Communities of Practice (CoPs) are voluntary networks consisting of individuals with expertise and interest in a thematic area who may learn how to do better in that area by interacting regularly and exchanging their knowledge and experiences.
The communities of practice will be organized under the following structure:
1. Online discussion on a live chat session around three questions which are submitted in advance to the registered participants
2. One moderator and one facilitator that will be present and active during the online live chat session to help guide and fuel the discussion. A transcript of the discussion and a summary digest are distributed amongst the participants shortly after the discussion
As for participation, membership is open to all interested parties. Members roles include:
- Active participation in the online discussions
- Sharing experiences and knowledge on the topics being discussed
- Engage with others in a collegial manner that is respectful especially of divergent opinions
Why should you join ?
As a member of a CoP, you will:
- Participate in online discussions with representatives from all relevant sectors, and if you wish, have the possibility to lead on a relevant discussion.
- Have first-hand access to up-to-date information produced by SAICM and other stakeholders on the SAICM emerging policy issues and other issues of concern.
- Actively contribute to peer-to-peer learning exchanges on best practices, case studies and experiences on chemicals management.
- Contribute to the development of new initiatives towards SAICM objectives and the SDGs.
- Receive summaries of discussions held