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Turning the lessons of experience into better knowledge capital

The 'Experience Capitalisation for Continuous Learning' e-learning course will help organisations make the most of accumulated staff knowledge

April 19, 2017

As part of its knowledge management programme, CTA continues to be a major contributor to the Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) series of courses which are currently hosted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) another member of the IMARK consortium. The latest collaborative e‑learning course, Experience Capitalisation for Continuous Learning, is aimed at helping organisations build a knowledge management methodology to draw lessons and to share them.

March 10, 2017

The effects of climate change are more and more clear and even worrying in some parts of the Pacific Islands. Herman P. Semes observes the challenge of climate variability and change every day. Chief of Pohsoain, a farming community of 80 inhabitants located on the Pohnpei Island of the Federated States of Micronesia, Semes believes livelihoods can be improved with new knowledge. “We grew up knowing that during the year, there are times when there is going to be rainy season followed by sunny season but, as times went on, we began to see changes in the weather. For example, we used to have the eastern trade winds coming during the month of November each year and now it is being delayed to December, January, and the strength of the wind is stronger. In Pohnpei, the weather these days is very unpredictable,” says the Chief of Pohsoain.