De-Mystifying Knowledge Management & the Practices
What Is Knowledge Data A Record of a Change of State “ 1840KL0617” “ Information “ The flight from Amman leaves at 18:40 Data organized with a purpose. A message Knowledge “ that’s not a good flight; Often busy and delayed” Literally… what people know
Promotes UNDP’s capacity to become a knowledge organization by drawing on local, regional and global expertise and promoting the exchange of more nuanced information. Enhances the delivery, relevance and effectiveness of our work and advisory services .
For the thematic community:
Allows for the development a common language & understanding of thematic issues.
For the individual:
Help staff to do their jobs , builds bonds with peers, keep up to date
“The way UNDP will become a Global Team is by establishing itself as a Knowledge Organization built on a Practice Structure. Practices will not change our fundamental organization structure of Country Office and headquarters bureaus, but they will require all of us to have an internal matrix: we must both fulfill our personal and unit responsibilities but also contribute to UNDP's work around the globe through Practices." MMB
Practice support staff Dedicated Practice staff Practi - tioners Practices support CO - level service delivery Practice leadership Practice support staff Select staff in HQ the SURFs support wide range of practice activities Practice support staff Select staff in HQ & the SURFs who support wide range of practice activities Practitioners • RRs, DRRs , ARR and programme officers in the field or currently posted in HQ. They contribute with knowledge (both substantive and process know inputs to practice priorities, and mutual support Practitioners • RRs, DRRs , ARR and programme officers in the field or currently posted in HQ. They contribute with knowledge (both substantive and process know-how) inputs to practice priorities, and mutual support BDP, BCPR staff who commit all their time to work in practices The Practice Architecture Dedicated practice staff Dedicated practice staff Practice leadership Practice Leader and ASG champion govern the practice Practice leadership Practice Leader and ASG champion govern the practice
Practices bring people from different regions, across all Bureaux and offices together into voluntary, flexible communities, based on common professional interest, so that they can share and learn from each other's knowledge and experience and develop new ideas. They include a wide range of organizational functions such as knowledge management, advocacy, partnership building, and professional development.
A community of practice is a group of people within or outside of an organization having common professional interests, concerns and knowledge needs, who bond together to build a common identity as a community.