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1 ICTs and agro-met: CTAs experience Inter-agency consultation meeting on User Interface Platform for Agriculture, Food security and water sectors of the global frameworks for climate services September Rome ICTs and agro-met: CTAs experience Inter-agency consultation meeting on User Interface Platform for Agriculture, Food security and water sectors of the global frameworks for climate services September Rome

2 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par Decision-making There are difficulties in the transmission and communication of climate and weather information to the local level Knowledge is not the only basis for decision making Other factors include social networks, local loyalties, cultural values, intuition, beliefs, thrust, … Traditional predictive capacity may be weakened or invalidated by rapid climate change or significant alterations of ecosystems Issues

3 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par Decision-making How to make climate and weather information useful and relevant for vulnerable communities? How to create intercultural platforms leading to informed decision making? How to build on the local understanding of probability and adaptation in the context of climate forecasting and to develop mechanisms for communication and processing of information adapted to the need of users. Challenges

4 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par The relevance of the scale Local agro-climatic phenomena and pattern influence decisions making processes by resource users Scientists share information at global, regional and national scales How can participatory ICTs help local people document and express their traditional ecological knowledge ?

5 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par Change from within...

6 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par

7 Climate change adaptation Small Island Developing States Building the Resilience of Communities and their Ecosystems to the Impacts of Climate Change in the Pacific Photo credits: J. Leon and James Hardcastle (TNC)

8 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par Understanding the recipient Genuine community-based processes enriched by external inputs help raise awareness and broaden the frame of reference Inputs from users could support the development of user-oriented climate information and prediction services Participatory GIS is increasingly used in SIDS in climate change adaptation and risk management

9 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par CTA contribution Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication Training Kit (2010) (En & Es) DVD and online copies recently acquired by UNDP GEF-SGP for distribution to national offices

10 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par CTA contribution Information dissemination

11 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par CTA gateways M-applications

12 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par CTA gateways Community information centres / telecentres Rural Radio Programmes

13 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par Web 2.0 for development

14 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par On-going initiatives Developing a Communications Strategy for weather and climate information for Caribbean farmers (2011) Influencing regional policy processes in Climate Change Adaptation through the merger of African pastoralist traditional knowledge and meteorological science ( ) Learning event at CoP17 ARDD - Building on traditional knowledge and climate science to contribute to sound climate change adaptation policies: the case of MBororo-Fulani people in Chad.

15 ACP agricultural development ICTs media rural communities value chain youth networking opportunities communication knowledge sharing par Thank you Giacomo Rambaldi


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