Knowledge works.


olive branch without cloud K4D Geneva 2017

The annual lighthouse event of KMA will take place from 3 to 4 April 2017 in the UN Office Geneva, in cooperation with the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations and numerous leading KM organisations – like KM4Dev, The New Club of Paris, Swiss Knowledge Management Forum and Knowledge for Development without borders. Here you can find the programme for the Knowledge for Development. Global Partnership Conference 2017 and the link to the registration forms.

Online-participation is possible for selected sessions. For more Information see

A Knowledge Market will provide the opportunity to share Knowledge Management for Development experiences during the 2 April KM4Dev day and the 3–4 April Knowledge for Development Conference.
Further information and registration to secure display space:

KM4Dev meeting – all welcome

Prior to the K4D Geneva 2017, on Sunday 2 April 2017, there will be a meeting of the Knowledge Management for Development community to which all participants will also be welcome. Follow latest news on see the KM4Dev wiki.

Please also see KMA´s groundbreaking activities in the field of Knowledge for Development and partner with us to make the world better.

KM Certification Course spring 2017

The KM Essentials Training Course from 16-18 January 2017 is the starting point for the upcoming Knowledge Management Certification Course in Vienna. Together with the KM Advanced Training Course, the development of a case study – mostly a KM concept for the own organisation – and the defensio of this case study, the participants are awarded „Certified Knowledge Manager“, which is internationally appreciated as a guarantee for a highlevel education based on theory and practice in Knowledge Management. Registrations are still possible.


Logo Knowledge City Knowledge for Development

Knowledge is the essential resource for societal and economic development in the world. KMA has initiated the „Agenda Knowledge for Development“ that is aimed at providing a universal knowledge framework offering guiding principles, nurturing the dialogue on knowledge, strengthening the global knowledge ecosystems, and, ultimately, contributing to better success in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

On Friday, 14 October, the first edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development has been presented at the Knowledge for Development Summit 2016 in Vienna, hosted by KMA.
Download the Agenda Knowledge for Development as a pdf.

Further Information go to


9th Knowledge Cities World Summit 2016 in Vienna

KMA hosted and chaired the 9th Knowledge Cities World Summit 2016 in Vienna from 12-14 October 2016 with the thematic focus on „Advancing Knowledge for Development“. Detailed information is available Knowledge City World Summit 2016.

Knowledge Management Awards 2016

The Knowledge Management Awards 2016 in the category International Organizations goes to the global KM4Dev Community. The price for individuals goes to Dr. Ibrahim Seba Al Marri. A special KM Award has been given to the Sharif Technical University, Centre for knowledge-based Management.


KM Award 2016 – KM4Dev Community in Vienna

KM Award 2016 Ibrahim Seba Al Marri
KM Award 2016 – Dr. Ibrahim Seba Al Marri

KM-Award 2016 Prof. Saeed Sohrabpour, Iranian National Center for Knowledge- based Management at Sharif University of Technology

KM-Award 2016 Prof. Saeed Sohrabpour, Iranian National Center for Knowledge- based Management at Sharif University of Technology


Good to know!

KMA Knowledge Management Associates GmbH was founded in 2001 in Vienna, Austria as a provider and developer of Knowledge Management (KM). Our mission is to support companies, their employees, as well as cities and regions in achieving outstanding business results through excellence in KM. The KM Academy provides experience and expertise through consultancy, research, education and practical skills training, which includes a comprehensive KM Certification Course. KMA strives to develop challenging and complex projects and support companies in improving their KM Practice. Knowledge Management Austria is a hub of research, innovation and communal cooperation in central Europe, developing groundbreaking concepts, methods and instruments for the implementation of Knowledge Management.

With its location in Vienna KMA is hosted by a city with a grand tradition for the high-level exchange of ideas and new and daring concepts. The company boasts a well-established German-speaking home market and cultivates excellent relations with eastern European countries as well as with international organisations (IO’s) and multinational corporations (MNC’s). Most of our Vienna-based trainings are provided in German, but in cooperation with our international partners and training staff we offer the full range of services in English and in any part of the world.

We collaborate with many of the world’s leading experts in the field of KM and would gladly welcome the chance to work with you on implementing KM in your organisation, because we believe that knowledge works.