As illustrated in the diagram below, two key sections of the CoP online space are "SSR Methodology" and "SSR in Practice". In the SSR Methodology section, community members can browse and contribute to the ongoing development of a comprehensive methodology for carrying out and supporting SSR Programmes. The methodology will cover the main phases of activity and key issues associated with most SSR Programmes and include an ever-growing repository of supporting tools, case studies and other resources drawn from the practical experience of the community. Practitioners can select resources they find useful, adapt them to their needs, and apply them in their SSR programmes and support missions.
The SSR in Practice section is dedicated to learning from the experience of applying the SSR methodology and tools on SSR programmes and support missions around the world. Practitioners can share information about the SSR programmes and support missions they are involved in and what they are learning in the process. Tools are provided to help practitioners reflect on their practical experience, share what they have learned and contribute to the synthesis of community learning into enhancements to the methodology and innovative new resources.
In the "Resource Library", "Lessons Identified" and "Directory" sections, community members will find a set of search and discovery tools to help them quickly find knowledge resources, lessons identified and expert colleagues relevant to their work and interests. In the "My Profile" section, they can maintain their personal profile so that other community members can connect with them on the basis of shared or complementary experience and interests.
Finally, in the "Forum" section, community members can join discussions on hot topics in SSR, ask and respond to specific questions, and request support from the community. Browsing the Forum regularly is a great way to stay up to date on what is going on in the SSR community. By asking questions and joining discussions, members can discover new insights that will enable them to work more effectively and find fellow practitioners with whom they can collaborate. The Forum is managed by the ISSAT Knowledge Management Team and monitored by other ISSAT staff and Expert Roster members to ensure that all queries are answered. Some conversations are also compiled into summary notes which can be consulted by all members, and recommended external documents are placed into the resource library for easy reference.