unite and deliver effective support for countries      Coordinating Knowledge   Management Across the UN and            En...
unite and deliver effective support for countries
unite and deliver effective support for countries   A brief history of interagency KM…• UNDG Working group on knowledge  m...
unite and deliver effective support for countries    UNDG Key Outcomes 2010-2012• Outcome 1: Accelerated national  achieve...
unite and deliver effective support for countries                KM in DOCO• New (small) unit created in 2011• Main respon...
unite and deliver effective support for countries          DOCO KM priorities in 2012• Revised reporting system on UNDG an...
unite and deliver effective support for countries            UNDG Workstreams• UNDAF/Common Country Programming• Common Se...
unite and deliver effective support for countries          UNDG “Normative Areas”•   Post-Crisis Transition•   Delivering ...
unite and deliver effective support for countries       Not current DOCO priorities!• Support in KM to UN country teams (i...
unite and deliver effective support for countries     Informal Interagency Interaction• KM focal points network• “KM withi...
unite and deliver effective support for countries        Challenges to inter-agency KM•   Lack of common vision on role of...
unite and deliver effective support for countries      Prusak’s three ages of knowledge                management• Informa...
unite and deliver effective support for countries
unite and deliver effective support for countries4 knowledge roles
unite and deliver effective support for countriesKnowledge enablers
unite and deliver effective support for countriesMoving into the era of collective knowledge?• UN as a knowledge convener ...
unite and deliver effective support for countries           Discussion questions• How can we ensure the knowledge  generat...
unite and deliver effective support for countries  Coordinating Knowledge Management     Across the UN and Enhancing      ...
unite and deliver effective support for countries                     Resources• UNDG website: http://undg.org• UNDG toolk...
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Presentation to MDG-F KM focal points meeting

  1. 1. unite and deliver effective support for countries Coordinating Knowledge Management Across the UN and Enhancing CollaborationIan ThorpeTeam Leader, Knowledge Management, UN DOCO
  2. 2. unite and deliver effective support for countries
  3. 3. unite and deliver effective support for countries A brief history of interagency KM…• UNDG Working group on knowledge management (2004-2007)• JIU report 2008• UNDG KM mapping 2010• UNDG knowledge fairs 2010• DOCO KM team created 2011
  4. 4. unite and deliver effective support for countries UNDG Key Outcomes 2010-2012• Outcome 1: Accelerated national achievement of MDGs/IADGs and treaty obligations• Outcome 2: Strengthened UN coherence and coordination at the country level• Outcome 3: UN Development System More Effectively Deploys Knowledge and Know- how
  5. 5. unite and deliver effective support for countries KM in DOCO• New (small) unit created in 2011• Main responsibility for managing knowledge around UN coordination• Strong emphasis on data, information, results• Many basic IM/KM systems not yet in place• No formal DOCO responsibility or UN working mechanism for UNDG/UN wide KM
  6. 6. unite and deliver effective support for countries DOCO KM priorities in 2012• Revised reporting system on UNDG and UNCT progress, especially on co-ordination and UN reform• Deployment of a common UNDG expert roster system• Redesign of UNDG website, information base and tools• Revitalize Coordination Practice Network (CPN) and other networks• Documenting and sharing case studies, innovations, lessons learned and good practice “what works in co-ordination”• General support for UNDG working mechanisms• Improving internal KM within DOCO (mainly document management)
  7. 7. unite and deliver effective support for countries UNDG Workstreams• UNDAF/Common Country Programming• Common Services and Harmonized Business Practices• Joint Communication• Common Premises• Joint Resource Mobilization/Common budgetary framework• Organizational change – leadership, structure, skills, culture
  8. 8. unite and deliver effective support for countries UNDG “Normative Areas”• Post-Crisis Transition• Delivering as One• Aid Effectiveness• Human Rights Mainstreaming• Gender Mainstreaming
  9. 9. unite and deliver effective support for countries Not current DOCO priorities!• Support in KM to UN country teams (internal or external)• Co-ordination or harmonization of KM work across UN system• KM around substantive programme areas (who does/should do this ?)
  10. 10. unite and deliver effective support for countries Informal Interagency Interaction• KM focal points network• “KM within the United Nations” Teamworks space• UN KM Yammer• Ad-hoc partnerships and joint initiatives
  11. 11. unite and deliver effective support for countries Challenges to inter-agency KM• Lack of common vision on role of KM in UN• Weak inter-agency sharing and collaboration• No-one with formal coordinating role in KM• Capacity gaps• Diverse approaches• Platform competition• Creating our own knowledge silos
  12. 12. unite and deliver effective support for countries Prusak’s three ages of knowledge management• Information/Knowledge repositories• Individual knowledge• Collective knowledgeAre we stuck in the information age?
  13. 13. unite and deliver effective support for countries
  14. 14. unite and deliver effective support for countries4 knowledge roles
  15. 15. unite and deliver effective support for countriesKnowledge enablers
  16. 16. unite and deliver effective support for countriesMoving into the era of collective knowledge?• UN as a knowledge convener and platform provider• Greater openness and external/service focus• Inter-operability of approaches and systems• Knowledge as capability not repository• Focus on developing knowledge capacity of partners
  17. 17. unite and deliver effective support for countries Discussion questions• How can we ensure the knowledge generated from MDG-F can be put to use in the UN?• How can we foster greater cross-UN collaboration on KM?• How can we maintain and build on the networks you have developed?• What is the catalytic role MDG-F and you as individuals can play?
  18. 18. unite and deliver effective support for countries Coordinating Knowledge Management Across the UN and Enhancing Collaboration Thank you!Ian ThorpeTeam Leader, Knowledge Management, UN DOCO
  19. 19. unite and deliver effective support for countries Resources• UNDG website: http://undg.org• UNDG toolkit: http://toolkit.undg.org• “KM within the UN” teamworks: https://one.unteamworks.org/node/63792• UN KM Yammer: https://www.yammer.com/unknowledgemanage ment/• Knowledge Sharing toolkit: http://kstoolkit.org/

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