ICIMOD Web presence:Knowledge andInformation SharingAsian Development BankSASEC Research and Training Network Workshop11 November 2011Deependra TandukarInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain DevelopmentKathmandu, Nepal
About ICIMOD• Regional, independent, intergovernmental knowledge, learning and enabling centre• Regional member countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan• Assist mountain people to understand and adapt to changes, support regional transboundary programmes through partnership • World’s highest mountains • Source of 10 major rivers • All or part of 4 global biodiversity hotspots • Mountain ecosystem provides services to 210 million people directly and 1.3 billion indirectly
ICIMOD web(http://www.icimod.org) Four major sections • About ICIMOD • Programmes • News & Events • Information Resources
Different components • Sub sites • Books online • eNews • HImalDoc • eDiscussions • Knowledge forums
Content generation and dissemination • Synthesis/summary of projects/activities • Books ICIMOD strategic Partners • Information FAQs programmes: • Case studies knowledge • proceedings projects/activities • …. Conferences web workshops meetingsPartners Television Radio Street dramas Posters Facebook Calendars Twitter YouTube Local Researchers Policy makers communities Media Donor Other partners agencies
Local content dissemination Local language Multimedia Mobile technologies eLearning system Posters Storytelling Mukhia in the villages Dramas
Our learning • Simple and good looking products • Easy to navigate and to find information • Continuous and timely update… very important and build credibility • Reach out the information using various tools and media • Quality of the content… • Branding: for consistent look and feel...
Web and the content Blend of perfection and usefulness Thank you