We were delighted to receive from the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa a request to submit a proposal for the development of a Sector Knowledge Management Strategic Framework.
The document runs to 78 pages but essentially describes a desire by the Parliament to introduce knowledge management to the Parliament and all of its nine Provincial Legislatures. The aim is to have a common framework that will apply to all. By optimising how knowledge is managed it will strengthen decision making as well as facilitating easy access to information and managing knowledge resources and intellectual property.
The scope of work includes a gap assessment, framework development and implementation planning. Workshops to engage the wide spectrum in the benefits of knowledge management have also to be held.
The lead that the Parliament is taking in this is to be applauded.