What are Communities of Practice?
The Asia LEDS Partnership links practitioners and policymakers through a network of five crosscutting working groups (called the Community of Practice) which support members on sectoral topics: energy, finance, multilateral climate governance, transport and building energy efficiency. A Community of Practice (CoP) is a network of engaged experts and practitioners from a sector or working area who come together as a group to regularly engage in peer -to- peer learning to improve their personal and collective group knowledge. The network offers an alternative to conventional knowledge sharing platforms that usually feature top-down development assistance and policy adoption by providing an inclusive member experience. The activities of each CoP focus on peer learning, expert assistance and knowledge exchange through discussions, workshops, seminars, case studies etc. in topics found to be of relevance to the members. The five CoPs under the Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP) are: