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Information Knowledge and Learning Management

Introduction:

Sphere India Information, knowledge and learning management is a collaberative process of all member organisations of Sphere India, their partner agencies, the inter agency groups institutionalised or strengthened by Sphere India URS and the wider humanitarian community to collate and pool in the information and knowledge resources under a common open source information, knowledge and learning resource centre.
Sphere India IKLM rationale:

6.1 Sphere India IKLM in practice: Sphere India TCBP Phase 1: (2004 – 2007)

Sphere India TCBP Phase 2: (2007 – 2009)

Sphere India TCBP Phase 3: (2009 – )

EFICOR took a lead in conceptualising and supporting this project on documentation of good practices in CBDRR. The project aims to augment the knowledge gaps in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR), by identifying scalable models of risk reduction mechanisms (indigenous/traditional or contextualized), that has potential for replication in disaster prone communities and document the good practices and experiences that has helped in reducing risk and strengthening resilience of different communities which face cyclones, droughts, earthquakes and floods.

The project involves an action research to collect and document information on good practices, analyze the collected information and publish useful good practices and one resource document. This research design is to facilitate the research activities and includes the purpose of research, targeted audience, process and methodologies of data collection, process and activities as planned in the project, format for tele/interview survey, guidelines for field researchers, formats for summarizing and analysis of information and criteria for short listing of the good practice.
1.2 Sphere India IKLM Resource center
1.3 Sphere India IKLM Google Group
1.4 Sphere India IKLM GIS mapping
1.5 Sphere India IKLM good practice documentation
1.6 Sphere India IKLM subcommittee:
1.7 Meeting Minutes v 1.8 Documents
1.9 Visioning and Strategy - SI IKLM 2011-2015


Sphere India revisited IKLM in 2010 through an exercise for Sphere India organisation evolution and initiated the long term strategic planning for 2011-2015. The core components of SI-IKLM Visioning and strategy for 2015 include: Vision:
Mission:
Strategic Objectives :
SO1: To develop/strengthen inter-agency collaborative processes for multi stakeholder coordination during, after and before emergencies (as per agreed principles) at the national, state and district levels across the country.
Core components and activities:
Strengthening URS as a mutli stakeholder National platform for emergency coordination.
Provide leadership and support for similar platforms at state and district levels.
Developing infrastructure of a common facility for Emergency Operations Coordination Center.

SO2: To conduct an annual multi stakeholder lessons learnt exercise and developing a common plan of action for emergency preparedness and Unfied Response action for the year.
Core components and activities:
Annual evaluation (internal and external) of the program
Lesson learnt workshop
Annual planning exercise along with IAGs and other stakeholders to develop Annual Plan of Action .

SO3: To insititutionalise URS process for EW activation, sitreps, common assessments (rapid and detailed), common response planning and implementation, multi - sectoral coordination, common monitoring, common learning, deactivation and enabling coordination for early recovery. Core components and activities
Developing consensus on URS protocols, SOPs etc.
understanding of roles and responsibilities of different actors (Sphere India, IAGs, subcommittees, relationships with NDMA, SDMA, DDMA etc.
Establishing multi sectoral coordination committees at all levels.

SO4: To develop a database of agencies and stakeholders at all levels, map their capacities, prepositioning, gap analysis etc.
Core components and activities
Mapping of agencies, Developing NGO Database, Prepositioning matrix, Gap Analysis etc.


SO5: To initiate the processes for early recovery coordination

Core components and activities:
Developing processes, protocols and SOPs for early recovery coordination