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This is the Dgroup for communications related to the K4D Partnership. For more information on the partnership, please go to the Partnership's website at

The Knowledge for Development Partnership aims to include stakeholder groups from all over the world to create, drive and implement the Agenda Knowledge for Development for better knowledge sharing and collaboration, increased competence in knowledge management, and better conditions for individual knowledge work. But this process shall not end here. We will continue to listen to the people from all countries and to get in dialogue with them. This dialogue will be open and online, but we know that face-to-face communication is critically important as well. Therefore, we intend to work with others to establish K4D centres in a growing number of places around the world for better collaboration and local contextualization of the Agenda Knowledge for Development. As is explained in the Agenda Knowledge for Development itself, this new perspective on knowledge aims to contribute to the wider United Nations’ Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The mission of K4DP is the global advancement of peaceful, wealthy, sustainable and inclusive knowledge societies and to foster global knowledge partnerships for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and successfully implementing the Agenda 2030.

It is our vision to be the world´s leading multi-stakeholder partnership in the field of knowledge for development in terms of competence, innovation, diversity, participation and impact on global and local level. K4DP shall be acknowledged by the UN, governments, regional bodies, cities, industry partners, academia, expert communities, and civil society.

The global Knowledge Partnership shall be based on local Knowledge Partnerships in Cities and Regions to be globally connected and locally grounded.