Information and Knowledge Management for Climate Change (IKM4CC) strategic framework: guidelines for the Pacific region

Information and Knowledge Management for Climate Change (IKM4CC) strategic framework: guidelines for the Pacific region

The purpose of this document is to guide the development of strategic frameworks for managing data, information and knowledge relevant to sustainable development and the related areas of climate change and disaster risk management. This guidance is for governments, agencies, regional bodies and other organisations in the Pacific region. Summary advice on key information management issues is provided as an Annex.

In addition, these framework guidelines are accompanied by a set of information and knowledge management guidelines that provide greater direction on selected information management topics and practices. Additional resources will be developed over time, based on user priorities and feedback.
 
Key enablers of successful IKM:

An IKM strategic framework should identify all the people, systems and processes within a government or organisation that  enable the successful creation, management and use of information. These typically include:

  • laws - any legal requirements relevant to managing data and information
  • policies and Procedures and Standards - policies,  guidelines and operating procedures for managing data and information according to recognised standards
  • technology - sustainable technology infrastructure and practices to support data and information management.
  • capacity - skills and expertise required to support information and knowledge management
  • funding - sustainable funding to carry out information and knowledge management activities as part of core business
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