community of practice

Developed by: 
Institute for Development Studies
Description: 

The Linking Climate Adaptation (LCA) Network is a community of over 900 practitioners, stakeholders, researchers and policy-makers exchanging information on climate adaptation research and practice around the globe via the Networks email list. This space on Eldis Community acts as an archive for messages sent to the network via the email list and as a document store.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://community.eldis.org/.599266eb/
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
lyris@lyris.ids.ac.uk; community@ids.ac.uk
Type of access: 
open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
policy and research documents, email discussions
Developed by: 
The Nature Conservancy
Description: 

ConserveOnline is a “one-stop” online, public library, created and maintained by The Nature Conservancy in partnership with other conservation organizations. The library makes conservation tools, techniques, and experience available to a broad community of conservation practitioners.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://conserveonline.org/
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
conserveonline@tnc.org
Type of access: 
open, free registration required for uploading files and using advanced features (calendar, workspace, discussion groups)
Type of information available online: 
presentations, practice, methods
Developed by: 
GRIP (UNDP/Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - BCPR)
Description: 

GRIP hosts a list of links to major sources of disaster data such as OCHA, USGS, GDACS, WB, IFRC, GRIP observatories, NGOs, media archives and many others.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.gripweb.org/
Contact person: 
GRIP (UNDP/Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - BCPR)
Contact email: 
info@gripweb.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
links, resources, training materials, tools
Developed by: 
Resources for the Future
Description: 

The Global Adaptation Atlas, an initiative of Resources for the Future’s Center for Climate and Electricity Policy, aims to enable a global community of scientists, policymakers, planners, donors and citizens to visualize what impacts are likely to affect their regions, what responses are underway, and what gaps need to be filled.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.adaptationatlas.org/
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
info@adaptationatlas.org
Type of access: 
open, registration required to save maps, download and upload data
Type of information available online: 
interactive maps, data
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.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://hedon.info
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
website, wiki, discussion forums, noticeboard, newsletter, information materials
Developed by: 
Institute of Development Studies, ENDA-Tiers Monde, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Centre
Description: 

Innovative Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa. AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.africa-adapt.net/AA/
Contact person: 
AfricaAdapt Secretariat
Contact email: 
info@africa-adapt.net
Type of access: 
open, registration required to follow a project
Type of information available online: 
projects database, news & events
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: 
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Description: 

Climate Collaboratorium aims to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people around the world to address global climate change by developing a global, on-line forum in which people can create, analyze, and ultimately select detailed plans for what we humans can do about global climate change.
Using open modeling, large scale argumentation and group decision-making technologies, the

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.climatecollaboratorium.org
Contact person: 
Robert Laubacher
Contact email: 
rjl@mit.edu
Type of access: 
open, registration required for posting
Type of information available online: 
Wiki, Debates, Plans, Models
Developed by: 
Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office (GEFEO)
Description: 

Site dedicated to building the networking and professional capacity of individuals working on the evaluation of climate change and international development projects and programs. The “Climate-Eval” community of practice is a network oriented at building and improving the quality of information shared through the site.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.climate-eval.org/
Contact person: 
Gonzalo Griebenow
Contact email: 
GGriebenow@TheGEF.org
Type of access: 
Open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
discussion forums, news, events, electronic library
Developed by: 
Climate Interactive
Description: 

The Climate Scoreboard - C-ROADS analysis of Copenhagen Accord Submissions.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://climateinteractive.org/scoreboard
Contact person: 
Climate Interactive
Contact email: 
info@climateinteractive.org
Type of access: 
Open
Type of information available online: 
simulations, video, widgets, graphs, analysis

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