Project: Knowledge Management for Galapagos
Partners: Galapagos Governing Council, Galapagos National Park Service,
Charles Darwin Foundation, external experts
Status: Workshop Completed, funding for implementation being sought
The primary goal of this Knowledge Management Initiative is to foster a culture that incorporates knowledge/wisdom as a critical component of decision-making and policy development at all levels of governance and that ensures broad engagement and participation of all stakeholders.
Developing and facilitating Knowledge Management for Galapagos will be a collaborative process to standardize, integrate, and increase access to the knowledge needed for effective conservation management and sustainable development. The Initiative will benefit many constituencies:
- managers and political appointees
- scientists and researchers
- Galapagos residents
- tourists who visit the Islands
- people around the globe interested in Galapagos
Engagement and participation by all sectors of the community should produce better informed choices, social capital, and a shared vision for the future of Galapagos.
The general outline for this plan was developed at the international workshop Strategic Administration and Management of Knowledge for Galapagos, held in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, on September 30th through October 3, 2011. The plan establishes a framework for the development of a unified, accessible knowledge management infrastructure for Galapagos.
“Galapagos Knowledge Management Initiative Background Notes” by Dan Sherman
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