Reminder: Learn Net-Map tomorrow in DC

It will be wild and fast and frustrating. We have far too little time but still want to do everything. So, what it will be in the end is a (substantial) starter to make wet your appetite for the main course. As it says in the invitation:

“Influence Mapping of Social Networks – A presentation about the Net-Map Toolkit”
An event hosted by the Society for International Development (SID) Washington DC Knowledge Management Workgroup

Date: Tuesday November 10, 2009
Time: 12:30pm – 2pm

Venue: International Resources Group (IRG)
Address: 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW; Suite 700; Washington, DC
Please note that there is no webinar associated with this presentation.

On November 10, join a hands-on session of the Knowledge Management workgroup to experience social network mapping in an international development context. The Net-Map Toolkit, developed by Eva Schiffer, is an easy-to-use and low-cost mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, and discuss situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. Net-Map can be applied for diverse purposes such as improving governance, identifying linkages among actors in a given network, or “simply” bringing out in the open participants’ tacit knowledge of a certain situation. Eva will provide examples of using the method to improve communication in case of an avian influenza outbreak, to increase the impact of research on policy making and to develop common strategies in multi-stakeholder natural resource management. After the interactive presentation participants will be invited to share their thoughts on this approach in a general discussion.


Eva Schiffer

Independent consultant and developer of the Net-Map Toolkit.


Stacey Young

Senior Knowledge Management Advisor at USAID and Co-chair of the SID KM Workgroup.

Tony Pryor

Senior Manager at International Resources Group and Co-chair of the SID KM Workgroup.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the presentation and exercise with the methodology today. It was great. I trust it will come in very handy for work I am doing in Guatemala and other countries. Best wishes.

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