Discussion: Who owns the truth?


Discussion: Who owns the truth? The role of different types of knowledge in development

Location: Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague

Date: Wednesday 24 June

Time: 13.30-17.30 followed by drinks in the ISS bar

This discussion meeting is organised by IKM Emergent Working Group 3 in order to discuss research undertaken by the Working Group to date and plans for the coming period. It is open to colleagues both within and outside the IKM Emergent Programme. To register, see information below.


13.30 A short introduction to IKM Emergent (Mike Powell, IKM Emergent) and an overview of the afternoon’s programme (Sarah Cummings, IKM Emergent/Context, international cooperation)

13.45 Who owns the truth? Different validations for personal, community, specialist, organisational and holistic knowledges (Prof. Valerie E. Brown)

Discussion in groups

14.15 World café featuring...

The state of the art of organisational knowledge management (Ewen Le Borgne, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre) Knowledge management & multiple knowledges: a multi-case study within the development sector (Paula Zirschky, to be confirmed)

The link between knowledge and policy (Simon Hearn, Research and Policy in Development (RAPID), Overseas Development Institute, UK)

15.15 Peer assist on the evaluation of knowledge management

Complexity and the implications for evaluation of knowledge management: the case of the IKM Emergent Research Programme (Dr Chris Mowles, Red Kite Partners/Complexity and Management Centre, University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Discussion in groups

15.45 Coffee/tea

16.15 IKM Working Group 3’s research plans for the future

Research project in Namibia (Prof. Kingo Mchombu, University of Namibia)

An introduction to scientometrics and possible implications for development (Dr Iina Hellsten, Athena Institute, VU University and Sarah Cummings)

Other developing plans on corporate epistemologies, networks etc.

17.30 Close


Registration To join the Discussion, kindly send an e-mail to Sarah Cummings at sarah@ikmemergent.net before 18 June 2009. For urgent matters relating to the Discussion, Sarah may be contacted at +31 6 36124974 (mobile).

Location ISS is located at Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX The Hague, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 70 426 0460

Public transport From Central Station (CS): Tram 10 (between 7:30 – 9:20am and 4:00 – 6:00pm only) or Bus 22 and 24, Tram/bus stop: Mauritskade

From Hollands Spoor (HS): Tram 1, Tram stop: Mauritskade

By car From the Utrechtsebaan until the traffic lights at the end and turn left on to Zuid Hollandlaan. At the next set of lights, choose the lane to MCH Westeinde (hospital), turn right on to Koningskade and immediately left on to Dr. Kuyperstraat/Mauritskade. After the third set of lights, take the next right on to Zeestraat and immediately left on to Kortenaerkade. The ISS is the first building on your right.