The Water Network has launched an app for Android and IPhone to access global water experts, knowledge and breaking news. With the app you can among others:
- Discover professionals with expertise of interest to you
- Meet attendees at Singapore International Water Week and other water events
- Access a global Q&A knowledge bank
- Breaking water news, filterable by category
To get started, you need to first download the app and login.
In this presentation you can see how it works.
Over the last year and a half IRC has been going through an intensive process of brand and identity renewal.
Why? Basically because we’ve changed substantially in the last few years and our identity needs to reflect that change. Since 2007 we’ve been strengthening our belief – through large-scale research and evidence gathering – that the only solution to the crisis in water and sanitation for over two billion people is the development of sustainable services. In partnership with many WASH sector players and with major investors we’ve been mapping the complex processes and approaches required to do this. To walk the talk, we’ve opened country offices in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Uganda, and become part of long-term sector change processes in those countries with a growing network of partners. Continue reading Dr. Patrick Moriarty, CEO IRC welcomes you to IRC’s new site….
Crucial to the WASH information Consortium group is knowing what links and synergies can be found through the different platforms that Consortium organisations are involved in.
This post provides an overview of IRC’s digital platforms as updated in April 2014.
Main IRC website: http://www.ircwash.org/
IRC Facebook pages:
In addition, IRC uses the following other social media channels: Slide Share, YouTube and Linkedin.
“All the disciplines have become more and more specialized and more and more quantitative, making them less and less accessible to the general public,” notes Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton and now the president of the New America Foundation.
Nick Kristof got a big response this weekend to his appeal for more academic to act like public intellectuals. In this post you will find more about his worries on Twitter.
Related, the student policy review at Georgetown interviewed me a couple of weeks ago, which you might say helps bolster Kristof’s point. This is my answer to, “What would you say this new era of technology has brought to development economics and academia?”
I think research papers are finding a much wider audience. Let’s say you like to follow stories on women’s empowerment or international development, previously you would’ve had to wait for The Economist to cover an article, or you would’ve had to go out and search for it yourself…
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Year of publication: 2013
This learning paper captures the experience of the Somalia WASH Cluster and draws lessons on how an effective knowledge management system can be developed and implemented. The paper aims to provide an example framework of a successful knowledge management system that can be adapted by other national WASH Clusters to support a predictable, effective, timely and coherent WASH emergency preparedness and response.
The paper will first outline the concept of knowledge management before featuring the key aspects of the knowledge management system in Somalia: basic components; challenges and actions; knowledge flow; backbones of the system; and feedback from the system users.
Lastly, it will highlight lessons learned from this experience.
The experience of the Somalia WASH Cluster demonstrates the importance of knowledge management in ensuring greater predictability and accountability in humanitarian response, while at the same time strengthening partnerships. Continue reading
The WASH-RCNN has been using following platforms for learning and sharing on WASH issues.
Resources (Online Library)
Decentralised Resource Centres