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Angela Nash-Mercado, JHU CCP, K4Health
On behalf of Partners of the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative
Implement...
Implementing Best Practices
IBP is dedicated to strengthening the
capacity of the family
planning/reproductive health comm...
IBP Consortium Members
 Diverse group of partners
 Different comparative advantages
 Function at the global, regional a...
IBP Consortium Members
Founding partners:
 WHO/RHR
 USAID
 UNFPA
 EngenderHealth
 Family Health International
 Inter...
To effectively exchange or transfer knowledge, information, expertise, and
experience in order to improve practice
Our Cha...
Save
time &
money
Promote
collaboration
The value of participating in a Community
of Practice
Solve
problems
Share
lessons...
Knowledge Gateway
 Web-based technology to function via:
 Email
 Online http://knowledge-gateway.org
 Every communicat...
Knowledge GatewayKnowledge Gateway
 WHO/RHR shares the management of the
Knowledge Gateway with JHU/CCP/K4Health.
 Both ...
Knowledge GatewayKnowledge Gateway
42,673 members from:
220 countries and territories
13,801 organizations
Members par...
Design Principles
1. Link with external resources
2. Accept different levels of participation
3. Develop public and privat...
Role of CoP Leaders
• Foster learning
• Stimulate interaction
• Create new knowledge
• Promote awareness among new
members...
Strategies for Fostering Engagement
• Recognize community members’ contributions, helping
peers, sharing experiences, conn...
 clear purpose – what will it be used to do?
 creating a safe and trusted environment
 committed core group of active p...
Criteria for Successful CoPs
 Easy access to the discussion;
 The opportunity to interact with a wide range of participa...
knowledge-gateway.org
For more information, visit the Knowledge Gateway
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Presentation by Angela Nash-Mercado (JHU CCP, K4Health) at the Dgroups Peer Exchange - 15 July 2013

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IBP Knowledge Gateway - Share, exchange, transfer and apply knowledge

  1. 1. Angela Nash-Mercado, JHU CCP, K4Health On behalf of Partners of the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative Implementing Best Practices (IBP)Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Knowledge Gateway:Knowledge Gateway: Share, exchange, transfer andShare, exchange, transfer and apply knowledgeapply knowledge
  2. 2. Implementing Best Practices IBP is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the family planning/reproductive health community to identify, implement, and scale-up effective practices through sharing knowledge and resources, minimizing duplication, and promoting collaboration.
  3. 3. IBP Consortium Members  Diverse group of partners  Different comparative advantages  Function at the global, regional and country level  Reduce duplication  Harmonize approaches  Identifying and taking effective practices to scale  Catalyze action to managing change
  4. 4. IBP Consortium Members Founding partners:  WHO/RHR  USAID  UNFPA  EngenderHealth  Family Health International  International Planned Parenthood Federation  IntraHealth  Jhpiego  Johns Hopkins’ Center for Communication Programs  Management Sciences for Health  Pathfinder International  Public Health Institute New partners:  Academy for Education Development  Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health  CARE International  Centre for African Family Studies  Centre for Development & Population Activities  CORE Group  East, Central, and Southern African Heath Community (ECSA HC)  ExpandNet  Family Care International  International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)  Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University  International Council on Management of Population Programs  John Snow ,Inc.  Marie Stopes International  Partners in Population & Development  Population Council  Population Reference Burearu  PATH  Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care, Makerere University, Uganda  University Research Corporation  White Ribbon Alliance 4
  5. 5. To effectively exchange or transfer knowledge, information, expertise, and experience in order to improve practice Our Challenge Overcome gap in transfer and application of knowledge Improve practice and health Unlock and share knowledge and experience
  6. 6. Save time & money Promote collaboration The value of participating in a Community of Practice Solve problems Share lessons learned Capture “know how” Enable innovation & creativity
  7. 7. Knowledge Gateway  Web-based technology to function via:  Email  Online http://knowledge-gateway.org  Every communication is automatically archived  Access the system from anywhere you have an Internet connection  Low resolution  Simple to use  Connects individuals and groups to other communities of practice
  8. 8. Knowledge GatewayKnowledge Gateway  WHO/RHR shares the management of the Knowledge Gateway with JHU/CCP/K4Health.  Both help IBP members and other organizations and agencies to create and manage communities of practice and eForums.  WA Research is the IT partner who created and maintains the Knowledge Gateway platform.
  9. 9. Knowledge GatewayKnowledge Gateway 42,673 members from: 220 countries and territories 13,801 organizations Members participate in hundreds of communities More than 60 online discussion forums conducted
  10. 10. Design Principles 1. Link with external resources 2. Accept different levels of participation 3. Develop public and private community spaces 4. Focus on value – to individual members and to organization 5. Combine routine events with new activities 6. Create a rhythm for the community
  11. 11. Role of CoP Leaders • Foster learning • Stimulate interaction • Create new knowledge • Promote awareness among new members • Develop common understandings • Identify and share good methodologies, tools, projects, etc. • Build a network of experts in specific areas of interest
  12. 12. Strategies for Fostering Engagement • Recognize community members’ contributions, helping peers, sharing experiences, connecting experts, and mentoring • Create processes for rewarding knowledge nuggets captured, created, and shared • Recognize and market communities internally and externally • Organize and conduct online discussion forums • Can attract new members • Enables participants to ask an expert in their field questions to which they can respond over a set period of time • Create community eNewsletters
  13. 13.  clear purpose – what will it be used to do?  creating a safe and trusted environment  committed core group of active participants  being motivated  knowing the needs of participants  having a clear action plan with activities to meet needs  blending face-to-face and online activities Nurturing and sustaining the CoP requires efforteffort and energyenergy from a skilled leaderleader. What Makes a Successful CoP?
  14. 14. Criteria for Successful CoPs  Easy access to the discussion;  The opportunity to interact with a wide range of participants;  The ability to meet one's information needs;  Maintaining or increasing membership and motivation to participate;  Reaching participants with key information;  Ensuring that discussion threads are clear and easily understood;  Generating debate that is provocative, interesting and stimulating; and  Encouraging participants to discover new ways to tackle problems and to foster sustainable partnerships.
  15. 15. knowledge-gateway.org For more information, visit the Knowledge Gateway

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