DSWD to activate 'Knowledge Exchange Center' on Jan. 25

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 23 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman has said that the agency will be activating its "Knowledge Exchange Center" (KEC) on Wednesday, January 25.

Joining the DSWD chief at the launching ceremony are representatives from the World Bank, members of the academe, and other DSWD officials.

The KEC, which is located at the fourth floor of the DSWD Central Office in Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City, is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.

Soliman said that the KEC is a result of DSWD's pioneering efforts to institutionalize a knowledge management system which aims to strengthen and promote the exchange of information with stakeholders and geared towards increased productivity and efficiency.

Established through a grant from the World Bank, the KEC is an interactive repository of important knowledge in social protection, including DSWD’s database.

Its facilities include a conference room with multi-media equipment, home TV theater, computers and scanner for accessing information and knowledge, web portal and a physical library with an Online Public Access Catalog.

“The strengthening of knowledge exchange in the DSWD is an important step towards increased efficiency and capacity to support the expansion of our poverty reduction projects,” Soliman said. (PNA)

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