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1 Your Place in the Knowledge Economy KnowledgeHouse Africa Retreat. Ibassa Island, Lagos, NIGERIA. July Preparing to Empower Others for the Knowledge Economy Gbenga Sesan |

2 What Exactly is the Knowledge Economy? He who receives an idea from me receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me. - Thomas Jefferson Technology and knowledge are now the key factors of production. What of Land, labour, capital and entrepreneurship? Enhancing human capital is critical for GDP growth. GDP is a measure of the economy adopted in the United States in 1991; the total market values of goods and services by produced by workers and capital within the borders of a nation during a given period – usually 1 year Globalization, Information / Knowledge Intensity, and Networking / Connectivity are the driving forces of the Knowledge Economy Know-why and know-who matters more than know-what Life long learning is vital for organisations and individuals ICT releases people's creative potential and knowledge Knowledge gained by experience is as important as formal education and training For further enquiries, please contact topics.developmentgateway.org/knowledge, and

3 Physician, Heal Thyself You can only give what you have. Empowering others would mean youre already empowered yourself… KnowledgeHouse Africas increased influence will bring increasing demands within an increasingly complex economy Meeting the need of others would require additional efforts – twice the work others will do The Knowledge Economy comes with a self-serving pool of resources, accessible through the opportunities that the Internet provides

4 Practical Steps What is your IP address, or URL? Playing a key role in the KE demands web presence – e.g. a website or a blog spot (www.blogger.com, Connect with ongoing national/regional/global efforts hat rhyme with your mission. For example, AISI Youth list, eNigeria Yahoo Group + NigeriaTomorrow, ICT4D News and the WSIS Process Be a proactive and creative pioneer. Some say why? and I choose to ask, why not? Add energy to group efforts, and whatever you do, always make time for IMPACT!

5 Your Place in the Knowledge Economy KnowledgeHouse Africa Retreat. Ibassa Island, Lagos, NIGERIA. July Preparing to Empower Others for the Knowledge Economy Gbenga Sesan | THANK YOU


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