Welcome to the Community Knowledge Guide (CKG) for Community Knowledge Center Managers! 

This Guide is to provide you with the skills to become ambassadors to your community
and perhaps the world. It is based on ideas from around the world and underscored by
global best practices. These goals include: sharing knowledge, easing extreme poverty,
teaching global health practices and modeling skills to improve the daily quality of life.

Global Overview

Working in conjunction with local Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), Cisco, One Global Economy (OGE) is training managers and local trainers to deliver community skills, technology skills, leadership skills, management skills, and critical thinking skills to ensure the viability of the Community Knowledge Center (CKC) and sustenance of the Beehive (http://rwanda.thebeehive.org), a locally produced website with resources related to the opportunities and needs of the community.


The vision behind the Community Knowledge Centers (CKCs) is to create  a home for all in the comunity offering diverse services through technology where people can learn, develop and exchange ideas locally and around the world.


The goal of this Guide is to use access to knowledge and tools to address:
  1. basic human needs
  2. provide education for all, 
  3. exchange traditional and new health practices, and
  4. offer opportunities to those who are least-served to join a workforce

This Guide will include the basic skills, teaching methods and relevant models to begin to make positive change locally. It includes element to identify and nurture leaders, understand how to work as a team or in a community, and look for outside resources.

In a world that is increasingly connected by information, the Community Knowledge Centers (CKCs) and Community Knowledge Guidebooks (CKG) have been created to support your well-being and improve the health of your community.


The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the United Nations joined efforts to convene global leaders to address global challenges. In alignment with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in public-private partnerships, this collaboration’s goal is to bolster government-run Community Knowledge Centers.