Knowledge management (KM) is a process, which involves capturing,
sharing, applying information and learning to improve performance.
It encompasses elements of research, communications, monitoring
and evaluation, management information systems, and documenting
and sharing lessons learned. However, these elements are not
seen as ends in themselves, but rather are combined strategically
and systematically to improve performance. KM thus supports people
to base decisions on available evidence.
Knowledge management is a core capability of JSI Europe. In particular,
the organisation has extensive experience of providing tailor-made
advice and technical support on knowledge management for and
among a variety of different stakeholders, including government,
private and public sectors. This includes expertise in breaking
down knowledge management models and strategies into practical
systems and day-to-day functions. These enable the capturing,
sharing and use of knowledge and are appropriate and realistic
for the organisation in question and its environment.
JSI Europe has designed and implemented knowledge management systems
for site-based projects, international organisations and government
agencies. Examples relating to HIV/AIDS include:
- KM support to DFID's Sexual and Reproductive Health Resource
- Knowledge management within DFID's Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS
- Mid-term evaluation of African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Programme,
Botswana (2004) – KM component.
- Getting Research Into Policy and Practice (GRIPP) project.
This project documents research related to sexual and reproductive
health issues and their impact on policy or practice.
- Reuse of Female Condom Website
- Provision of technical support to National AIDS Documentation
and Information Centre (NADIC), Uganda
- Development of a knowledge system for Naz Foundation International