Environment & ICTs

Developed by: 
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
Contact person: 
General information
Contact email: 
cdera@caribsurf.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
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:
1.

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http://lirneasia.net/projects/2006-07/evaluating-last-mile-hazard-information-dissemination-hazinfo/
Contact person: 
Nuwan Waidyanatha
Contact email: 
info[at]lirneasia[dot]net
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary, blog, project reports
Developed by: 
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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Type of access: 
open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
website, wiki, discussion forums, noticeboard, newsletter, information materials
Developed by: 
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
Contact person: 
Pablo Gonzalez - Project Leader
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
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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Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
Centre for Development Informatics (CDI) of the University of Manchester
Description: 

This Web site provides online guidance, research knowledge and networking about ICTs’ relation to climate change mitigation, monitoring, strategy and adaptation in developing countries.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.niccd.org/
Contact person: 
Prof. Richard Heeks, Principal Investigator
Contact email: 
niccd.project@googlemail.com
Type of access: 
open, registration in discussion group required for posting
Type of information available online: 
discussion group, blog, resources, reports
Developed by: 
OECD
Description: 

An initiative by The Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) – OECD. The ICCP contributes to the development of policies to meet the opportunities and challenges of electronic commerce and ensuring that its benefits are widely shared, and to improve our grasp of the role played by ICTs in economic growth and job creation.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.oecd.org/sti/ict/green-ict
Contact person: 
Graham Vickery, Head of Information Economy Group
Contact email: 
Graham.Vickery@oecd.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, data sets, videos, graphs, reports
Developed by: 
Chintan
Description: 

The research group addresses issues of sustainable consumption and environmental and social justice. The research focuses on e-waste, environmental issues-related advocacy, etc.

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http://www.chintan-india.org
Contact person: 
Chintan
Contact email: 
bharati@chintan-india.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, library & film catalogues
Developed by: 
Regional Platform of Electronic Residues in Latin America and the Caribbean
Description: 

The objectives of this regional platform are adequate management and the correct final treatment of e-waste generated in the region. The methodologies which which the regional platform operates are applied research and capacity building.

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http://residuoselectronicos.net
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Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, forum, stakeholder database, video, documents
Developed by: 
OneWorld UK
Description: 

OneClimate is an action hub on climate change. It uses innovative spaces and tools to enable users to share experiences, knowledge, insights, questions and answers about climate change. OneClimate.net organized Live Stream from Copenhagen Climate Change Talks into Second Life to enable Global participation in COP 15 without travel carbon.

Go to direct to resource: 
Http://oneclimate.net
Contact person: 
OneClimate initiative
Contact email: 
oneclimate@oneworld.net
Type of access: 
open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
campaigns, news, videos, map, projects database, social network

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