Guide to Strategy on ICTs and Climate Change Adaptation

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Richard Heeks

Nov 7, 2011, 5:38:49 AM11/7/11
"ICTs and Climate Change Adaptation: Enabling Innovative Strategies" is written for policy makers and strategic planners in senior climate change and ICT4D roles.
It provides guidance on integrating ICTs into national and sectoral processes of climate change adaptation.
The briefing explains:
- The five ways in which ICTs can support national adaptation plans such as NAPAs.
- Support provided by ICTs for specific sectoral adaptation strategies.
- Five guiding principles in strategic application of ICTs for climate change adaptation.
- Action steps that need to be taken.
- Sources of further information.
Links to thematic papers, case studies and other materials on ICTs, climate change and development can be found at:
We encourage you to share ideas on ICTs, climate change and development via and comment on key issues at:
This strategy brief is the product of the University of Manchester's "Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs" research project, funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre ( and managed by the University's Centre for Development Informatics (
Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina
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