Programme Management Office (PMO)
The IGES Programme Management Office (PMO) aims to draft an integrated overall research strategy for IGES, from a comprehensive, mid and long-term perspective. To implement this strategic plan, it will also comprehensively coordinate and facilitate internal research activities.
PMO takes the lead in promoting IGES strategic research and impact formation, and from the Sixth Phase, IGES’ outreach function has been incorporated into PMO operations. PMO will proceed with comprehensive operations such as knowledge management, capacity development, quality assurance, networking, outreach, and fund raising in order to make timely and effective inputs into important policy processes.
Strategic Planning and Coordination of Overall Research Activities
PMO will draft an integrated overall research strategy for IGES, from a comprehensive, mid and long-term perspective. To implement this strategic plan, it will also coordinate and facilitate internal research activities.
PMO collaborates with all research areas to produce flagship products that increase the visibility and recognition of IGES. One of these flagship publications is the White Paper series published every two years on a topic of strategic importance to Asia and the Pacific. IGES Fifth White Paper, expected to be published in July 2014, will focus on regional integration in Asia from a sustainability perspective, mainly focusing on ASEAN integration scheduled for 2015.
IGES White Paper Series
PMO aims to improve institutional performance through development of enabling environments for knowledge creation, accumulation, retrieval and utilisation, while also facilitating better information exchange, knowledge-sharing, and innovative collaboration among staff. Internal knowledge sharing should be promoted through effective IT tools, while external delivery will be addressed through the provision of coherent mechanisms for knowledge dissemination and IGES-managed databases.
PMO continues to provide strategic support and facilitate substantive, practice-based solutions and training to address the priority needs of global, regional, national and local stakeholders, while enhancing the impact generation of IGES strategic research, expertise and outputs.
Internal capacity building will be carried out to enhance institutional capabilities by systematically updating collective knowledge, skill-sets and expertise at IGES. Staff capacity will also be strengthened to produce effective research processes, outputs, dissemination and networking, thus improving research performance, production of value-added publications, and delivery of transformative products.
Quality Assurance of Research Outputs
PMO will work proactively to facilitate research methodologies in the early stages of output preparation to achieve high quality final products such as publications.
Networking is the key to enhancing IGES research activities and generating impact. PMO Networking Operations will assist in the effective coordination and development of multiple international and regional networking operations in which IGES research groups are involved. These will include operation of the International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) and the Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet). Another important role is organising and participating in key forums to promote networking, such as the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP).
IGES Global Networks
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP)
LCS-RNet / LoCARNet
In order to raise the visibility of IGES research outputs and improve IGES' reliability as an international research institute, PMO Outreach, in close collaboration with other IGES research areas, carries out effective and timely dissemination targeting appropriate audiences and building effective impact through various methods of communication.
Experts & Staff (in alphabetical order)
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