The Trans-dimensional Knowledge Management Model

The Trans-dimensional Knowledge Management Meta Model

The purpose of this site is to introduce scholars to a new model for the innovation of Africa

The TDKM-M proposes practical solutions for the management of knowledge that would empower African communities, institutions and businesses to function in the African context. The model contains principles and practices of how trans-dimensional knowledge, including indigenous African knowledge and global knowledge, can be managed in a collective middle ground to produce holistic understanding. This higher level of understanding activates intervention into solving "wicked problems". Innovation of the organization and the African community follows, achieving desired outcomes such as peace, justice, human rights, self-empowerment and innovation towards transformative growth and competitiveness. The model proposes a trans-dimensional, trans-disciplinary systems approach to the revival of the African community, transformation of an organization and ultimately negotiate equilibrium between the two entities. Furthermore, the model encourages critical reflection, breaking out of the restrictive boundaries of systems towards a realm beyond boundaries and disciplines and a new reality that allows for the finding of sustainable and innovative solutions for the growth and development of Africa

The TDKM-M is the outcome of an extensive literature study and field research by Dr Andreas (Dries) Velthuizenof the philosophy and theory of knowledge, knowledge management, African knowledge and the management of knowledge by African institutions, including the knowledge architecture of Africa. The model reveals a coherent conceptual framework and themes that guides action research. During the field studies of the traditional knowledge management for conflict resolution by the Acholi in Northern Uganda, the Gacaca court system in Rwanda and the International Criminal Court in Arusha, principles and practices emerged that formed a framework for a model. This model proved to be suitable for the management of knowledge for trans-national business and community development as first steps towards the revival of Africa.

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