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Teasdale-Corti Global Health Research Initiative Project
Symposium 27 July 2010
Dr. Tim DeJager, Project Collaborator Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
The KTE Challenge for VPH in Sri Lanka
Success and enthusiasm built up in T-C project challenging the knowledge sharing capacity of traditional communication face to face meetings, print reports and publications etc. Cross agency and international collaboration requires more rapid and more stable and sustained knowledge flow pipelines. Need to share different kinds of knowledge encoded, experiential, embedded (tacit).
Geographically limited Encoded knowledge in paper publications repositories, libraries Face-to-face required real presence
With Internet Social Web
Global Many-toMany-to-many Rapid to real time Face-toFace-to-face possible in virtual online
Develop a connected, web-based VPH KTE network built on professional social networks and Web 2.0 tools. (i) broaden and create new channels for knowledge flow, (ii) expand the number of connected knowledge nodes in the veterinary public health sphere; (iii) improve knowledge relations across Ministries, universities and nations to speed the exchange and application of expertise and knowledge to preparedness, response and research agendas
Project Objectives (continued)
(iv) increase capacity for mentored training of future research users Outcome: A distributed network of researchers, program managers, regulators, mentors, teachers, students and field practitioners equipped with a means to connect with each other to share knowledge in real time via web tools in a collaborative online workspace.
How do we build it?
Requirements analysis what do we need, what will work, what will motivate use? Methods: surveys, interviews and stakeholder visits. Translate into menu of features and tools. (January July 2010) Identify best tools and software (open source and operate through web browser and mobile devices developer consultation). Develop and test and launch (March 2010 January 2011)
Project Work Plan (continued)
Develop training modules and sessions to build start-up user capacity and nurture in-country trainers. November 2010 September 2011 Grow the network. Apply it to meet existing project objectives and then expand the network to additional issues and objectives identified by network members. 2011
POST Approach* People: What are the capabilities and needs
of the people who will use and benefit?
Objectives: What will you do and how will it
benefit you and those they serve? How can we measure progress?
Strategy: What will be different after we are
Technology: What tools will help to
accomplish all of this?
* From Josh Bernhoff, Groundwswell, 2007
Evaluate Tools to fulfill desired functions
Example: Essential: Build a growing library of digital resources that can be easily accessed, shared, discussed. Possible: Build a personal library based on your interests. Tools Social Bookmarking and Tagging Uploading / Downloading RSS Feeds RSS Feed aggregators Personalization tools (add to My Library , add Tags ) Discuss / comment on resources
How to Build a Library
Share web resources with each other email, etc
± http://whqlibdoc.who.int/trs/WHO_TRS_907.pdf ± http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/diseases/zo onosessect1.pdf ± http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5013a1 .htm ± http://www.cdc.gov/nczved/ ± http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/ak738e/ak738e00.htm
Open Access no barriers of subscription / cost Craig Stephen DVM PhD, Director, Centre for Coastal Health
Health Geographics Journal - http://www.ijhealthgeographics.com/ QGIS open source GIS project - http://www.qgis.org/ Spatial Analysis Online Book http://www.spatialanalysisonline.com/output/ Spatial Analysis for Epidemiology and Ecology using R, online modules http://www.apsnet.org/education/advancedplantpat h/topics/RModules/default.html Colin Robertson
Contribute to the Library
Bookmark in Delicious.com
Create RSS Feed from VPH-KTE tag and add to library automatically
Suite of Tools
A question and answer and discussion forum where people can pose a question and members of the community or designated experts can provide a direct answer or contribute to a discussion on a given topic. A mentoring system for researchers and professionals willing to answer questions and provide guidance. A web meeting space online that enables people from remote areas to participate in meetings via text, voice, video and screen or application sharing.
Tool Suite 2
A system that sends alerts and important information from the web site to email or mobile phones (e.g. SMS). A calendar where upcoming meetings, workshops, conferences and other relevant events can be posted and people can register for attendance. Others decided by community, can be added over time.
What it might look like
It is your contribution that is needed to make it fly!
The role of social learning in building sustainable aquaculture in rural Sri Lanka
New IDRC project readying to launch in Sri Lanka partnering CCH/U Calgary with U Wayamba along with NAQDA and NARA Dr. Craig Stephen and Dr. Sam Daniel co-PIs Working with partners to enhance extension services involving communities in sustainable aquaculture policies, meeting food security and poverty reduction goals.
Focus of the Project
How can social learning and participatory approaches play a stronger role in knowledge translation and sharing? Vertical and horizontal. What are the motivations and gender differences for information sharing and how can those be harnessed for best practices? Work on health management of aquaculture as target. North and east regions of Sri Lanka
Knowledge the most important asset
The future of food security in the developing world depends more on knowledge than on resource-intensive agriculture," Venkataraman
Balaji of the International Crops Research Institute for the SemiArid Tropics in Patancheru, India. (Science, February 12, 2010).
Department of Animal Production and Health, Sri Lanka Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and IT Department, University of Peradeniya Dr. Craig Stephen, Dr. Sam Daniel, Dr. A. Chandrasoma, Dr. Preeni Abeynayake, Jenny Dawson-Coates, Suraj Gunawardana Teasdale-Corti KTE Grant ± Global Health Research Initiative