+weADAPT:sharing information and learning lessons onclimate adaptation issues
Audience and objectives   Create a broad community of practitioners and    researchers, drawing upon the collaboration wi...
+ Questions we have tried to explore    In what ways can we represent     both high quality scientific and local knowledg...
Principles
+    Demand identified       Adaptation decision making support       Linking to downscaled climate data       Increasi...
Guidance and Experience Knowledge           Base       Pages       Guides Briefing       Notes       Climate change s...
+
+       Knowledge Base         Of articles on        Key emerging              Areas in    Climate Adaptation
Initiatives / topics
Adaptation Layer
Knowledge sharing     opportunities,synthesis of lessons       learned and  communication ofclimate adaptation            ...
+    Why weADAPT?     Going beyond knowledge sharing     Integrating knowledge in intelligent ways     Ensuring it is f...
+    Lessons learnt     More   ownership     The process ensures quality     Increase knowledge sharing capacity     I...
+    Lessons learnt     Less technical content (linking communities)     Improved editing interface (user friendly)    ...
+    Ownership       Different levels of user access
+    Processes for sharing    content
+    Integrating information
+ Bridging networks
+    Breaking down barriers    to sharing       Contributions = visibility       For individual       For organisation ...
+Link to people interested in the same issues and grow your                          network
+    Visibility        Increasing visibility of both individual and organisation
+    Visibility
+
+    COBAM
+
+ Add   adaptation projects to the weADAPT    Adaptation Layer - search for what others are    doing!
+    Make edits...   ...and view changes
+    Adaptation LayerUsing search terms you are interested in and createadaptation stories (example video) by downloadingp...
+    Knowledge base article    All content is meaningfully integrated in our Knowledge Base,               creating intell...
+ Forests and climate changeAll data is linked in to all other relevant content including articles,projects, individuals, ...
+    weadapt.org/oxfam
+    weadapt.org/using-climate-information
+ Initiative on adaptation decision-  making                            weadapt.org/adaptation-decision-making
+    Stories and Narratives of    Adaptation     Experience     Climate Data     Other biophysical    data (e.g. WEAP, ...
+    Next steps Integrating and linking to downscaled climate data – see user journeys at weadapt.org/using-climate-infor...
+    Linking to other platforms
+    Links back to weADAPT
Principles   Adaptation is       a complex process of socio-institutional learning       recognises often competing sta...
Integration with climatedata at University of CapeTown
Coverage of Asian stationdataset now available in CIP
Landing pages
+ Why weADAPT?    High quality content, with a sustainable model    Credible information    Rigorous editing    Releva...
+ Next steps             1.   Register at weADAPT.org        2.   Add your organisation and logo                  3.   Fil...
Get in touch  We are always responding to requests for new  features to allow networks to use their site space  in their ...
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  • Demand has been identified through stakeholder consultation in many workshops over the years. The are being addressed in a strategic way with partners.
  • Articles are organized into key themes which are managed by SEI and external partners in each area of expertise.
  • What have we tried to improve? Multiple logos, incentives for contribution
  • Better interface for sharing and editing etc
  • ToRs for Editors Ownership vs quality control
  • Self organising links – facilitating learning process, avoiding redundancy and unecessary replication – increased collaborative opportunities Tools: Adx, CIP, Vulnerability and adaptation assessment, paticipatory apporaches Projects: GE Organisations: Institutional barriers – logos, external urls People: trust, ownership, quality control, access, mushrooming, increasing capacity to manage own networks, Initiatives: CBA, Asia Pacific
  • Links networks that would not otherwise be connected.
  • Multiple logos in placemarks etc….also adding content individually build profile of organisation as a by-product without the user doing anything special (just via their link to their organisation).
  • Members are suggested based on common interests or contributions
  • Organisation profile is enhanced by individual contributions
  • User-friendly urls – all data is linked in to all other relevant content including articles, projects, individuals, partner organisations and other initiatives and networks
  • Create more adaptation stories using spatial data
  • Automated linking to other major global platforms – e.g. CIFOR
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Detailed Introduction to weADAPT

    1. 1. +weADAPT:sharing information and learning lessons onclimate adaptation issues
    2. 2. Audience and objectives Create a broad community of practitioners and researchers, drawing upon the collaboration with planners and decision-makers, to accelerate development of professional and institutional capacity for adaptation. Users will find accessible information and tools to guide development of adaptation projects Users will be able to upload their experiences, sharing successes (and challenges), to reflect and learn from each other. The ultimate aim of the platform is to promote adaptation as a process of socio-institutional learning, supported by shared information on present and future risks.
    3. 3. + Questions we have tried to explore  In what ways can we represent both high quality scientific and local knowledge?  How do we build and link communities of practise?  How do we build trust and break down barriers in sharing?  How do we encourage this knowledge to be used?  How do we support continuous learning?
    4. 4. Principles
    5. 5. + 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
    6. 6. Guidance and Experience Knowledge Base  Pages  Guides Briefing Notes  Climate change science for development planning  Climate Change Information Portal  Uncertainty Manuals and Toolkits  Vulnerability assessment and analysis  Adaptation Decision Making Review Adaptation Layer  500+ case studies (placemarks) of lessons learnt
    7. 7. +
    8. 8. + Knowledge Base Of articles on Key emerging Areas in Climate Adaptation
    9. 9. Initiatives / topics
    10. 10. Adaptation Layer
    11. 11. Knowledge sharing opportunities,synthesis of lessons learned and communication ofclimate adaptation stories
    12. 12. + Why weADAPT?  Going beyond knowledge sharing  Integrating knowledge in intelligent ways  Ensuring it is from a variety of credible sources  Linking communities of practise with different needs and approaches  Linking different types of knowledge
    13. 13. + Lessons learnt  More ownership  The process ensures quality  Increase knowledge sharing capacity  Improved links between content and people  Facilitating ability to grow networks  Intelligent and intuitive – tailored and personalised  User-friendly urls needed
    14. 14. + Lessons learnt  Less technical content (linking communities)  Improved editing interface (user friendly)  Improved quality control  Links to climate information in useful ways (CIP)  Incorporating GIS for ‘Adaptation Stories’
    15. 15. + Ownership  Different levels of user access
    16. 16. + Processes for sharing content
    17. 17. + Integrating information
    18. 18. + Bridging networks
    19. 19. + Breaking down barriers to sharing  Contributions = visibility  For individual  For organisation  Between individuals and organisations Increasing multiplicity of links to many  other types of content
    20. 20. +Link to people interested in the same issues and grow your network
    21. 21. + Visibility Increasing visibility of both individual and organisation
    22. 22. + Visibility
    23. 23. +
    24. 24. + COBAM
    25. 25. +
    26. 26. + Add adaptation projects to the weADAPT Adaptation Layer - search for what others are doing!
    27. 27. + Make edits... ...and view changes
    28. 28. + Adaptation LayerUsing search terms you are interested in and createadaptation stories (example video) by downloadingplacemarks
    29. 29. + Knowledge base article All content is meaningfully integrated in our Knowledge Base, creating intelligent links with other data
    30. 30. + Forests and climate changeAll data is linked in to all other relevant content including articles,projects, individuals, partner organisations and other initiatives andnetworks weadapt.org/forests
    31. 31. + weadapt.org/oxfam
    32. 32. + weadapt.org/using-climate-information
    33. 33. + Initiative on adaptation decision- making weadapt.org/adaptation-decision-making
    34. 34. + 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
    35. 35. + Next steps Integrating and linking to downscaled climate data – see user journeys at weadapt.org/using-climate-information Adaptation decision-making – see tools review at weadapt.org/adaptation-decision-making Adaptation Decision Explorer (ADx) prototype for screening adaptation options
    36. 36. + Linking to other platforms
    37. 37. + Links back to weADAPT
    38. 38. Principles Adaptation is  a complex process of socio-institutional learning  recognises often competing stakeholder goals and processes  uses information at various levels and in many ways  The future is uncertain, but we know enough to act Adaptation strategies and actions should be robust against a wide variety of future conditions; rather than assuming we can predict future impacts and provide climate proofing measures. The value of information is in  reducing the uncertainty in making a decision  integrating climate change and climate change adaptation in good enough practice in risk management
    39. 39. Integration with climatedata at University of CapeTown
    40. 40. Coverage of Asian stationdataset now available in CIP
    41. 41. Landing pages
    42. 42. + Why weADAPT?  High quality content, with a sustainable model  Credible information  Rigorous editing  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!
    43. 43. + Next steps 1. Register at weADAPT.org 2. Add your organisation and logo 3. Fill out your profile  4. Sign up to initiatives you are interested in For questions or technical problems contact us at info@weadapt.org
    44. 44. Get in touch  We are always responding to requests for new features to allow networks to use their site space in their own ways  We are also seeking Knowledge Partners who wish to take over topic areas or create new ones and manage them for their own networks For questions on weADAPT contact us at info@weadapt.org Thank you

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