Colombo Knowledge Centre CKC

The Knowledge Centre of Colombo was established in 1997 and its main objective was to assist its membership by collecting information on the humanitarian sector. In 2003, a new strategic plan was initiated and new tools such as CHA District Resource Centres (CHADRCs), Precise Information Management System, Referencing System, Inter Library Loan System, Training and Guidance on Managing Information as well as Library and Information Science were implemented … (full text overview).

All pages have the same URL: Overview, Information alert, Services, District Resource Centres, Society Network of Information Sharing, Publications;
Address: CKC, Communicaton Officer, No 86, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka;
Contact: Tel:+94-11-4616824 Ext. 163, e-mail.

CHA District Resource Centres (History in brief): The Knowledge Centre of Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) was established in 1997 to cater its membership and was initiated as mini Resource Centre operating with limited services.

The year 2003 was a golden era for the CHA Knowledge Centre as the computerised Resource Centre was established during the year whilst introducing WINISIS, an internationally recognised Information Management System, to handle the need for information in the humanitarian sector.

The necessity to establish Districts Resource Centres (DRCs) at the CHA Districts Offices was identified. In August 2003, the CHA Districts Resource Centres were introduced to the districts in the North and East to cater to the needs of current and accurate information in the districts.

CHA also opened three Resource Centres specialising in Peacebuilding in the districts of Colombo , Kandy and Trincomalee in the year 2004. These Resource Centres mainly focus on subjects such as conflict, negotiation, mediation, peace, peacebuilding, and further resource materials on Conflict Sensitivity Approaches (CSA) including resource packs and training manuals.

Following the December 2004 tsunami disaster, there was a large demand for a focal point to gather, collate, analyse and disseminate information, especially in disaster management. Ten Resource Centres were setup in all the tsunami affected districts of Galle , Matara, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kilinochchi and Mullativu where a new component was added to the existing Resource Centres … (full text).

Link: CSNIS.

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