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Co-organized by the Government of Indonesia, the World Bank, JICA and UNDP the High-Level Meeting “Towards Country-led Knowledge Hubs” (10-12 July, Bali, Indonesia) will provide, for the first time ever, a forum for 200 policy makers and practitioners from 40 countries engaged in South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) to learn about Knowledge Hubs and how to strengthen their institutional capacity for SSKE. Participants will be given the opportunity to present their experiences in structuring institutional arrangements for sharing knowledge, collectively discuss the challenges they are facing, and learn about the existing tools and services to foster knowledge sharing.
The High-Level Meeting will focus on concrete SSKE implementation challenges including leadership and championship; coordination among relevant national actors; engagement in international partnerships; results-oriented implementation and smart funding of knowledge exchange.
The specific objectives of the meeting are to:
i) Discuss concrete ways to identify and systematize experiences to be shared with partner countries;
ii) Learn from a number of knowledge exchange champion countries on how they have designed and implemented knowledge hubs;
iii) Discuss key questions that arise when thinking about institutionalizing or coordinating a country’s knowledge expertise;
iv) Mark a starting point for a community of practitioners for continuous knowledge sharing and learning about knowledge hubs.
The Meeting will connect country-level experts from both the demand and the supply side of knowledge exchange, as well as provide an opportunity to link with SSKE specialists and knowledge brokers. High-level government officials with a political responsibility for making knowledge hubs work and Directors of institutions that are dedicated to sharing knowledge and know-how through SSKE will be invited to attend the event.
The Meeting will provide for two days of interactive, practical discussions on SSKE implementation. On day 1, high-level panels will explore different approaches towards effective knowledge sharing with a focus on political leadership, the enabling environment and the role of knowledge exchange as a development instrument. Day 1 will also feature the launch of Indonesia’s Blue Print on South-South and Triangular Cooperation and presentations on knowledge hub models from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa. Day 2 will feature panels and interactive round table sessions on practical knowledge hub topics. Participants will learn, amongst others, about practical questions on national coordination of knowledge and expertise, organization and packaging of knowledge supply, access to the demand side, financing, results-driven design and implementation. Participants will be able to share their experiences and challenges in implementing SSKE in a number of highly interactive round table sessions. The meeting will end with a panel that consolidates the learning and outlines ways forward to advancing the implementation of SSKE.
Field trips on the third day will provide the opportunity for participants to see first-hand how Indonesia is organizing its knowledge sharing efforts. The visits will feature remarkable development programs such as the Mangrove program and Indonesia’s large-scale community driven development program PNPM.
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Although knowledge hubs are still a young institutional model, there is already some interesting reading material for those who would like to dig a bit deeper:
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