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  • weADAPT began with wikiADAPT 5 years ago and many lessons have been learnt from the transition to creating a platform/network that is open, accessible, credible, trusted and easy to use.
  • Demand has been identified through stakeholder consultation in many workshops over the years. The are being addressed in a strategic way with partners.
  • Case studies can be added to the Google Earth interface which is a great communication tool for local NGOs and CBOs to international organizations.
  • Articles are organized into key themes which are managed by SEI and external partners in each area of expertise.
  • Downscaled climate data is being added in to weADAPT from the Climate Information Portal (University of Cape Town) through a CDKN funded project. Implemented by end October 2012.
  • Asian data coverage also available
  • High impact stories can be told using the content on the website (allows attribution to all authors), climate data and other types of spatial data.
  • Automated linking to other major global platforms – e.g. CIFOR
  • Despite the fact that there are a proliferation of portals out there, why would people use weADAPT? Balance between cutting edge technology while maintaining capacity building ethos for developing country contexts.

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  • 1. +weADAPT:Building Capacity on Climate Adaptation
  • 2. Capacity building Knowledge sharing opportunities Synthesis of lessons learnedCommunication of climate adaptation stories
  • 3. + Demand identified  Adaptation decision making support  Linking to downscaled climate data  Increasing knowledge sharing capacity  Improving collaboration, building on existing research; avoiding redundancy  Learning about other networks  Linking different knowledge systems
  • 4. +
  • 5. + Knowledge Base Of articles on Key emerging Areas in Climate Adaptation
  • 6. New! Integration withclimate data at theUniversity of CapeTown
  • 7. Coverage of Asian stationdataset now available in CIP
  • 8. + Stories and Narratives of Adaptation  Experience  Climate Data  Other biophysical data (e.g. WEAP, agro- ecological zones, etc)  Forest change simulation  Data on adaptation projects  = stories and key messages
  • 9. + Linking to other platforms
  • 10. + Why weADAPT?  Sustainable, distributed model  Credible information  Quality control through appointed Editors  Relevant to practitioners, researchers, planners and policy makers  Accessible – high and low bandwidth  Practical – linking to networks on the ground e.g. AfricaAdapt, Sumernet  Provides decision-making support  Downscaled climate data and guidance – coming soon!
  • 11. For more information  Contact Sukaina Bharwani at the Oxford Office of the Stockholm Environment Institute, UK  sukaina.bharwani@sei-international.org  For general questions on weADAPT contact info@weadapt.org