Integrated Knowledge Management
To execute its role as Knowledge, Learning and an Enabling centre ICIMOD has always put a premium on developing, capturing, sharing and disseminating knowledge and information for the benefit of its partners in Regional Member Countries and its mountain people and communities. In the context of ICIMOD’s medium term strategic agenda the Knowledge Management programme wants to strengthen and improve the institutional capacity to learn, innovate, information and knowledge is blended and effective communications methods and tools are used to inform and empower policymakers and mountain communities in the HKH region and elsewhere.
ICIMOD aims to be an open-house of knowledge sharing for initiatives both from the region and from the world; it is a regional platform, where policymakers, experts, planners, and practitioners can meet and exchange ideas and perspectives. ICIMOD wants to facilitate knowledge transfer across the region and from providers to users. ICIMOD sees knowledge-sharing initiatives as a source of inspiration, innovation, and questioning, and as an opportunity to scale down and customise international knowledge to tailor it to the needs of the region and to help in the design of future strategies.
Strategies and approaches
ICIMOD’s knowledge and information assets comprise its staff with its deep rooted understanding and knowledge on mountain issues, its network of government officials research and mountain institutes in the region and elsewhere, its geo-information data and its unique collection of books, journals, research papers and reports on relevant sector and thematic topics on mountains and its people. The knowledge management action plan supports and nurtures a culture of learning, enhance networked research, capacity building initiatives, and improved processes for capturing, storing, sharing and disseminating its knowledge from its programs through seminars, workshops, website and its publication programme.