Global Knowledge Partnership GKP

  • … Vision: A world of equal opportunities for all people to have access to and use knowledge and information to improve their lives.
  • Mission: As an evolving network of commercial, public and civil society organisations, GKP shares knowledge and builds partnerships to realise the transformative potential of knowledge, communication and information technologies to improve lives, reduce poverty and empower people … (about 1/2).

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About 2/2: Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) is the world’s first multi-stakeholder network promoting innovation and advancement in Knowledge and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development.

GKP brings together Public Sector, Private Sector and Civil Society organisations with the goal of Sharing Knowledge and Building Partnerships in Knowledge and ICT for Development.

GKP activities and programmes foster the innovative application of knowledge and technology to address and solve development issues in four strategic themes – Access to Knowledge, Education, Poverty Reduction and Resource Mobilisation.

GKP operates globally as well as in 8 regions: Africa; Europe; East Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; North America; Oceania and South Asia. GKP members demonstrate ideas through projects on the ground; and they influence policy at a global level.

GKP was founded in 1997. The network comprises over 100 members spanning 50 countries. It is governed by an elected Executive Committee and supported by a Secretariat based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia … //

… OUR NETWORK – Partnership Philosophy:

GKP is a membership organisation founded upon shared values and mutual respect. Members enjoy equal rights within the GKP network and are free to share their ideas, opinions and approaches to K4D and ICT4D, while remaining independent, autonomous organisations.

GKP upholds the following principles and guidelines to nurture trust-based relationships:

  • Innovation
  • Capacity Building
  • Gender and Social Equity
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSPs)
  • Participation, Empowerment and Ownership
  • Advocacy for human rights (rights-based approach)

This philosophy bonds GKP member organisations from all sectors and across all regions of the world … (full text about).

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