Amplexor launched capacity4dev.eu, DG DEVCO Drupal-based knowledge sharing platform, in the beginning of March. This release represents an important milestone not only for the European Commission, but also for Amplexor, as the project had been under development since 2014, in partnership with Gizra, a web design specialist from Israel.
DG DEVCO is the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development. It’s responsible for formulating European Union development policy and thematic policies in order to reduce poverty in the world, to ensure sustainable economic, social and environmental development and to promote democracy, the rule of law, good governance and the respect of human rights, notably through external aid.
As a result of this mission, capacity4dev.eu was designed to serve as the European Commission’s knowledge sharing platform for development cooperation. Under the motto “Join – Share – Learn”, members can share, learn and collaborate with over 20000 users, including EU staff, development professionals from EU member states, partner governments, civil society, academia and the private sector.
The platform aims to improve capacity development through knowledge sharing by:
- Consolidating knowledge and building an institutional memory;
- Supporting thematic expertise;
- Enabling cross-learning among practitioners from EU institutions and other organizations;
- Consolidating knowledge sharing tools and communities of practice around a common environment.
The project already has grounds to expand. Amplexor has plans to add single sign-on (SSO) possibilities and support for additional languages.
For a full overview of the platform’s features, please check the video below: