This guide is written for practitioners who are working with different models of individual and institutional knowledge collaboration. It aims to capture the details of network operations and management; and discuss what it really takes to help knowledge networks achieve their potential.
This guide answers the following questions:
- What is its intention in setting up the network? What policy or practice does the lead organisation want to change?
- Are partners needed to move that change forward, and if so, why? Will they contribute knowledge, or legitimacy, or access to decision-makers, or access to funding?
- What advantage, if any, will the lead organisation lose or gain by not working in a network with others? Will partners water down rather than strengthen its efforts?