Merging Knowledge

Inclusive processes lead to change. Merging Knowledge is a technique to help people facing extreme poverty and social exclusion dialogue with policy makers, business leaders, social workers, and teachers. The goal is to overcome differences in speaking and thinking, life experience and perspective, so that constructive discussions can occur. Merging Knowledge bridges gaps between people from different backgrounds by creating an environment of respect and patience. To learn more about this approach, download ATD Fourth World’s Guidelines for Merging of Knowledge (opens pdf).

Merging Knowledge is in use in many countries around the world, supporting work in health, social work, education, the humanities and social sciences, and much more.