International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network
IW:Learn

Website Toolkit

The Website Toolkit provides support for developing a dynamic content management system, that is linked and searchable through IW:LEARN's International Waters Information Management System. The resulting network will allow access to high quality data and information and ensure dissemination to a broader community of stakeholders.

IW:LEARN works with GEF International Waters projects to improve online sharing of data and information relevant to managing international waters, including marine, coastal and freshwater ecosystems.

With the  Website Toolkit, IW:LEARN is able to provide GEF IW projects the support they need for developing a dynamic content management system. Websites developed using the Toolkit incorporate usability, accessibility and metadata standards, and will be linked through IW:LEARN and UNEP's distributed discovery mechanism. The resulting network will allow access to high quality data and information and ensure dissemination to a broader community of stakeholders.

About the CMS

The CMS that has been built for IW:Learn is called Rocky CMS. It is built using open source technologies and could run on any platform.

Even so, the idea (at least for now) is that project sites should be hosted and run form the IW:Learn server. IW:Learn technical staff will take care of setup, databases and upgrades.

The CMS will continue to develop with new features, and the documentation in this section will change with it. There will also be videos available to explain the various topics of how to operate the CMS.

Basic features

  • Layout editing
  • Content editing
  • Multiple language support
  • Attach files
  • Protected pages
  • Document library
  • Country mapping
  • Dynamic forms
  • RSS feeds