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Information Management Networks & Communities

BCMIX - Business Continuity Management Information Exchange

BCMIX is a free and non-commercial virtual group created for professionals with a genuine interest in Business Continuity Management (BCM/BCP), Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP), COOP, Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management.

Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is an emerging alliance of around 50 of the leading global, regional and national websites specialising in climate and development information. It brings together a diverse set of information players, from international organisations to research institutes, NGOs and good practice networks, and covers the full breadth of climate related themes. The focus is on primarily online initiatives, and those that play an explicit knowledge brokerage role, rather than being simply institutional websites.

CKB's goal is to improve access to climate information by coordinating and orchestrating the efforts of climate knowledge brokers.

Exchange of Experts in civil protection programme

New two-year project cycle beginning October 2016

The short-term exchange programme for persons and organisations involved in civil protection activities will be continued for a further two years. The programme is funded by the European Commission and managed by the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and is part of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).
The programme serves to improve the competence of civil protection forces and increase the effectiveness of joint operations by offering interested persons and parties the opportunity to participate in short-term exchanges to different countries. At present, 52 countries are represented in the programme, offering participants a wealth of potential experiences and knowledge accessible in the different national civil protection systems and organisations. Representatives from non-governmental organisations, which are active in the field of civil protection and disaster management, are also eligible to take part.
An exchange lasts from 2 days to a maximum 2 weeks. Experts are able to apply individually or as a group and organisations can use the programme to invite experts.

  • How to participate: Further information about the programme, eligibility and participation criteria can be found on our website.
  • Website: http://www.exchangeofexperts.eu

Global Development Network (GDNet)

GDNet provides southern researchers with a space to profile their work and opportunities to engage with others working in development policy and practice including topics such as Disaster Risk Reduction or Climate Change Adaptation. The tools and services that it offers have been developed specifically to support researchers working in developing countries and to make their work known to an international audience.

The GDNet Knowledgebase is a comprehensive internet portal to development research produced in developing countries. Free to use, it features more than 16,500 research papers which are accompanied by clear conclusion based summaries. You can browse by topic through the GDNet Thematic Windows.

GDNet offers a range of journals services to address the difficulty faced by many researchers in the global south in accessing journal articles to support their research. GDNet facilitates access to journals and scholarly literature, providing researchers and research organizations in low and middle income countries with access to journals services that are normally only available to paying subscribers subject to terms of agreement with the service provider. Access is granted to eligible researchers who have registered a profile on the GDNet Knowledgebase.

Information and Knowledge Management for Disaster Risk Reduction

Discussion group for issues related to information and knowledge management for disaster risk reduction facilitated by UNISDR's information management unit. Read the IKM4DRR concept note.

Knowledge sharing platform on disaster risk reduction

DisasterPreparedness - ICIMOD.org - is a Knowledge Sharing Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction practitioners. The website is community driven, and mainly serves as a dynamic online repository for materials such as publications, reports, articles, links and news related to DRR.

We welcome you all to join our Group Mail which facilitates knowledge-networking among more than 400 DRR practitioners.

Learning from mega-disasters community of practice

Learning from Mega-Disasters Community of Practice (CoP) is a knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Exchange program that is established by the Government of Japan and the World Bank to collect and analyze information, data, and evaluations performed by academic and research institutions, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and the private sector, with the intent of sharing Japan’s knowledge on disaster risk management (DRM) and post disaster reconstruction with countries that are vulnerable to disasters. This CoP will serve as a venue where experts can share views, discuss new topics, upload documents and add comments and suggestions.

MIT Climate CoLab

A project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, the MIT Climate CoLab is an online platform and global community where people from all over the world work to create, analyze, and evaluate proposals for what to do about global climate change. Proposals are evaluated for feasibility, novelty, impact, and presentation, and computerized simulation models project the environmental and economic outcomes of the actions proposed.

Platform for Global DRR Technology

Global DRR Technology aims to become an online Community of Practice (CoP) in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This site provides practical information on DRR Technology, DRR Education, DRR Policy, and mainstreaming DRR into other development issues.

Along with case studies and multimedia coverage of technology, the site offers discussion forums for visitors to communicate and share ideas on topics/articles of interest. Please explore the site and create an account to be further engaged in this global initiative on developing and identifying appropriate DRR technology to build resilient societies.

  • Language: English
  • How to participate: Create an account and log in from the links at the top of the page. There are forum, product assessment, and case study portals where users can contribute.
  • Website: http://www.pr4gdm.org/

Radix - Radical Interpretations of Disaster

Radix is meant as a home for discussion, working papers, opinion pieces, resources, links that can help to develop radical interpretations of and radical solutions for all disasters in all parts of planet earth. Radix welcomes any material that proposes to deal with fundamental issues such as human rights, respect for diversity, translation of available knowledge into action, the links among disasters, economic development, and politics. Recent discussions have focused on climate change, governance and other related topics.

Solution exchange for climate and disaster risk reduction community - Bangladesh

Solution Exchange is a knowledge management service that provides an email based platform for practitioners to discuss issues, share information and gather solutions to existing or anticipated challenges that they face on a day-to-day basis. It is based on the idea of peer learning and support. Bangladesh’s first Solution Exchange Community – the Urban Poverty Reduction Community was launched in March 2011 with its first query setting a global record for the number of responses.

The Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) Community provides knowledge services to harness Bangladesh’s vast knowledge pool on climate change and disaster risk reduction for more effective and smarter ways of doing the business – from policy, planning, or practical issues of implementation. The CDRR Community provides both online and offline services and tools in a non-hierarchical environment, bringing members from different sectors to form one ‘Team’ to make a positive dent in the field of climate change (CC) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Bangladesh. Currently there are some 580 members and dealt with some 26 queries and discussions (till January 2013).

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