Equitable Approaches and Tools in Knowledge Management

Equitable Approaches and Tools in Knowledge Management

On June 15, 2023, D4I hosted the fourth webinar in a series focusing on health equity in global health monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). This webinar focused on Knowledge SUCCESS’s equitable approaches and tools in knowledge management (KM). The webinar was presented in English with simultaneous interpretation to French.

Health equity is achieved when everyone has a fair opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. MEL plays a critical role in fostering equitable global health programs and policies. High-quality data can help stakeholders better understand current health inequities, promote equity-sensitive program approaches, measure progress towards equity, support accountability for equity, and raise awareness about actions that affect health equity.

Monitoring and evaluation and KM are distinct, yet related, disciplines that often work together in complementary ways to support learning, decision making, and adaptation. Equity in KM for health programs is achieved when the health workforce has the information, opportunities, skills, and resources to define and participate in knowledge access, creation, sharing, and use to improve health programs. However, power and privilege imbalances are embedded in global health programs and KM, resulting in unfair differences in the knowledge cycle among groups of the health workforce. Programs must address these differences by providing greater support to disadvantaged groups to achieve more equitable KM outcomes.

In this webinar, a panel from Knowledge SUCCESS at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs discussed what equity in KM means, why it matters, and how to integrate equity into KM. The panel also featured KM Champion Innovators from Season 2 of the Pitch competition, which provides funding to start or scale KM initiatives in select countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The KM Champion Innovators explored challenges to equitable KM in their countries of India, Madagascar, and Nigeria and shared how they addressed those challenges.

Watch the recording in English and download the presentation slides, or listen in French and access the French presentation.