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
+weADAPT:sharing information and learning lessons onclimate adaptation issues
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.
+ 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?
+ 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
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
Knowledge sharing opportunities,synthesis of lessons learned and communication ofclimate adaptation stories
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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’
+ 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
+Link to people interested in the same issues and grow your network
+ Visibility Increasing visibility of both individual and organisation
+ Adaptation LayerUsing search terms you are interested in and createadaptation stories (example video) by downloadingplacemarks
+ Knowledge base article All content is meaningfully integrated in our Knowledge Base, creating intelligent links with other data
+ 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
+ Initiative on adaptation decision- making weadapt.org/adaptation-decision-making
+ 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
+ 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
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
Integration with climatedata at University of CapeTown
Coverage of Asian stationdataset now available in CIP
+ 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!
+ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com Thank you