UNCCD Invites Input through Knowledge Needs Assessment

March 2011: The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is currently undertaking a knowledge needs assessment to identify the current state of tools and practices, along with appropriate options for, knowledge management and sharing pertaining to desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD).

This assessment will inform the design and conception of a UNCCD Knowledge Management System that will provide a framework and tool for brokering scientific and technical information. This system is expected to offer an organized pathway to scientific and technical information, to further support UNCCD implementation and to contribute to awareness raising and synergies among UNCCD stakeholders.

The needs assessment is identifying knowledge assets and knowledge needs of participants, and will provide input for recommendations on potential priority initiatives for knowledge networking, knowledge content development, and technologies for knowledge management. The online survey is available in three languages, and responses are requested by 22 April 2011. [English version] [French version] [Spanish version]