Knowledge platform development partner – e.g. CIFOR Congo Basin project, Oxfam, etc.
Increase the exposure of your work and that of your partners
Kenya Story at Copenhagen, 2009: Wangari Maathai
Add adaptation projects to the weADAPT Google Earth Browser and search for what others are doing!
High and low bandwidth options
Edit placemarks within the browser – no need for spreadsheets (as with Google Earth)
Make edits...and immediately preview changes
For large amounts of data, generate a flexible custom-made spreadsheet
Using search terms you are interested in and create adaptation stories (example Kenya Story)
Low bandwidth view of Google Earth data points Placemarks are meaningfully integrated in our Knowledge Base, creating intelligent links with other data
There is a brand new user-friendly interface for wikiADAPT
wikiADAPT is also intelligently integrated in the Knowledge Base
All this data is linked in to all other relevant content including articles, projects, individuals, partner organisations and networks
E.g. weADAPT links people in relevant networks and relevant documents. Or if the search term was ‘drought in Kenya’ it would link people writing on this issue, or those who have registered an interest in it.
Link to people interested in the same issues and grow your network
Connecting YOU to people already working in your area of interest
Strengthen and create links in your knowledge network – bringing knowledge and organisations together in an integrated way
To experience it, register at weADAPT.org and create a profile about who you are and what you are interested in…. This will allow relevant content including articles, placemarks, projects, individuals, partner organisations and networks to intelligently find you in a context-relevant way
Integrating blogs and collaborative writing
Questions we are trying to explore
In what ways can we represent
both high quality scientific and local knowledge?
How do we build trust and break down barriers in sharing?
How do we encourage this knowledge to be used ?
Register at weADAPT.org! – Next launch – April 8, 2011
E.g. Adaptation Economics in Agriculture
IIED, SEI, GCAP Initiative
5 country case study across Africa and Asia, implemented by local partners
Exploring 5 different agricultural systems and the economics of climate impacts and adaptation strategies
Sharing experiences across diverse country contexts and livelihood systems
Linking local experiences with national policy
Integrating ‘envelops’ of climate change
Case countries and systems Country System type Tanzania Extensive livestock Nepal Highland mixed Malawi Maize mixed Rwanda Tree (coffee-banana) crop Bangladesh Rice based
Rwanda example Changes in Max Temperature
Overall project goals
Country case study research
Up-scaling of country results to global level messages
Global level analysis of climate change and agricultural policy
Communication to country and global stakeholders
Key components of country cases
Local (community and district) level case study primary research
National level policy and economic analysis of agriculture