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Published on June 15, 2008

Author: sujit29

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A Platform for Knowledge Collaboration In Disaster Risk Reduction Information Management Group , UN/ISDR

Contents Why PreventionWeb? PreventionWeb is… PreventionWeb is not… The Network ( Who? ) Why collaborate? How to collaborate? Proposed National Platforms Network Role of the UN/ ISDR Keys to success The Way Forward

Why PreventionWeb?

PreventionWeb is…

PreventionWeb is not…

The Network ( Who? )

Why collaborate?

How to collaborate?

Proposed National Platforms Network

Role of the UN/ ISDR

Keys to success

The Way Forward

Why PreventionWeb ? To establish an environment which will encourage people to create, organize, share and use knowledge. To provide a common platform for institutions to get connected, share experiences and solve problems in DRR focused areas. To provide a collaborative information system to organize and locate information easily. To facilitate direct interaction and information sharing (face to face, e-mail / virtual conferencing, etc). DRR:- Disaster Risk Reduction

To establish an environment which will encourage people to create, organize, share and use knowledge.

To provide a common platform for institutions to get connected, share experiences and solve problems in DRR focused areas.

To provide a collaborative information system to organize and locate information easily.

To facilitate direct interaction and information sharing (face to face, e-mail / virtual conferencing, etc).

PreventionWeb is . . . A platform for collaboration. Owned by its partners and stakeholders. Facilitated by the ISDR. Decentralized in nature. An incentive-based system. A gateway to the “World of Disaster Risk Reduction”

A platform for collaboration.

Owned by its partners and stakeholders.

Facilitated by the ISDR.

Decentralized in nature.

An incentive-based system.

A gateway to the “World of Disaster Risk Reduction”

PreventionWeb is not… Just another web site… A ‘dumping ground’ for DRR-related information A project

Just another web site…

A ‘dumping ground’ for DRR-related information

A project

The Network (Who?) Expanded Network

Why collaborate? Collaboration Services: Members virtual workspace for decentralized content management. Moderated access and facilitation. Moderated discussion forum for problem solving. Document management system. Virtual meetings. DRR good practices and methodology sharing tools. Moderated intra network e-mail groups. Incentives for collaboration: Access to virtual, physical library and the whole knowledge base. Access to ISDR information bases. Be part of a common platform for networking and knowledge sharing. Map center – Hazard & vulnerability maps. Independent virtual workspace for greater visibility. Job and training opportunities. Contests and awards. Partners services (viz. CRED statistics, stormtrackers, seismic monitor, GDACS, etc.)

Collaboration Services:

Members virtual workspace for decentralized content management.

Moderated access and facilitation.

Moderated discussion forum for problem solving.

Document management system.

Virtual meetings.

DRR good practices and methodology sharing tools.

Moderated intra network e-mail groups.

Incentives for collaboration:

Access to virtual, physical library and the whole knowledge base.

Access to ISDR information bases.

Be part of a common platform for networking and knowledge sharing.

Map center – Hazard & vulnerability maps.

Independent virtual workspace for greater visibility.

Job and training opportunities.

Contests and awards.

Partners services (viz. CRED statistics, stormtrackers, seismic monitor, GDACS, etc.)

How to collaborate? Public Interface Regional Inst. User Interface National Platform User Interface Civil Society Users Interface E-mail/ Discussion List Server Create/ Acquire Create/ Acquire Create/ Acquire Documentation , consolidation of electronic discussions Filtered/ Authenticated Content Access, Share, Learn & Discover Knowledge Facilitation of workshops, seminars, group interactions and documentation of practices and experiences Extranet Global Disaster Risk Reduction Information Platform A Process Flow Diagram ISDR DBs Virtual & Physical library Knowledge Base Blended approach (e.g., face to face, video conferencing, internet based learning…). Stakeholders / Users Workspace/ Interface Individual user / network member gateway to the global knowledge base. A private workspace to reflect the work in DRR and create visibility at the global level. Promoting ownership of content. National Platforms Network Regional Networks Civil Society Network

Stakeholders / Users

Workspace/ Interface

Individual user / network member

gateway to the global knowledge base.

A private workspace to reflect the work in DRR and create

visibility at the global level.

Promoting ownership of content.

Proposed National Platform Network implementation NP NP NP NP Asia NP NP NP Africa NP NP NP Latin America & Caribbean National platform Regional Content Manager (Regional Institution) Quality Assurance (validation and authentication of content) Regional Content Manager (Regional Institution) Regional Content Manager (Regional Institution) UN/ ISDR playing a key role building the capacity of the regional Institutions and ensuring ownership. Virtual & Physical library Knowledge Base ISDR DBs ISDR DBs                        Asia & Pacific Africa Latin America & Caribiean

Role of the ISDR secretariat Regional offices : Build the capacity of regional institutions (network facilitators); Facilitate information and good practices at the regional level. Geneva office : Provide resources and support to regional offices in their role; Making ‘knowledge networking’ a priority in the Unit workplans.

Regional offices :

Build the capacity of regional institutions (network facilitators);

Facilitate information and good practices at the regional level.

Geneva office :

Provide resources and support to regional offices in their role;

Making ‘knowledge networking’ a priority in the Unit workplans.

Role of the ISDR secretariat Library (Virtual & Physical) : Acts as the knowledge base for the DRR community; Builds/creates explicit knowledge through the collaborative network of PreventionWeb; Acts as the major incentive for PreventionWeb’s partners, stakeholders and users to participate and collaborate;

Library (Virtual & Physical) :

Acts as the knowledge base for the DRR community;

Builds/creates explicit knowledge through the collaborative network of PreventionWeb;

Acts as the major incentive for PreventionWeb’s partners, stakeholders and users to participate and collaborate;

Keys to Success Effective moderation/ facilitation. Broad participation and ownership. Quality content Proactive content acquisition TEAMwork Credibility Flexibility in accomodating partners and stakeholders.

Effective moderation/ facilitation.

Broad participation and ownership.

Quality content

Proactive content acquisition

TEAMwork

Credibility

Flexibility in accomodating partners and stakeholders.

The Way Forward User perspective assesment. Stakeholder consultations. Project planning (work plan & cost plan) Development of base content. Development of the web portal. Partnerships development. Integration of existing databases and tools. User/ stakeholders orientation. Supporting capacity building at the national and regional levels.

User perspective assesment.

Stakeholder consultations.

Project planning (work plan & cost plan)

Development of base content.

Development of the web portal.

Partnerships development.

Integration of existing databases and tools.

User/ stakeholders orientation.

Supporting capacity building at the national and regional levels.

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