Ivan Butina leads the #KM effort at UNICEF

Ivan encountered KM in 2013, when he used his community building and communication background on a World Bank Group (WBG) project aimed at improving knowledge sharing. For a year he only flirted with KM, committing to it fully in 2014. At the WBG Ivan focused mostly on community management and communities of practice (CoPs). He created and led the organization’s first community management training, the CoP program, and the first centralized community management team. Because of his passion for community building, in 2018 he took Harvard’s Leadership, Organizing and Action course on community organizing. He introduced some of its key concepts to the WBG’s KM community and CoP program just before leaving the organization. He joined UNICEF in December 2018. Here he has been coordinating the development and now implementation of the organization’s first global KM strategy and has been using some community organizing in doing so. Ivan holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).