Share Fairs: Effects of Knowledge Management Techniques On Learning and Sharing in East Africa

Participatory events such as share fairs present opportunities for participants to discuss challenges and ideas to improve their work. How these events influence knowledge sharing and organizational learning capacities had not been systematically documented until the Knowledge for Health Project evaluated the facilitation and impact of a knowledge management share fair. The share fair aimed to strengthen regional networks among health and development professionals in East Africa. Key findings showed that the event effectively facilitated the learning and use of KM techniques, motivated participants to share their knowledge with their own contacts, and strengthened regional networks.

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