Towards Knowledge Democracy conference (3): The Leiden Agenda

This is the third and final post from me on the Towards Knowledge Democracy conference which brought together some 500 participants from more than 26 countries, including representatives from the scientific community, politicians, the media, businesses and the general public. The participants discussed the challenges and opportunities to be found at the interface between science, politics, society and the media, and reached agreement on the Leiden Agenda which comprises the main conclusions and recommendations of the conference.

One of the recommendations was proposed by me in recognition of IKM Emergent’s perspective on multiple knowledges. Although it was edited in the process of being accepted, it appeared on the final list of recommendations as:

Recommendation 30a:

Recognise that there are many different  types of knowledge – not just scientific knowledge.  Individual and community knowledge and knowledge generated in practice are equally important to the development of knowledge democracy.

A full list of recommendations can be downloaded here.

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