NIPN-Ethiopia organizes Joint Initiative Training on Knowledge Management

NIPN-Ethiopia organizes Joint Initiative Training on Knowledge Management


ADDIS ABABA - May 24, 2024 (NIPN) - The National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN-Ethiopia), in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and a public health specialist, organized a two-day training on Knowledge Management (KM) for senior researchers, data, communications, and nutrition experts here last week.  

Opening the training, Coordinator of NIPN-Ethiopia, Dr. Aregash Samuel, said that as a research institute, our NIPN initiative is expected to deal with various important data and researches that are related to evidence-based decision-making documents. “We are of the opinion that these documents should be organized, stored, and disseminated in a proper manner. Every research outcome should also be placed and made available in a state-of the art manner. For this, we should arm ourselves with the concept of KM,” said Dr. Aregash.


She further stated that various experts in data management, communications, and research fields were invited to take the training on KM. Dr. Aregash called upon all participants to follow the training attentively.

Representing GIZ, Dr. Archana Sarkar, advisor to NIPN-Ethiopia, said that participants would take a lot from the training on KM. She expressed hope that GIZ would encourage and support similar capacity building training. 

The trainer, Dr. Tariku Nigatu, a public health specialist, is currently working for Digital Health Activity (DHA). He has accumulated 20 years of experience in the humanitarian field, 17 of which were spent with non-governmental organizations.

The trainees were made to have ideas on data, information, and knowledge, concepts behind KM, examine the ‘Do’s and ‘Don’t’s of successful management, identify the KM paradigms, learn about brainstorming, have views on models of KM, and produce success stories…

Available sources indicate that KM is the process of identifying, organizing, storing, and disseminating information within an organization. A KM system harnesses the collective knowledge of the organization, leading to better operational efficiencies. These systems are said to be supported by the use of a knowledge base.

Senior researchers, data, communications, and nutrition experts drawn from GIZ, IFPRI, and different directorates of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) attended the KM training hosted at the National Training Center of EPHI. (NIPN)