Communication tools for knowledge sharing and networking - DDRN
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Communication tools for knowledge sharing and networking - DDRN

Communication tools forknowledge sharing andnetworkingInput for discussionUnderstanding the linkages betweenclimate change, human health, water and food security:Research and knowledge sharing for Southern AfricaCape Town, February 18-20, 2009

Suggested tools for SADC ClimateInitiativeExternal communication• Website for generalinformation• Open to all interestedstakeholders• Recruit newnetwork/initiativeparticipants• Now: Section• Future: Own website?Internal communication• Tool for sharingknowledge (thematic andabout each other)+ discussing online:Sharepoint• Tool for writing together(e.g. project proposals,briefs, etc.):Wiki• Many other possibilities,depending on needs

Suggested tools for SADC ClimateInitiativeSharepoint(Discussion &Library)Other tools:Del.ici.ous?iGoogle?Accessthrough WebWiki(Writing tool)

Suggested tools for SADC ClimateInitiative – DDRN WebsiteAccess through web at• Information onbackground• Documentation fromworkshop• Information on followup and progress• Links to contactpersons and internaltoolsMaintained by DDRN,with yourcontributions

Suggested tools for SADC ClimateInitiative - SharepointFunctions:• Library• Discussion groups• Calendar• Contact details• LinksClosed forumYOU can all uploadand contribute

Suggested tools for SADC ClimateEstablished at at• Develop jointdocuments• Coordination ofprocesses(Status, to dolists. etc)Closed forum – byinvitationYOU can all edit andcontributeInitiative - Wiki

Other information sources:DDRN website NEWsections on:• Climate change• Food security• Researchcommunication(Will) include informationon:• Events• Papers and reports• Briefs• Funding sources• Links• Other news

Issues for discussion• Goals of communicating?• Who is to be included / targeted?• Kinds of information / contents?• Most appropriate channels?• Codes for interaction?• Who is responsible for maintenance?• Practical constraints?• Timeframe?

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