Description Frase (max. 500 characters):
Using of ICTs to support information and knowledge exchange that enhances monitoring climate, environmental disaster management and adaptation.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters):
Low income communities like Bunyala (Port Victoria) stressed and posed with climate change related stressors, need to develop the capacity to adapt to climate change in order to cope with short-term shocks and long-term trends. ICTs will form an essential part of that development. Our initiatives successfully combine local and external information and knowledge to make a valuCommunications, Early warning systems. 3. ADAPTATION: Environment, health & resource management, up scaling technologies and building resilience.able contribution to deliberate, pre-planned strategies for adaptation, focusing on the informational role of ICTs and combining local and external capacities. Climate change adaptation demand emergent actions that cannot be foreseen in advance, and which require the development of communities more as self organizing systems. The project concentrates on the adoption of new and emergent technologies in three broad and interrelated activities: (1) monitoring of climate change and the environment, (2) disaster management, accounting for preparation, early warning systems (EWS), and response and recovery, and (3) climate change adaptation. Other pertinent activities such as mitigation, resource management, education and capacity building, networking, monitoring and evaluation, and climate modelling are also to be addressed in stages. Specifically Information and communication technologies involve: 1. MONITORING: Observe, Detect & predict, Inform science & decision making. 2. DISASTER MANAGEMENT: Communications, Early warning systems. 3. ADAPTATION: Environment, health & resource management, up scaling technologies and building resilience.