Serafin Talisayon


Serafin "Apin" Talisayon

I advocate knowledge-based development and KM for poverty eradication, in addition to developing appropriate KM tools for clients in the international, public and private sectors. I believe that KM can help policy-makers and decision-makers better understand and manage organizations, networks and national economies amidst the changes in the global knowledge economy.

My past KM engagements/consultancies are in assisting clients in the following areas:
> Selecting and implementing a KM project appropriate to a workplace problem or organizational objective
> Formulating and implementing a KM strategy and program
> Training in KM, both in theory and in practice
> Undertaking KM research and writing/editing results

My past and current KM clients include:
> International Labour Organization, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok)
> IBM Philippines
> UN Deveopment Programme (Manila and Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
> World Bank (Manila)
> Asian Development Bank
> Colombo Plan Staff College
> Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry
> Baganuur Joint Stock Company (Mongolia)
> Dunamis (Indonesia)
> Shell Malampaya MMT
> Asian Productivity Organization (Tokyo)
> Paradigm Systems (Kuala Lumpur)
> Philippine National Oil Company
> United Laboratories
> Ambedkar Institute of Productivity (Chennai, India)
> World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office
> SEAMEO Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture
> Various projects of the following bilateral development institutions: CIDA, IDRC, GTZ and AusAid

My current positions:
> Director for R&D, CCLFI.Philippines, a non-profit NGO dedicated to personal and organizational learning and change, knowledge-based development, knowledge for poverty alleviation and knowledge management
> Chair, Knowledge Management Association of the Philippines
> Vice-Chair, Society of Knowledge Management Practitioners
> Professor, Technology Management Center, University of the Philippines

I have written a book and edited three others in KM. I am senior author of a book on knowledge for poverty alleviation. I was lead writer of a technical note on knowledge-based economies in Asia.

My contact data:, +63.920.908.0329, Skype: serafin.talisayon

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Mar 18, 2012
Great KM Course
by: Permana Yudiarso

Dear Dr. Apin,

it was great to get in touch with you during the CTI-CFF KM Course held in Manila on March 14-16, 2012. KM is not just about products that we usually though of it. most of us known that km is website, newsletter, book, literature, but beyond that KM itself is rather a process of complex activities in understanding 'something' we got from learning through their products.

hope we can share,discuss and meet again in other occasions.

Regards from Jakarta,


Apr 17, 2011
Good way to start connecting with KM experts
by: Jo De Guia

Hi Dr. Talisayon,

I have read some of your articles and research journals in the field of KM in the Philippines. Since KM is not that popular in the government and some private sector, KMAP is a better avenue for the advocacy of KM activities here in the Philippines.

I'm doing my KM practice in an international development organisation in Manila. I'm tasked to do an initial KM strategy since were working with bilateral and multisectoral stakeholders.

Your expertise in this field will be helpful as a resource person for practitioners like me for an advisory point of contact.

I hope to see you in the future. I hope to be involved in KMAP's KM advocacy in the Philippines.

Mabuhay! and more power to your organisation.

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