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    Preventionweb Preventionweb Presentation Transcript

    • 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 ?
      • 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
    • 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”
    • PreventionWeb is not…
      • 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.)
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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;
    • Keys to Success
      • 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.