Communities of Practice
Communities of Practice are dynamic groups associated by communication and learning processes which are dedicated to issues of joined interest. The sharing of knowledge is the essential process constituting a Community of Practice. With regard to the application of space technology for disaster management, it is likewise a core task within the UN-SPIDER programme. Accordingly, UN-SPIDER aims at fostering Communities of Practice of any kind, as far as their issues are related to the intersection of disaster management and space-based information.
UN-SPIDER Workshops and Technical Advisory Missions provide an environment where disaster management practitioners meet space experts as well as each other, thus offering the organisational platform on which Communities of Practice can be founded and developed further by way of personal contact.
Regarding the ICT support to the Communities of Practice's continuous activities in the way of knowledge transfer and social learning, the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal provides the web-based platform for spontaneous communication and quality-assured content generation and transfer.