At GKI, we believe in the power of words to influence and inspire action. We actively pursue humility, curiosity, and reflection in our work as we share our insights, experiences, and resources with the broader community of decision-makers, change-makers, and practitioners.
The Role of Data in Waste Management: A Case Study of Surabaya
The team undertook a systems sensing process that highlighted many forces driving Surabaya’s waste management system. Some of the most notable forces include; policy design and enforcement, the role of the informal sector, human perception of Surabaya’s performance, and data collection and management.
Learning Agendas and Actioning Evidence
Development agencies around the world are increasingly recognizing the value learning agendas bring to organizational learning processes. How can we make sure these agendas are actually followed and that teams are truly engaging in dynamic learning that benefits their work and catalyzes tangible change?
Visualizing Racism: Five ways to powerfully visualize systemic racism in the United States
From geographical boundaries to powerful fine arts representations, here are just some of the ways that artists, journalists, and data scientists use visualization to communicate the truth about systemic racism in our country.
Our Statement on Black Lives Matter
BLACK LIVES MATTER GKI is appalled by the ongoing brutal actions of the police against the African American community and people of color. GKI supports the view that there is systemic racism in the USA. Policies, practices, resource allocations, power dynamics, and racist mental models perpetuate inequality and the violent actions of the police. We…
GKI Systems Primers
Our hope is that this primer can be used to support the work of other social impact organizations looking to bring a systems approach to their strategy and programs. This primer was designed for the support of the Polaris Project. GKI Systems Primer
New Virtual Facilitation Training Dates Added!
GKI’s last series of Virtual Facilitation Trainings were a huge success! Due to popular demand, we’ve added three more in May and June. Are you trying to sharpen your virtual collaboration skills? Check out three upcoming trainings led by GKI senior advisers Jacey Spratt and Regina Rabenhorst. In this course, you will: Explore virtual facilitation best practices before,…
GKI Thinks Big: Complexity was the new normal. And then COVID-19 hit.
We are redesigning our services to better support you. Help us by filling out our poll so that we can better know your needs! The challenges we face in the world are complex, human and dynamic. This is more poignant today as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeing the interconnectedness of things and…
GKI and GAIN Jointly Publish Foresight Report on Innovation for more Nutritious, Sustainable Food Systems
Washington, DC USA: The Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI), in partnership with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) recently launched a new report, Nutritious Food Foresight, which details the most effective strategies for advancing triple bottom line goals of human, economic, and environmental well-being in emerging market food systems over the next five years. This…
Congratulating Sara Farley and Welcoming Our New Staff
It’s incredible to look back at the first quarter of 2019 and reflect on the transformation taking place here at the Global Knowledge Initiative. First, GKI announces the departure of Sara Farley as Chief Operating Officer. A co-founder of GKI, Sara served as an exemplary leader of the organization for nearly a decade. Under her…
Announcing Our New CEO: Seema Patel
We are pleased to announce Seema Patel as the Global Knowledge Initiative’s new Chief Executive Officer! “Ten years into our journey since starting the Global Knowledge Initiative we needed to increase the size of our leadership team and so we sought a tested leader endowed with a clear sense of scale strategy and growth,” said…