Platforms used by WASH-Resource Centre Network Nepal (WASH-RCNN)

The WASH-RCNN has been using following platforms for learning and sharing on WASH issues.

Website

Resources (Online Library)

Electronic Bulletin

Facebook

Twitter

Youtube

Decentralised Resource Centres

  • Surkhet
  • Pokhara

WordPress Blog

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A taste of Water and Sanitation at the XII Seminar of Environmental Documentation Centres

On the 17th June, The Seminar of Environmental Documentation Centres and protected natural areas devoted part of its annual meeting to water and sanitation. The WASH information Consortium coordinated by IRC was invited by the United Nations Office Support International Decade “Water for Life” to present the Consortium initiative. The UN-Water in Zaragoza, the World Wide Web (W3C) and iAgua showed interest in working with the WASH information Consortium initiative.

At this meeting in Segovia, Spain more than 40 professionals from Resource Centres, and libraries of the United Nations came together to discuss the value of different initiatives and tools for  knowledge management. Water and sanitation have been the focus of several dialogues on water, that are organized as part of the International Decade “Water for Life”, 2005-2015, the inter-agency mechanism for the implementation of the Johannesburg Plan on water-related provisions and the Millennium Development Goals concerning freshwater.

Among the initiatives that were presented were:

  1. “Documentation Centres of United Nations on Water and Sanitation” by Pilar Gonzalez Meyaui of the United Nations Office.  Pilar invited participating organizations to join the group giving them the possibility of displaying on their websites the latest publications of the United Nations system on water and sanitation and have access to Spanish publications.

More than 15 centres showed their interest in becoming collaborative centres. However concern was expressed on the continuity of the initiative after completion of the Decade in 2015. The session also provided an opportunity for the United Nations depository libraries in Spain to introduce their work. Also highlighted was the transformation being observed in users in this new digital age and the increased need for training to improve search capabilities relevant and reliable documentation on the Internet.

2. WASH information Consortium an initiative of the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC). (View slideshow)

The presentation of the WASH information Consortium was done by Caridad Machín of IRC. Camacho was especially welcomed by the institutions related to water and sanitation. In the discussion some participants were interested in knowing the effectiveness of the group’s meetings and to what extent member organizations within the group are committed to the objectives of the consortium given the voluntary nature of the partnership. Three organizations expressed interest in working directly with the WASH information Consortium: Office of UN-Water in Zaragoza, the W3C Consortium and iAgua and they will be invited to the next meeting of the group. (To follow the group’s activities visit this blog: https://washinfo2015.wordpress.com/ and for joining the group send a message to camacho@irc.nl). Continue reading

Uganda WASH Resource Centre’s platforms

The Social Accountability  blog
The social accountability blog is maintained by the Network for Water and Sanitation Uganda. It documents the story on improving social accountability through empowering communities to use accountability tools to hold the service provide accountability.

The WASH Uganda blog
WASH in Uganda is a blog, calendardocumentsmailing groupsocial network and Q&A on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Uganda. This blog  is maintained by IRC in partnership with many stakeholders in the Uganda WASH Sector including the Uganda WASH Resource Center.

 

DSpace: a solution for Open digital repositories

20130702_Dspace_diagrameDSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories.  It is free and easy to install “out of the box” and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.

DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets.  And with an ever-growing community of developers, committed  to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next.

Why use DSpace? Top Reasons to Use DSpace

Looks like the ideal content manager allowing delegated management. Really worth looking at!

For more information see video: http://www.dspace.org/introducing/dspace-video

UN-Water Decade’s platforms and social media

Websites

  • Spanish: Centro de documentación de Naciones Unidas sobre Agua y Saneamiento:

http://www.bibliotecaonuagua.org

  • English: UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC)

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/unwdpac.shtml

  • Spanish: Programa de ONU-Agua para la Promoción y la Comunicación en el marco del Decenio (UNW-DPAC)

http://www.un.org/spanish/waterforlifedecade/unwdpac.shtml

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IHE’s platforms and social media

The UNESCO-IHE building in Delft

The UNESCO-IHE building in Delft (Photo credit: Wikipedia)