AFCC Stakeholders discuss embedding KM in the ASEAN
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Twenty-five officials and executives from six Southeast Asian countries representing the various stakeholders of the ASEAN Multisectoral Framework for Climate Change (AFCC) participated in the Workshop Embedding Knowledge Management in the ASEAN, to include the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC), ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment (ASOEN), ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forest and Climate Change (ARKN-FCC), ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS), ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN), ASEAN Expert Group on Forest Product Development (AEG-FPD), ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Fisheries (ASWGFi), ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agricultural Research and Development Group (ATWGARD), and ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN). Joining them are representatives of strategic partners from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the Coral Triangle Centre (CTC).
Dr. Mariliza V. Ticsay, Knowledge Resources Unit Head and Coordinator of SEARCAâ€™s Knowledge Center on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia (KC3), representing SEARCA, shares SEARCAâ€™s experience in knowledge sharing and networking, during the mapping exercise.The workshop was organized by the ASEAN Agriculture Industries and Natural Resources Division (AINRD), and sponsored by the ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC) of the GIZ and the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), building on the discussions and developments from the 2nd Meeting of the Ad hoc Steering Committee on Climate Change and Food Security held in May 2013. This meeting discussed the importance and relevance of knowledge sharing to the committee's Strategic Plan of Action (SPA), the importance of networking for knowledge generation, exchange, and peer-to-peer learning, and the emphasis on the need to manage web portals and other information systems.
Hence, the workshop was conducted with the aim to enhance the capacities of AFCC stakeholders in strengthening national and regional knowledge sharing, communication, and networking on climate change and food security. The workshop was facilitated by trainers/resource persons from the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Knowledge Services (UK) who incorporated a range of participatory methodologies to facilitate sharing and learning (e.g., open spaces, mapping, group work, and reflection).
At the end of the two-day workshop, the participants came up with a tentative KM Roadmap for the ASEAN which identified emerging KM priorities for the coming years, action points, and lead working groups.
The workshop was held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia on 7-8 October 2013.