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.
Short Introduction to weADAPT
+weADAPT:Building Capacity on Climate Adaptation
Capacity building Knowledge sharing opportunities Synthesis of lessons learnedCommunication of climate adaptation stories
+ 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
+ Knowledge Base Of articles on Key emerging Areas in Climate Adaptation
New! Integration withclimate data at theUniversity of CapeTown
Coverage of Asian stationdataset now available in CIP
+ 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
+ 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!
For more information Contact Sukaina Bharwani at the Oxford Office of the Stockholm Environment Institute, UK firstname.lastname@example.org For general questions on weADAPT contact email@example.com