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1 Centre for Development Informatics ICTs and (Climate Change) Adaptation in Developing Countries Richard Heeks Centre for Development Informatics University of Manchester, UK Centre for Development Informatics

2 C Physical Consumption -Dematerialisation of Goods/Services Journey Substitution Physical Production -Shift to Knowledge Economy Energy Generation & Distribution -Smart Power/Grid Energy Use Manufacture & Use: -ICTs (Green vs. Brown IT) -Smart Motors/Logistics -Smart Building Design -Smart Transport e-Enabled: -Carbon Markets -Decision-Making -Policy networks -Awareness/Capacity- Building -Technology Transfer -CC Data Capture -CC Data Processing -CC Data Presentation and Dissemination Application Areas / CC Related Vulnerabilities -Socio-polítical -Livelihoods & Finance -Health -Habitat -Food (Agriculture) -Water ICTs Adaptation Role -Measuring -Informing & Networking -Deciding: Predicting (Risk, Early Warning) Planning (inc. Local Mitigation) Coping (Short-Term/ Disaster) Adapting (Long-Term) -Transacting -Producing -Mobility Mitigation (Causes) Strategy Monitoring Adaptation (Effects) ICTs, Climate Change & Development Model

3 Centre for Development Informatics BoP Shocks and Vulnerabilities Shocks Vulnerabilities Illness Environmental Degradation Personal Insecurity Poverty Food Insecurity Water Shortage Disaster

4 Centre for Development Informatics ICT 1. Informed Decision-Making ICT 2. Stakeholder Engagement National Climate Change Adaptation... and ICTs Task 2b: Formulate Adaptation Options Task 1: Synthesise Knowledge Task 2c: Select Adaptation Measures Task 2d: Formulate Adaptation Strategy Vulnerability & risk assessments National Communications NAPAs Pilot projects Task 2a: Design Adaptation Strategy Inclusion in National Development Plans Projects for Funding Indicators ICT 4. Feedback and Learning ICT 5. Institutional Capacity-Building ICT 3. Adaptation Delivery Task 3a: Implementation Task 3b: Monitoring & Evaluation

5 Centre for Development Informatics Sectoral Climate Change Adaptation... and ICTs Vulnerabilities Illness Environmental Degradation Personal Insecurity Poverty Food Insecurity Water Shortage Disaster Telecentres Community Radio Mobile Phones GIS/Remote Sensing Social Media Sensor Networks

6 Centre for Development Informatics e-Resilience Community Climate Change Adaptation... and e-Resilience Vulnerability Dimensions Vulnerability Context Livelihood System Acute Shocks Chronic Trends Climate Change Livelihood Determinants Assets Institutions Structures Livelihood Capabilities Functionings System Levels: MACRO MESO MICRO ADAPTATION/ ADAPTIVE ACTIONS Development Outcomes Resilience Sub-properties RobustnessScaleRedundancyFlexibilitySelf- organisation LearningEqualityRapidity ICTs

7 Centre for Development Informatics Integrate, Dont Isolate

8 Centre for Development Informatics Be Janus-Headed About Technology

9 Centre for Development Informatics Embrace the Current Informatics Ecosystem KnowledgeInformationData HardwareSoftware Networks Radio/Etc People & Processes

10 Centre for Development Informatics Check The Time: Its the 21 st Not 20 th Century Transactional e-Adaptation None Informational Productive Transformational Delinked Indirect Active User Producer Worker Entrepreneur Innovator ICT Capabilities User Role Intermediated Consumer Passive Consumer

11 Centre for Development Informatics More Hands On Deck for e-Adaptation

12 Centre for Development Informatics Useful Links NICDD Project Website: Online Network on ICTs, Climate Change & Development: Blog:


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