UNDP Receives International Award for Knowledge Management

June 19, 2012Andrea Calabrese

Development Gateway congratulates the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on winning a Knowledge Management Award 2012 in Vienna, Austria for its “outstanding efforts and achievements to promote the idea of knowledge societies”. Each year, Knowledge Management Austria presents the award to one individual and one international organization. The Managing Director of Knowledge Management Austria, Mr. Andreas Brandner, mentioned Teamworks as a prime example of UNDP’s work in this area, calling it “the most promising knowledge management initiative within the UN focusing on knowledge networking within a global knowledge partnership.”

Development Gateway built the Teamworks platform for UNDP to improve collaboration within the organization by allowing UNDP staff to share their experiences and lessons learned. Teamworks is also being used as the platform for the Rio+20 Dialogues initiative in parallel with Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.