The SDC Learning & Networking Team guides the organisation on its way to becoming a learning organisation and informs senior management about the status of learning within SDC. It facilitates internal discussions on how knowledge can be shared, lessons can be learnt, practices can be improved and how development efforts can become more effective. The Team also advises collaborators, managers and partners. It opens up and shares questions, opinions and discoveries on how good ideas and concepts can translate into improved practices within the wider community.
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The Team supports SDC’s networks, capitalises their experiences with learning in networks, manages and facilitates knowledge generation and learning projects.
We understand knowledge management and a culture of learning in Swiss international cooperation as instruments to enhance communication and participation in societal development as well as instruments to foster empowerment.
“Knowledge management and institutional learning are not ends in themselves. These activities must be in the service of the organisation as a means towards achieving its goals. The point of departure for all learning should be the intended effectiveness, efficiency and quality.”
SDC Senior Management Response to the evaluation “Knowledge management and institutional learning in SDC”, March 2009