On Monday I attended an information session with DGIS/UNICEF who shared the new WASH strategy for 2016-2030. It was a very interesting session and also involved discussions on innovation. In small groups, we discussed what we could do differently and what are entry points for collaboration. Some people went into the thematic areas for collaboration, which is often the basis, and others looked more at the structures - bringing different hats together. Of course, knowledge sharing came up as a discussion point.
I was reminded again about our discussions during the Ghana Learning Tour, see https://www.viawater.nl/community/learning-tour-in-ghana-a-reflection and how difficult it is to create a space where people feel comfortable to share their knowledge.
It was raised that it matters who has access to the data, and what value we place on it? We are actually overwhelmed with information, so which type of information do you go for - which one do you trust and why? What is relevant for you? How can we have a community where don't just send information 'out there' but provide a space for discussion?
I am very curious to hear from others in the community what kind of structures/systems you have in your organisation that facilitate knowledge sharing for the purpose of improving our day to day work?