Environment & ICTs

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Research Group in Decision Analysis (GERAD)
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Profiling Internet equipment from different vendors in terms of consumption, efficiency and other factors and we are using that data to tackle different operational and planning problems. The research group investigates the relationship between network robustness and consumption.

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Open
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Website of Polytechnique Montréal, contacts
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UN
Description: 

Global Pulse will add value to existing monitoring efforts by providing quick-time and real-time actionable information on how vulnerable populations are affected by global compound shocks. It will focus on cross-sectoral vulnerability analysis and early impact detection and will promote collaboration across disciplines, regions, and organizations.

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http://www.unglobalpulse.org/
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open
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website, projects database, maps, reports, analyses, blog
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Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency - CDERA
Description: 

This project aims to identify and test innovative information and communication technology (ICT) applications that could enhance the effectiveness of disaster management in the Caribbean, including early warning systems and post-crisis collection. Activities include the testing of ICT applications and research in three island states (St.

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http://idrc.ca/en/ev-123600-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
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General information
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cdera@caribsurf.com
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open
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project summary
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LirneAsia
Description: 

A participatory concept paper for the design of an effective all-hazard public warning system titled, National Early Warning System: Sri Lanka (NEWS:SL) , which was partially funded by the IDRC . The central focus of the concept paper were the parameters and institutional requirements for and effective early warning system for Sri Lanka. Five technologies are tested:
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http://lirneasia.net/projects/2006-07/evaluating-last-mile-hazard-information-dissemination-hazinfo/
Contact person: 
Nuwan Waidyanatha
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info[at]lirneasia[dot]net
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open
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project summary, blog, project reports
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HEDON
Description: 

HEDON uses ICT in the pursuit of more and better climate mitigation and adaptation. HEDON focuses on household energy, which is predominantly cooking, so it deals with issues related to food security as well.

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http://hedon.info
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open, registration required to post
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website, wiki, discussion forums, noticeboard, newsletter, information materials
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IDRC
Description: 

The project strives to connect data providers (including the scientific and technical community) with data users (local communities, water and sanitation operators, the general public) in order to mitigate the adverse effects of natural disasters.

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http://idrc.ca/en/ev-139866-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
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Pablo Gonzalez - Project Leader
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open
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project summary
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IDRC
Description: 

This grant will support the preparation of a concept paper to identify the potential of ICTs to prepare women farmers to adapt to and manage climate change.

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http://idris.idrc.ca/app/Search
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open
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Institute of Development Studies, ENDA-Tiers Monde, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Centre
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Innovative Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa. AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa.

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http://www.africa-adapt.net/AA/
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AfricaAdapt Secretariat
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info@africa-adapt.net
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open, registration required to follow a project
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projects database, news & events
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M S Swaminathan Research Foundation / IDRC
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This project links ecological rehabilitation, livelihood development, and access to information.

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http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-102523-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
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IDRC
Description: 

This project is a collaborative effort on the part of six institutions in three countries (India, Nepal and the United States) under the leadership of the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition – Nepal (ISET – Nepal). Researchers and communities will develop intervention strategies based on income diversification, environmental management and multi-purpose communication systems.

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http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-124361-201_103232-1-IDRC_ADM_INFO.html
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