Information and knowledge are basic prerequisites for the evolution of developing countries in the East and South. Information and knowledge are also important for efficient and effective development coorperation aiming at poverty alleviation.

International Networks for Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge Sharing is THE core activity of international knowledge networks: they store information and knowledge, they validate and document existing experiences and best practoces, they assimilate and disseminate lessons learned, they create new knowledge and they improve access to information and knowledge.

basin – Building Advisory Service and Information Network

Like most good ideas, basin was conceived out of necessity. There was a need in the building sector for more information on appropriate and cost-efficient building materials and construction technologies in the developing countries, while the flow of knowledge between North and South and within the South was sparse.