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Title: Integrated Knowledge System on Climate Change Adaptation Conceptual

Integrated Knowledge System on Climate Change
AdaptationConceptual Technological Framework
  • OneWorld South Asia
  • December 2008

Rational Context
  • Climate justice is an integral human development
    challenge, given that it is the poor and the
    marginalised who are the most affected
  • Climate change is real and there is an urgent
    need for adapting to current and projected
    consequences of climate change
  • This urgency is magnified in the context of
    vulnerable communities, who have lesser abilities
    to cope with the consequence of climate change
  • New technologies and a collective pool of ICT
    facilitated knowledge can support adaptation and
    mitigation efforts that address both development
    and climate change challenges
  • Integrated Knowledge System on Climate Change
    Adaptation (IKS-CCA) seeks to address this by
    enabling knowledge support services
  • To collate and/or refer to the wealth of
    community level knowledge resources in terms of
    climate change adaptation experiences and
    potentially replicable good practices
  • In Text, Images, Audio and Video
  • Supplement these with available knowledge on
    adaptation strategies and new technologies
  • Enable their easy and open access across multiple
    delivery mechanisms web, fixed line telephony,
    mobile, SMS, radio or an innovative mix of
    these channels
  • Being developed for South Asian context, but can
    be replicated/scaled up for Global South

Goals Deliverables
  • The IKS-CCA is to serve as a knowledge resource
    base and knowledge service on climate change
    issues with special attention to the adaptive
    needs of grassroots communities.
  • IKS-CCA would
  • provide contextual knowledge on the basis of
    geography, language and local concerns for local
    and grassroots needs
  • drawn from community sources and adapted from
    existing knowledge resources
  • enable a platform for stakeholder engagement,
    knowledge-based advocacy and campaigns to further
    climate justice efforts and initiatives from the

Salient Features
  • The proposed System
  • focuses on the adaptive needs of the developing
    world, of poor and marginalised groups and
    grassroots communities
  • includes information and knowledge from a range
    of sources in a variety of formats
  • uses a combination of technological tools and
    media to facilitate collation and dissemination
  • IKS-CCA can be unpacked in terms of 3 (three)
    interlinked aspects
  • Digital content of contextual knowledge on
    climate change adaptation
  • Multi-stakeholder and multi-dimensional knowledge
    partnerships and
  • Technology solutions and services for knowledge
    acquisition and delivery

IKS-CCA Content
  • Locally usable content derived from the growing
    body of knowledge on climate change and related
  • emanating from the global initiatives on climate
    change research, collaboration and dialogue and
  • debates, discussions and advocacy on issues of
    climate change adaptation at the regional and
    national levels
  • Documentation of experiential learning in terms
    of adaptation strategies at the localised level
    facilitated and strengthened by knowledge
    partners of IKS-CCA
  • Appropriation of emerging media tools and Web 2.0
    technologies to facilitate content acquisition
    and delivery in the form of text, audio, image
    and video

IKS-CCA Knowledge Partnership
  • Knowledge partnerships with agencies and
    organisations that are leaders in their
    geographical or thematic areas
  • Community-oriented or community-based
    organisations and networks for collation of
    grassroots content and solutions
  • Linking with the growing global community and
  • to draw upon the available body of knowledge on
    climate change and on adaptation and
  • in turn share knowledge in terms of people's
    perspectives and grassroots solutions
  • Appropriation of technologies to support
    collaborative knowledge partnerships

Integrated Web2.0 Approach
Audio as Key Knowledge Exchange Medium
  • Voice is an easier mode of commutation and
    information sharing for grassroots communities
  • Access deficit of mobile phone and community
    radio are much less than that of computers with

Experts/ Knowledge Contributer
IKS-CCA Taxonomy
  • Core of the IKS-CCA deployment
  • Carries a humane rather than an environment
    oriented vocabulary

Mobile Integration to Web
Content Acquisition/ delivery through SMS / MMS
Knowledge Contributor
Capability Attribution Issues
  • Capacity of grassroots communities to leverage
    the New Media and Web 2.0 tools innovatively
  • Space for Civil Society action?
  • Capacity to create/aggregate/share locally
    relevant digital content in local language
  • Ensuring community owned decision on locally
    relevant knowledge
  • Who decides how?
  • Is there adequate capacity within community to
    make judicious decisions?
  • Capacity to appropriate traditional and emerging
    technologies with the Web
  • Not enough capacity within the next billion
  • How to develop that capacity longitudinal vs
    one-off approach

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