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  • 1. A Platform for Knowledge Collaboration In Disaster Risk Reduction Information Management Group , UN/ISDR
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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”
  • 5. PreventionWeb is not…
    • Just another web site…
    • A ‘dumping ground’ for DRR-related information
    • A project
  • 6. The Network (Who?) Expanded Network
  • 7. 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.)
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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;
  • 12. Keys to Success
    • Effective moderation/ facilitation.
    • Broad participation and ownership.
    • Quality content
    • Proactive content acquisition
    • TEAMwork
    • Credibility
    • Flexibility in accomodating partners and stakeholders.
  • 13. 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.