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www.humanitarianlibrary.org

What is it?

A Global Knowledge Library

A truly global humanitarian technical library of guidelines, training
materials and other knowledge

Integrating
UN Software and Standards

Built
on the UN/OCHA
platform for Humanitarian Response, the
replacement of
OneResponse
, to facilitate sharing with UN information
resources

Developed with a Humanitarian Knowledge Network

Establishing a global community of practice to solidify the humanitarian
collective memory and develop common knowledge management
conventions

Why is it?

Following
UN/OCHA and IASC
Objectives

Aligned with UN/OCHA Strategic
Objective 3.3: ‘Improved
Organizational Learning and Development to Achieve Better Results

and IASC ‘Transformative Agenda’

Filling
the
Knowledge Management Gap

Humanitarian knowledge currently resides on websites of hundreds of
thousands of agencies
worldwide


where do you go to find what?

Knowledge Management
to
Compliment Information Management

Information management is supported, but not knowledge

Knowledge

= guidelines, manuals, training materials

Information

= news, situation reports, maps, statistics

Integration opportunities with
UN/OCHA and IASC

Where are we?



Project Proposal with UKAID



Funding secured from USAID for a Shelter and Settlement Library



Hold profiles of the thirty most vulnerable countries



Develop and deliver a Humanitarian Knowledge Network

Breakout Questions

Who Manages Knowledge?




What is the role for "knowledge managers" in your
organisation

/ sector?




If so, what qualities / skill sets should they possess?




At what point in the project chain might they be best positioned?




Is the objective to better field activities or affect institutional change, or both?


Breakout Questions

What are the Knowledge "Habits“




How do you nurture knowledge sharing?




Which actors in the knowledge chain are using which tools?




Where is the balance between computer
-
based knowledge exchange and
people
-
to
-
people interaction?


Breakout Questions

Types of Knowledge




What knowledge should we be capturing? Where are the knowledge gaps?




How should that knowledge be presented?




How do we capture socio cultural knowledge so that it is useful to the project
process, to avoid wasted resources and ineffective projects?