Helen Gillman is the Senior Knowledge Management Specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) an international financial institution and United Nations specialized agency, based in Rome. Helen has 25 years of experience in the international development sector, and has worked in knowledge management both at the corporate, strategic level and in the field with rural development projects. She led the development of IFAD’s corporate KM Framework and the Action Plan for its implementation. Her major area of interest is in the intersection between KM and organizational development. From 2008 to 2012, she worked in IFAD’s East and Southern Africa Division, where she established and implemented a successful regional knowledge management programme, focused on learning for improved project performance. A major outcome of this work was a model for an integrated knowledge management system, developed in collaboration with staff of IFAD-supported projects. Helen also has long experience as a communications and publishing specialist, including at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN from 1992 to 2002. She moved to IFAD in 2003 to establish the Editorial Unit in the Communications Division. Helen has an MA in International Development.
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