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Project ID: 1103219513
Entity: Cisco Systems
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Activity: The Humanitarian Skills Register
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Activity description: The Humanitarian Skills Register: a worldwide online search tool for key humanitarian worker availability. The modification of an existing HR application, in use at Oxfam GB, into a global Humanitarian Skills Register to hold details of key skills and experiences of potential humanitarian workers. This allows Oxfam to search online for people with the right skills and the right experience for short-term posts, often at short notice. The solution was based on modifications to the existing Oxfam HR application, an online recruitment tool called i-grasp. Flexible fields were introduced to enable searching against specific skills and availability.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Project, Programme, Training initiative, Tool-kit
Time scale: Completed
Partners: Oxfam International


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