Fast Facts: Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Development

12 Mar 2013

Old ways of doing business are no longer sufficient to address the challenges and exploit the opportunities of today. The importance of having access to quickly available knowledge and expertise, no matter where it is located, is critical. Agile and adaptive approaches are needed to build on existing development solutions and to make them available and usable in other places.  Addressing new and complex problems and overcoming barriers will require local and global action to harness the energy, creativity and knowledge of citizens, researchers and entrepreneurs in mutual learning processes.  Capacities required to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges will increasingly focus on collaborative practices which cut across various sectors, constituencies, institutions and geographical boundaries.