Knowledge works.


23-27 September 2019

Knowledge is at the heart of Africa´s development. Nairobi.Knowledge.Week offers a unique opportunity to meet pioneers and the African Knowledge Management Community, to envision an African Knowledge Agenda and joining forces to implement it.

Please find Nairobi.Knowledge.Week the details and programme for this outstanding event, taking place at the UN Office Nairobi.


Knowledge Management Award 2019

The Ceremony of the International Knowledge Management Award 2019 – given annually by Knowledge Management Austria – will take place on the 25th of September at the 1st African Knowledge for Development Partnership Conference in Nairobi. More than 200 participants will celebrate with us the pioneers and achievements in Africa. Since 2009 the Knowledge Management Award is given annually to an individual person and to an International Organization.

The winners of the Knowledge Management Award 2019 are:

  • ILRI – International Livestock Research Institute
  • Charles Dhewa 

Join the conference to meet the awardees and to learn from their Achievements.


Knowledge Agenda for Uganda

KMA has been involved in the development of the first national Knowledge Agenda for an African Country. On June 3, the first edition of the Knowledge Agenda for Uganda has been launched by the Ugandan Knowledge for Development Partnership at Makerere University, Kampala/Uganda. For more details go to


7-11 October 2019

KMA and present an attractive and comprehensive programme at Vienna.Knowledge.Week for those who want to get fit for the knowledge economy and to co-create better knowledge societies.

KM Essentials Training will take place from 7-8 October 2019

Knowledge Partnership Meeting on 9 October 2019 (Programme will follow)

KM Advanced Training will take place from 10-11 October 2019.


Knowledge City GmbH is growing

Knowledge City has been established by KMA as an organization dedicated to advancing knowledge in cities and societies, advancing knowledge ecosystems, launching knowledge partnerships, building capacities in Knowledge Management the various stakeholder groups and connecting knowledge cities globally. In close cooperation with the global Knowledge for Development Partnership we host events, provide trainings, give advice and advocate for Knowledge-based development, linked with the sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. is currently active in Vienna, Sofia, Dubai, Nairobi, Kampala, Geneva, Berlin, Lagos, Lomé, Lusaka, and Tehran. Other cities like Lisbon, the Azores, Minsk and Moscow are in the process of joining. New partnerships are welcome.

More information:

KM Certification Course October 2019 in Vienna

The KM Essentials Training Course from 7-8 June 2019 is the starting point for the upcoming Knowledge Management Certification Course in Vienna. Together with the KM Advanced Training Course, 10-11 October 2019, participation in special online-modules, review of receommended literature, 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.

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 Monday, 4th of April 2017, KMA has co-founded the Knowledge for Development Partnership, the world´s leading global multi-stakeholder partnership focusing on Knowledge as a resource for development in general and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in specific. This new International Organisation is established as an association in Vienna, Austria. New Managing Directors are Mr. Andreas Brandner (Austria), Ms. Sarah Cummings (Netherlands), HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan (UAE) and Ms. Mary Suzan Abbo (Uganda).

For more information see

On this Occasion, the third edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development has been presented, which was initially presented at the Knowledge for Development Summit 2016 in Vienna, hosted by KMA.
Download the Agenda Knowledge for Development as a pdf.

Good to know!

KMA Knowledge Management Associates GmbH was founded in 2001 in Vienna, Austria as a provider and developer of Knowledge Management (KM) services. 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.