Regional workshop on the latest information technologies in knowledge transfer

15-06-2009  – 18-06-2009 Dhaka

The Regional Workshop on the latest Information Technologies in Knowledge Transfer is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division in cooperation with UNESCAP, and is hosted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. The workshop will take place from 15-18 June in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The workshop is part of the UN/DESA Development Account project for the strengthening of the statistical capacity of the countries of South Asia.

One of the objectives of the project is to establish an IT network, which will aim to provide a forum for technical dialogue among countries in the region for promotion of knowledge management in the form of common platforms for data and metadata exchange and the sharing of information on methodologies and statistical analysis. Within the SAARC Secretariat context it is expected that decisions will be taken on the modalities of the common platforms, including a concept paper for the design and organization of the community website with interactive technology (electronic forum, wiki, etc).

This workshop will give an overview of the latest technologies in knowledge transfer; it will discuss traditional knowledge bases and web forums, as well as usage of social networking in knowledge sharing. Data dissemination and data exchange technologies, such as SDMX, will be treated also. One of the outcomes of this Regional Workshop should relate to the practical bottlenecks at individual country level, which may prevent the community website from becoming actively used. In that regard countries will be invited to make presentation on their statistical systems and their practices in communication, data sharing and data dissemination.


  • Ronald Jansen, Statistics Division, Tel.: +1 212 963 5980, E-mail:

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