On 16th - 18th June 2008 the first First Knowledge Management Training Course took place in HCMC, Vietnam. This training course was organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the Southern Institute of Social Sciences (SISS). As a first step towards capacity building within the WISDOM project, Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Evers presented new concepts and methodologies concerning knowledge management to the Vietnamese research community. The first day of the workshop mainly centered on contemporary theory and concepts of knowledge for development and knowledge management. Besides hearing further concepts on the second day the participants also had the opportunity to concretely apply what they had learnt so far by engaging in exercises on knowledge management, in which they were challenged with the question of how to build up a knowledge society.