Space and Global Health/Licencing and Mandate

Licencing and Mandate edit

United Nations and its bodies plan and organize their activities with a mandate of its member states and the UN bodies have to assure that any publications or official documents of UN programmes cannot be altered by anyone that do not have a permission to do so. So for any official information visit the UNOOSA web portal.

The learning module is dedicated to capacity building in the context of Space and Global Health is not officially maintained by any United Nations body or programme. It is not possible by default, that official documents can be edited by the public. The Wikiversity content can be regarded is a participatory interface between a Community of Practise and official working groups and individual member states activities.

Quality Assurance edit

Furthermore there is no mandate for and by Working Group for Space and Global Health or programmes like UN-SPIDER to perform any Quality Assurance in the learning resource of Wikiversity.

Quality assurance is performed like in any Wiki resource by community member or members of the working group. Please cross-check for quality assurance that the reference to the official documents of UNOOSA are used just like references in scientific publications.

Significant quality assured content can be used with an appropriate Creative Common citation reference can be integrated in future developments and could lead to additional features and response options in the UN-SPIDER or other programmes.

Please note that all content, alterations and activities you might want to perform in this learning resource will not need an official mandate to be performed. So please identify clearly for any alteration

  • (Projects about Space Technology and its Application) if it is a reference to project or activity that addresses space technology in the Global Health domain or in the area of Disaster Management,
  • (National Policies for Application of Space Technology) make reference to national policies in the domain of application of space technology (e.g. Global Health of Disaster Management) or
  • (Official UNOOSA Documents) comments that make a references to official UNOOSA documents

Neutral Point of View edit

Like in any other Wikipedia article and Wikiversity learning resource for capacity building the Neutral Point of View (NPOV) should be applied in any learning resource.

Treat the content just like any other learning resource in Wikiversity. It is recommended to learn about the official UNOOSA documents first (e.g. for Space and Global Health, to be clear about the framing of the learning resource. Then start editing the learning resources or translate the learning resource in another language and address the requirements and constraints in this learning resource (e.g. for Latin America). Start editing after studying the basic concepts of Space and Global Health or the application of Space Technology in the domain of disaster management.

Discussion Page edit

Use Discuss page to suggest alterations, advancements of the learning resource if you are unsure how contributions could be implemented in Wikiversity.

It is recommended to register first with your identity, so that the community is aware about your expertise and trusts your alteration with the knowledge about your background. Your expertise can be elaborated on the Wikiversity User-Page that every registered users can create. You can create a link to your institutional homepage for further information that is also visible to the readers and authors of this resource.

Official Entities of United Nations edit

Offical entities of United Nations like WHO or UNOOSA have a special mandate and the entities cannot simple decide to work beyond a given mandate which is given to the entity by the general assembly of the UN. They have no mandate to maintain the learning resource and the learning resource is maintained by the non-official Community of Practice taking official recommendations of the Working Group into account for the capacity building.

The wiki community members are encourage to cross check and validate the content of the learning resource, update with new scientific evidence or valuable extensions for learning resources for capacity building in the domain of Space and Global Health or Disaster Management at programme of UN-SPIDER. Problem solving in complex dynamic systems need a holistic approach that combines food, health, security, economics, social and cultural considerations to implement risk mitigation strategies in sustainable way (see UN Sustainable Development Goals[1])

References edit

  1. Kates, R. W., Parris, T. M., & Leiserowitz, A. A. (2005). What is sustainable development? Goals, indicators, values, and practice. Environment(Washington DC), 47(3), 8-21.