|Name||The Role of ICT for Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change|
The Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
This publication is a state-of-the-art overview on the application of communication and ICTs for community-based livelihood adaptation to climate change. It is crucial to identify information and communication systems, particularly for poor smallholder farmers, in order to have access to scientific and technological advances that can support their agricultural decision-making. As a result, research must be reported and communicated in such a way that policy makers can support the adaptation of the food systems to climate change.
The first section explains the role played by Information and Communication Technology (ICT), in the adaptation or mitigation of climate change and examines the potential use at regional or local levels. The second section describes the steps of using ICTs at the community level to communicate information about climate change. Specifically, it describes seven actions where ICT can be of use. But for these steps to be effective, they must be framed in the context of integrated Communication for Development processes in order to bring about positive social change. This publication concludes that this is indeed an area for pioneers with the potential for much further development.
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|Created On:||12/15/2011 14:34|