Jose Angelo Estrella Faria LLM

Secretary-General, UNIDROIT – International Institute for the Unification of Private Law

STATEMENT:               Law is one of the cornerstones of civilization and a basic condition for community life.   Click for more …………..


Dr. Irina Bokova

Director-General of UNESCO

STATEMENT:           Knowledge is a catalyst for development. This stands at the heart of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable,  Click for more……….


Dr. Erhard Busek

Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), Former Vice chancellor and Minister for Science and Research

STATEMENT:  It is generally known that we are living in a time, where quick developments are happening. Click for more …………….


Amouzou Bedi MA MSc
CEO & Founder, is responsible for leading the development and execution of the INGO K4DWB’s long term strategy with a view to creating shared value for the most vulnerable

STATEMENT:        In the 21st century, a new society is emerging where knowledge Development is fundamental for sustainable development.   Click for more ………..

HH BRIG. Sheik Mohamed Bin Tahnon AL Nahyan
Chairman of the knowledge Comittee Ministry of Interior – UAE

STATEMENT:  The Ministry of Interior in the UAE has expended considerable effort and resources in developing a strategic perspective,  Click for more………….



Francois Carbonez MA LLM
Board member IDDC (International Disability and Development Consortium)

STATEMENT: In order to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,  Click for more…………….

Sarah Cummings
Knowledge Ecologist

STATEMENT: From  my perspective, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are fundamentally flawed because they are not based, Click for more……..


Dr. Alistair D. Edgar
Executive Director, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Wilfrid Laurier University

STATEMENT:  The Sustainable Development Goals are indivisible. Without peace, ending poverty and hunger and ensuring,  Click for more …………….

Charles Dhewa
Chief Executive Officer

Knowledge Transfer Africa (KTA)

STATEMENT: Working at the intersection of formal and informal agricultural markets in Africa, Click for more ………….

HE Dr. Petru Dimitriu
Joint Inspection Unit UNO

STATEMENT:  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the most ambitious and comprehensive document adopted by the United Nations, Click for more…………


Dr. Nancy Dixon
Common Knowledge Associates

STATEMENT:  I want to propose what may seem to some a radical goal for the international development agenda: Click for more ……..



Erwin Eder
Managing Director HORIZONT3000 Austrian Organization for Development Cooperation

STATEMENT:  Rosa uemburg, a fighter for civil rights, once said We will only succeed if we do not forget to learn.  Click for more……….


Gibril Faal OBE, JP
Director of GK Partners & Interim Director of ADEPT

STATEMENT: On 19 September 2015 at the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants, I had the privilege  Click for more ..

Prince Lekan Fadina  MSc MSc
Executive Director, Center for Investment, Sustainable Development, Management and Environment (CISME)

STATEMENT:  The world is facing myriads of challenges – inequality, poverty, high level illiteracy, aconomic crises,  Click for more………….

Dr. Michael Häupl
Bürgermeister und Landeshauptmann Wien

STATEMENT:      Das Europa von heute erlebt einen Wandel, dessen Ausmaß dem der industriellen Revolution vergleichbar ist. Click for more ……… 

Dr. Alta Hooker Blandford
President of the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN)

STATEMENT:  Over the last decades, the world has developed in an unparalleled way. Great technological innovations,  Click for more …………

Prof. Francisco Javier Carrillo
President of The World Capital Institute

STATEMENT: That Knowledge constitutes the most important basis for Development is a widely held proposition, one often introduced, Click for more ……

Paul J Corney

STATEMENT:  Firstly, I’d like to thank the organising committee of the forthcoming conference in Geneva, Click for more …………….

Suleiman J. Al-Herbish
Director General of OFID (the OPEC Fund for International Development)

STATEMENT: In the pursuit of progress, it is necessary that the knowledge we generate is captured, stored, and disseminated Click for more ….


Günter Koch
Member of KM-A, co-founder of the New Club of Paris and former CEO of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

STATEMENT:  A quarter of a century devoted to the development of the knowledge society, Click for more ……….

Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella
Former Under Secretary General, United Nations, and Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for all

STATEMENT:      The present is the future; what we do today determines our future. The fact that around 80 per cent,  Click for more …………

Esther Mwaura Muiru
Founder and National Coordinator GROOTS kenya

STATEMENT: The foundation to accomplish the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) lies in citizens’ full participation.  Click for more…………

Günther. M. Szogs
Secretary of International Advisory Board Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award

STATEMENT: “Fighting hunger, need, disease and – often forgotten – fighting ignorance are the prerequisites for a life,  Click for more …………

Prof. Ron McCallum AO
University of Sydney

STATEMENT:     “Access to knowledge is important for everybody, and for persons with disabilities as we are excluded.  Click for more ……….

Dr. Cecilia Nembou 
President of Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea

STATEMENT: The Divine Word University acknowledges the kind invitation by Ms Lilo Massing of Horizont3000 in Papua New Guinea, Click for more …………….

Vanessa Nigten

STATEMENT:  Rightly so, the Agenda Knowledge for Development urges country knowledge investment.  Click for more ……….


Francis Onencan Onek
Finance and Administration Manager BOSCO Uganda

STATEMENT:   At present, I see knowledge society as a human structured organization based on contemporary developed knowledge, Click for more ……….

Jaap Pels
publishes on KM / KS, is a social media power user and KM4Dev Ning administrator and core group member. Jaap owns his own KM-business ‚KennisKlussen | KnowledgeWorks’ and is partner of KMA since 2016.

STATEMENT:  It seems obvious Knowledge is relevant for Development. But so is trust, respect, innovation, cocreation, learning, . Click for more ………….

Dr. Ali Sebaa Al Marri
Executive President, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

STATEMENT: MBRSG aims to support good governance in the UAE and the Arab world, and build future leaders trough an integrated, Click for more …………

Nanette Svenson
Knowledge for Development

STATEMENT: Kofi Annan once said, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress,  Click for more ………. 

Ms Fumio Adachi
Deputy Director General, The University of Tokyo

STATEMENT: No aid without Knowledge transfer would be successfully implemented. Both sides of donors and recipients often Click for more…..


Prof. Dr. Tan Yigitcanlar
Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Development Queensland University of Technology, Australia

STATEMENT: Throughout the history of humankind, urban development and socioeconomic progress have gone hand in hand,  Click for more………..