The Ministry of Environment has worked for multiple years in supporting various contents of environmental knowledge and enhancing the internal capacity through program development in order to proactively respond to the rapidly changing circumstances in and out of the country and policy alternatives.

To accumulate and manage work-related knowledge, Knowledge Management System (KMS) was adopted in 2003, through which knowledge has been shared on administrative work know-how as case studies of success and failure. Especially for efficient performance in environmental affairs, the online management of One Job One Person Manual ("Best On-Job Practice") is mandatory to ensure operational continuity and transfer of know-how. The work manual that started its production in 2008 currently has a total of 4,564 entries, in which the Ministry employees continue to modify and revise the history related to key details of individual job descriptions, experience, know-how, and work procedures, and this enables the transfer of job descriptions and obviates downtime in performance, thus leading to improved service for people.

Besides, Community of Practice (CoP) has been in service since 1999, where employees who share interests learn and debate together with specialists from outside to find solutions to pending environmental problems. As of June 2012, 39 CoPs are active, among which CoP on Food Culture Improvement was selected in 2012 as an excellent research group in national administrative organizations for policy achievements including development of a mobile application for refrigerator management and reinvigoration of sales in smaller packages (for singles).

In order to a systematically conserve and manage administrative assets, starting in 2010, building of Digital Environmental History Hall was pursued, whereby various materials including photo images, posters, and leaflets related to events are exhibited. The system was the first of its kind to be adopted by a government ministry, and handles all materials excluding official documents, registering 85,599 materials as from June 2012. This is expected to make a major contribution to efficient storage and management of the administrative assets that are feared to suffer loss due to the relocation of government offices to Sejong City in starting in 2012. Also, the Ministry of Environment Digital Library webpage was created to provide 445,000 pieces of information to the public. The webpage allows not only searching for various data, but also online access to e-books that include full texts of various reports (about 9,800 or so of them as of June 2012) published by the Ministry and its affiliated public organizations.


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