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EN Knowledge Management Award

Knowledge Management Award

Every year since 2009, the international Knowledge Management Award is bestowed upon an international organization as well as an outstanding personalityA jury that is constituted under the auspice of the Association Knowledge Management Austria nominates the candidates. The prize is given in recognition of the winner’s outstanding accomplishments in the research, implementation and innovation of successful management methods for knowledge politics and knowledge management. It is also meant to recognize the impact made on the development of a knowledge society in general and more specifically on knowledge creation, transformation, distribution and application.

The KM Awards 2018 have been given at the K4D-Summit during Geneva.Knowlege.Week on 12. September 2018 at the WTO – World Trade Organization in Geneva.

Winner of the KM Award for International Organisations:
IFAD – International Fund for Agricultural Development

Winner of the KM Award for individual achievements:
Dr. Ali Asghar Pourmand

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KM Award Ceremony at the World Trade Organization, Geneva, 12 September 2018

Awardees

  • 2009: Prof. Dr. Ursula Schneider-Hendrich
  • 2010: Dr. Charles Savage; IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency
  • 2011: Prof. Dr. Stefan Güldenberg (siehe Bild oben); UNESCO – UN Education, Science and Culture Organization
  • 2012: Prof. Dr. Nico Stehr and UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • 2013: World Bank
  • 2014: Prof. Klaus North
  • 2015: DI Dr. Angelika Mittelmann; UNESCO – UN Education, Science and Culture Organization
  • 2016: Dr. Ibrahim Seba Al Marri; KM4Dev Community; Sharif University of Technology – Center for Knowledge-based Management
  • 2017: Prof. Leif Edvinsson; JIU Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations System

The Columns of Knowledge

The physical instantiation of the KM Award is a metallic sculpture created by the Austrian artist Prof. Helmut Margreiter, named the “Column of Knowledge”. The object depicts the dialogue between established and well-proven knowledge, represented by a glossy, cylindrical pillar, and the innovative pursuit of the unknown, the undefined and fragile, represented by a rough Counterpart in a triangular shape. In this respect, knowledge is understood as an intangible, fluid condition between these two worlds where the appreciation of the well-known is combined with a yearning for novelty. The KM Award sculpture was presented for the first time in public in its tall version at the UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity on 21 May 2008.

Säule des Wissens - Helmut Margreiter 2008