Case studies on various areas of ICTs, climate change and development are presented here.

Each one follows a consistent format, outlining the nature of the ICT application, the drivers and objectives behind the case, its stakeholders, an evaluation of cost/benefit and success/failure, analysis of key enablers and challenges, and a summary set of lessons learned and recommendations.

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ICTs, Climate Change and Disaster Management
New ICT Routes to Climate Change Adaptation
ICTs and Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change
ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation
ICTs and Climate Change Monitoring
ICTs and Climate Change Strategy


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Latin America
South Asia
Title Authors
A1 Pakreport: Crowdsourcing for Multipurpose and Multicategory Climate­related Disaster Reporting Faisal Chohan, Pakreport; Vaughn Hester, CrowdFlower abstract download
A2 Role of ICTs in Early Warning of Climate­Related Disasters: A Sri Lankan Case Study Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka abstract download
A3 Using Mobile Phones to Reduce the Adversities of Climate Change in Rural Nepal Shradha Giri, Practical Action Nepal Office; Yuwan Malakar, Practical Action Nepal Office abstract download
B1 Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation of Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change Isabelle Lemaire, InsightShare; Soledad Muñiz, InsightShare abstract download
B2 ICT-Enabled Knowledge Sharing in North-South Partnerships: Lessons from the AfricaAdapt Network Dr. Blane Harvey, Institute of Development Studies, UK; Dr. Tom Mitchell, Overseas Development Institute, UK abstract download
C1 e­Arik: Using ICTs to Facilitate “Climate­Smart Agriculture” among Tribal Farmers of North­East India R. Saravanan, Central Agricultural University, India abstract download
C2 An ICT­-Based Community Plant Clinic for Climate­ Resilient Agricultural Practices in Bangladesh A.H. Rezaul Haq, Shushilan; Mustafa Bakuluzzaman, Shushilan abstract download
C3 Using Radio to Improve Local Responses to Climate Variability: The Case of Alpaca Farmers in the Peruvian Andes Yezelia Caceres Cabana abstract download
C4 ICT­-Enabled Knowledge Brokering for Farmers in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh Patrice Braun, University of Ballarat, Australia; Md. Faisal Islam, Padma Research and Development Organisation abstract download
C5 e­Adaptation within Agricultural Livelihoods in Colombia’s High Mountain Regions Angelica Valeria Ospina, University of Manchester abstract download
D1 Combining Local Radio and Mobile Phones to Promote Climate Stewardship Ryan Jones, FrontlineSMS; Bill Siemering, Developing Radio Partners abstract download
D2 Reducing Carbon Emissions through Videoconferencing: An Indian Case Study Debendra Kumar Mahalik, Sambalpur University, Orissa, India abstract download
D3 Mitigating ICT­ Related Carbon Emissions: Using Renewable Energy to Power Base Stations in Africa’s Mobile Telecommunications Sector Isabelle Gross, Balancing Act abstract download
E1 ICT­-Based Monitoring of Climate Change­ Related Deforestation: The Case of INPE in the Brazilian Amazon Raoni Rajão, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil abstract download
E2 Improving Access to Mapping, Modelling and Scenario ­Building Technology in Climate­ Vulnerable Regions: Learning from ClimSAT Karen Anderton, Independent Environmental Consultant abstract download
E3 Learning from Egypt’s Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Systems Leila Hassanin, Independent Environmental Consultant abstract download
F1 Using ICTs to Integrate Frontline Views into Strategic Planning for Climate Change Terry Gibson, Global Network for Disaster Risk Reduction ; Nigel Scott, Gamos abstract download
F2 Supporting Strategic Decision­Making on Climate Change Through Environmental Information Systems: The Case of ENVIS Ushakiran Madari, Sustainability Consultant abstract download
F3 Building the Evidence Base for Strategic Action on Climate Change: Mexico City’s Virtual Climate Change Centre Olinca Marino, Consultant abstract download
F4 PRECIS: Regional Climate Modelling for Adaptation and Development Planning Martin Mahony, University of East Anglia ; Mike Hulme, University of East Anglia abstract download