integration of the PIU into the main office he continued his work as National Program Officer responsible for the Rule of Law / Access to Justice projects funded by SDC in Tajikistan. (more…)

11 questions to… Angela Oberholzer

September 27, 2011 LND SDC Experiences

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11.09.28_Angela_OberholzerIn our interview series “11 questions to…” we ask people from in and around SDC and the KM world the same 11 questions. Our goal is to offer insights into different working methods, different ways of looking at individual and institutional learning, and different ideas and opinions on how to make organisations more efficient… And, along the way, to hear interesting stories and experiences our interviewees have in store!

Today: Angela Oberholzer, Finance Officer, SDC Division of Corporate Financial Planning and Consulting. (more…)

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Learning on the job with… Enkh-Amgalan Tseelei

September 20, 2011 LND SDC Experiences

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Enkh-Amgalan TseeleiAs with many things knowledge management starts with ourselves. Today’s interviewee Enkh-Amgalan Tseelei talks about her personal strategies, about knowledge sources and networks supporting her in daily work. As National Programme Officer (NPO) she has been working in the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, from April 2005 to September 2010. Since September 2010 she is manager of the Green Gold Project of SDC Mongolia. (more…)

11 questions to…Anandsaikhan Nyamdavaa

August 09, 2011 bit-wartung SDC Experiences

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Blog Foto Anand NYA blackwhiteIn our interview series “11 Questions to…” we ask people from in and around SDC and the KM world the same 11 questions.
Our goal is to offer insight into different working methods, different ways of looking at individual and institutional learning, and different ideas and opinions on how to make organisations more efficient… And, along the way, to hear interesting stories and experiences our interviewees have in store! Today: Anandsaikhan Nyamdavaa, National Programme Officer (NPO), Swiss Cooperation Office Mongolia. (more…)

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11 Questions for…Helene Budliger

June 21, 2011 bit-wartung SDC Experiences

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Helene Budliger bulletin I09 In our interview series “11 Questions for…” we ask people from in and around SDC and the KM world the same 11 questions. Our goal is to offer insights into different working methods, different ways of looking at individual and institutional learning, and different ideas and opinions on how to make organisations more efficient… And, along the way, to hear interesting stories and experiences our interviewees have in store!
Today: Ms Helene Budliger, Director General,  Directorate for Resources, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) (more…)

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11 Questions to … Manuel Etter

May 18, 2011 Manuel Flury SDC Experiences

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manuel_etters-wIn our interview series “11 Questions for…” we ask people from in and around SDC and the KM world the same 11 questions. Our goal is to offer insights into different working methods, different ways of looking at individual and institutional learning, and different ideas and opinions on how to make organisations more efficient… And, along the way, to hear interesting stories and experiences our interviewees have in store!

Our fifth interviewee is Manuel Etter, Swiss Country Director in Kiew and designated Head of the Learning and Networking Division from 1  October 2011. (more…)

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