COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
The online Local Development Community of Practice (CoP) at was formed in 2012 and is nowadays a well-known DLG sector-specific on-line resource among local authorities’ representatives, community leaders from all over Ukrainian with up to 4000 participants who share a common purpose:
problem solving in local development;
knowledge creation and sharing in local self-government;
best practice in project management;
innovation in economic growth.
The Community of Practice builds on the experience of a series of e-courses that had been carried out jointly with the higher educational institutions, local self-governance associations, regional training centres for different audiences which led to establishing a core group of the activists of the CoP that is functioning in the on-line format and is open to everyone to join anytime.
The e-courses offered in the Community are open to its members using knowledge management tools and IT solutions. The most popular e-course that is being hosted on a yearly basis, in autumn, is the “Project Management for Local Development”. More info is available HERE
The CoP currently operates as a two-folded knowledge management system:
1) tutored e-courses and self-study modules, and
2) knowledge and information management services (as a place for internal group discussions, e-library, and media digest).
Today the CoP brings together all stakeholders in local development, and has become a space for translating knowledge into actionable learning, building capacity to implement change and scaling up innovative solutions.